India Women vs England Women, 3rd ODI: As it happened

Catch all the LIVE updates, live blog, scores and commentary from the third ODI between India Women and England Women being played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. India needs to win the third ODI to bag two crucial points in the ICC Women’s Championship.

Indian women's team is brimming with confidence after toying with England in the first two fixtures. Under its new coach, W.V. Raman, the team seems to have ticked all the boxes.

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the third women's ODI.

Indian women will be looking to whitewash England when the teams meet at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.

The host needs to win the third ODI to bag two crucial points in the ICC Women’s Championship and move closer to the direct qualification for the 2021 World Cup.

We have the toss update: India wins the toss and elects to bat.

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That's it. England wins by 2 wickets. It was Katherine Brunt with the ball and aided by a middle order collapse meant India just managed 205 and it was in the game till Heather Knight and Danielle Wyatt stitched a match-winning partnership. So India's tryst of losing the last game of the series continues.

16:15: Anya Shrubsole doesn't leave it too long. She smacks Poonam Yadav to the square leg fence and finishes the match.

16:14: Katherine Brunt departs and is there a twist in the climax? Brunt tries to take on Poonam Yadav and her pull is taken to perfection at short mid-wicket by Poonam Raut. England 204/8, needs 2 to win.

16:11: It is almost as good as over for India. Elwiss (31*) and Brunt (17*) have taken England to 201/7 in 48 overs. England needs just 5 runs from 2 overs to win the match.

16:09: 200 up for England. It just needs six more to win the match.

16:00: This match is wide open. The pitch has some purchase for the spinners but England is motoring along, managing well. England 186/7, needs 20 runs in 24 balls to win. Brunt on 7 and Elwiss on 26 in the middle.

15:46: Big wicket, Danielle Wyatt departs. India is still in the game. Shikha Pandey induces Wyatt to take the arial route and Mona Meshram makes no mistake at the long on fence. Wyatt is out for 56 (82 balls), England 174/7, needing 32 more runs.

15:42: 50 for Danielle Wyatt. It is an excellent half-century, considering the circumstances she walked in. She has reached the landmark in 78 balls with 5 fours. England 169/6.

15:37: We are into the final 10 overs of the match. It is 158/6 in 40 overs as Wyatt and Elwiss add 40 off 54 balls for the seventh wicket. England still 48 runs adrift, have 60 balls to get there.

15:20: Danielle Wyatt (40 off 65) and Georgia Elwiss (10 off 20) are building a partnership to frustrate India. The duo have added 27 in 36 balls and England moves to 145/6 in 37 overs, needing 61 runs in 78 balls.

14:58: A lazy shot, lack of footwork does the England captain Heather Knight in. England loses its sixth wicket and the match is suddenly alive. Knight wasn't in any position to play the cut shot off Poonam Yadav and gets a feather touch on the bat and Taniya Bhatia pouches it with glee. England 118/6 as Knight departs for 47 (63 balls). England needs 88 more runs, India 4 wickets.

14:47: The middle overs have been uneventful with the partnership between Knight and Wyatt blossoming to 57 off 78 balls as England moves to 106/5 in 28 overs. The target is exactly 100 runs away and England has 132 balls to get there. India desperately looking for ways to break this partnership with Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey trying all tricks in the book.

There was a lot of leather hunt for the Indians when Heather Knight and Danielle Wyatt were batting.   -  Prashant Nakwe

 

14:30: Heather Knight and Danielle Wyatt have added 47 runs, in just 54 balls, as England reaches 96/5 in 24 overs, needing 110 runs in 26 overs at 4.23 runs an over.

14:17: End of 18 overs, England has crawled to 68/5. Danielle Wyatt and Heather Knight are holding fort. England is still 138 runs away from its target of 206.

14:07: Shikha Pandey strikes! Sarah Taylor is out. Taylor was caught on the back foot to a delivery which comes back into her and the ball thuds on to her knee. It would have been hitting the middle stump, the umpire has no doubts on it and Taylor departs for 2. England 49/5.

13:49: Deepti Sharma joins the party. Natalie Sciver is out for 1 and England is 40/4. Sciver was into the drive but manages to send the ball back to Deepti and the bowler takes a good reflex catch.

Eleven wickets have fallen in this match so far (8 in India's innings and 3 so far in England's) and out of the 11, nine have come from the end where Jhulan is bowling from.

13:44: Excellent bowling from Jhulan Goswami. She sends Tammy Beaumont back for 21, caught by Mona Meshram. England loses its third wicket for 39. A length ball from Jhulan and Beaumont played inside the line and the ball took the outside edge, deflected onto the thigh before taking flight to the first slip.

