Indian women slump to nine-wicket defeat

A dominant England steamrolled Jhulan Goswami’s team by nine wickets in the Women’s World Cup at the North Sydney Oval here on Tuesday....

Written by Press Trust Of India | Sydney | Published: March 11, 2009 1:54 am

A dominant England steamrolled Jhulan Goswami’s team by nine wickets in the Women’s World Cup at the North Sydney Oval here on Tuesday.

Put into bat,India could only manage 169 runs in 48.4 overs,a score they largely