When the going gets tough, Jhulan Goswami gets going.   -  PTI

 

13:35: Jhulan Goswami strikes again! She has struck to that length outside off stump and the patience has paid off. Lauren Winfield pokes at one and only manages an edge to Taniya Bhatia behind the stumps. England 38/2 in 8.3 overs.

13:32: Tammy Beaumont has milked Shikha Pandey for 10 in the 8th over, with a flat six over deep mid-wicket and a four off mid-on earlier. England moves to 36/1 in 8 overs, needing 170 runs more.

13:19: First wicket falls for England. Jhulan Goswami strikes. Amy Jones miscues one to Smriti Mandhana at mid-on and Mandhana doesn't drop these easy ones. Jones is out for 13 (15 balls), England 25/1 in 5 overs, needs 181 more to win.

13:15: 21/0 in 4 overs at 5.25 runs an over is a good start for England. It needs 185 more runs in 46 overs at just 4.02 an over.

13:10: The Indians are extremely vocal in the field, especially wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia. At the end of 3 overs, England 15/0, with 12 coming off boundaries, all of Jhulan Goswami.

12:55: Amy Jones and Tammy Beaumont have started on a positive note, scoring 8 off the first over off Jhulan Goswami.

12:50: The Indian women come out and so do the England batswomen. Can India defend 205 and grab those two important points? Stay tuned to find out.

Big wicket: Katherine Brunt and Sarah Taylor celebrate Mithali Raj's wicket.   -  Prashant Nakwe

 

So 206 is the target for England. We'll take a small break and get back with the chase.

12:27: Just three runs off the final over and India finishes with 205/8 in its 50 overs. A middle over collapse dented India's progress after a 129-run partnership for the second wicket. England needs 206 to win the third ODI and grab those two important points.

12:23: 4 byes and India crosses the 200-run mark. India wouldn't mind the byes though. India 202/8 with 1 over to play.

12:20: A 47-run stand between Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma is broken by Georgia Elwiss. A slower ball and Shikha gets into the shot early and sends a leading edge back to the bowler. Shikha is out for 26 (41 balls) and India 197/8 in 48.2 overs.

12:07: India moves to 180/7 in 45 overs with Deepti Sharma on 19 and Shikha Pandey on 17 in the middle. The duo have added 30 runs after a middle order collapse dented India's surge after a stupendous 100-run partnership for the second wicket.

11:55: Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma are batting cautiously. The duo have added 25 off 30 balls and India has limped to 165/7 in the 43rd over.

The scores of the Indian batswomen so far: 0, 66, 56, 7, 0, 0, 1. Expect for the two scores of 50+, it just looks like a binary digit code.

11:36: Another wicket and there is pin drop silence in the crowd. Sarah Taylor takes a neat catch to dismiss veteran Jhulan Goswami off Natalie Sciver. India down in the dumps at 150/7. Jhulan just manages 1 (11 balls).

11:30: This is how the last half hour has looked for India. Not god at all, not good. Another familiar middle order collapse.

129/1 (28.2 overs)

129/2 (28.3)

131/3 (29)

133/4 (30.4)

140/5 (32.4)

144/6 (33.3)

From 129/1, India has slipped to 144/6 in about 30 minutes of play. What an hour this has been for England and Katherine Brunt.

11:19: Taniya Bhatia joins the procession. Anya Shrubsole joins the party. India in deep trouble at 144/6. A full length ball bowled outside the off stump, Taniya misses the line completely and the citadel is breached.

11:14: Katherine Brunt is breathing fire. Five wickets for Brunt. She has Mithali Raj, caught by wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor for 7 and India loses its fifth. A big inside edge and Taylor pouches the ball safe. India 140/5 in 32.4 overs.

The last five overs have been eventful. It has been Katherine Brunt's (right) hour. India has scored just 13 and more importantly have lost three wickets.

 

11:11: The last five overs have been eventful. It has been Katherine Brunt's hour. India has scored just 13 and more importantly have lost three wickets.

11:05: It is now Katherine Brunt's hour. She traps Mona Meshram plumb infront for no score. The ball was a fullish, nipped back in quick and Meshram had no clue, playing down the wrong line. India wobbling at 133/4 in 30.4 overs. It is now upto Mithali Raj to guide the ship out of troubled waters.

10:56: Katherine Brunt is on a roll. She castles another set batswoman, Punam Raut, and the English are escatic. The ball sneaked through the gate as Raut was committed to the drive on the front foot. Raut is out for 56 (97 balls) and India 131/3 with Mithali Raj and Mona Meshram in the middle.

10:53: The skipper departs! India loses its second wicket with Smriti Mandhana challenging Katherine Brunt with a pull shot only to find Danielle Wyatt taking the catch at deep square leg. Mandhana is angry, understandably, hits her pads in anger. Mandhana misses out on a 100, is out for 66 (74 balls), India 129/2.

 

10:50: The flurry of runs has decreased and India is happy to pick up the gaps and do the hardwork running. At the end of 28 overs, India 129/1 with Smriti Mandhana on 66 (71 balls) and Punam Raut on 56 (95 balls).

10:37: 50 for Punam Raut. The knock has come in 85 balls, studded with 7 fours. India 111/1.

Punam Raut gets down on one knee and dispatches the ball to the fence.   -  Prashant Nakwe

 

10:33: 100 runs partnership for the second wicket between Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut. Also, it is 50 for Mandhana. It is her 16th ODI 50. She has played 56 balls, struck 6 fours and 1 six. The pair was united in the third ball of the innings, after Jemimah Rodrigues' early dismissal, and the duo have looked in pristine touch.

10:28: The sparse Wankhede crowd is now cheering for every run scored and it grows louder as the boundaries come by. The partnership and India's score gets to the 90s and at the end of 22 overs, India 98/1.

10:23: The duo of Mandhana and Raut have added 84 runs so far (118 balls) as India is 84/1 in 20 overs. Both the batswomen are batting on 40 runs each.

10:16: A minor scare for India. Punam Raut calls for a quick single and Smriti Mandhana takes a full-length dive at the striker's end to beat the fielder's throw. The third umpire is summoned and the decision is not out. India 71/1 after 18 overs.

10:14: Heather Knight, the England captain, into the attack and Smriti Mandhana welcomes her with a shot in the long leg region, that scurried away to the ropes.

10:09: Punam Raut (29 off 55) and Smriti Mandhana (28 off 39) have added 61 runs so far off 94 balls for the second wicket and India moves to 61/1 after 16 overs.

Smriti Mandhana plays a shot during the third ODI.   -  Prashant Nakwe

 

9:55: First six for Smriti Mandhana and of the match. She latches on to a short ball from Natalie Sciver and pulls it over deep midwicket fence for a six. Two balls later, another short ball gets the treatment it deserves as Mandhana hooks it over square leg for four. 11 runs milked from Sciver's over, India 53/1 in 14 overs.

9:52: Punam Raut gets down on one knee and smacks a length ball from Elwiss to a wide-ish midon fence. Six runs off the 13th over, India 42/1. Raut on 21 (43 balls) and Mandhana on 17 (33 balls) in the centre.

This is Smriti Mandhana's 50th ODI match. 1901 runs to her credit at an average of 42.24 and a strike rate of 83.1.

9:45: Natalie Sciver bowls a maiden over and India is scoring at 3.1 runs an over, at the end of 10 overs. Smriti Mandhana on 13 (29 balls) and Punam Raut on 14 (29 balls) in the middle.

9:37: Elwiss bowls a good over. India 31/1 after 9 overs.

9:35: Georgia Elwiss, right-arm medium fast bowler, is into the attack. She will bowl the 9th over. 

9:29: Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut have upped the ante. 10 runs coming off the 7th over, bowled by Katherine Brunt. Two fours in that over. While one was a gift to Mandhana, Raut had a top cricketing shot written all over her flick through square leg. India 28/1 after 7 overs.

Jemimah Rodrigues had no clue to this ripper from Katherine Brunt.   -  AFP

 

Meanwhile, our correspondent Shayan Acharya is trying to up his photography game from the press box in Mumbai:

 

9:20: Good start for England. It has kept India under check after getting the early wicket. India crawls to 18/1 in six overs. 

9:08: Jemimah Rodrigues' poor continues. She departs for another duck — second in the series. India 0-1.

8:55: Danni Wyatt is back in the England side for the third ODI, Rajeshwari Gayakwad replaces Ekta Bisht in India's final-11

Playing XIs

India: Mithali Raj (captain), Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Mona Meshram, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Punam Raut.

England: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Alex Hartley, Amy Jones,  Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (WK), Lauren Winfield and Danni Wyatt.

This is what the captains had to say at the toss:

Mithali Raj: We are electing to bat. I think it's a fresh wicket and seems good to bat first. We've been doing well batting first, that's the reason why I choose to bat. The surface will ease out in the middle overs. Two points are at stake and we want to win those two points. In the past we've lost the last match of a series.

Heather Knight: One of those toss where you go 50-50 again. Hopefully we turn things around and get a win on the board today. There's no dead rubber when it comes to CC Championship, today's all about character and standing up to put up some strong performances. We have Wyatt coming in as a batting option.

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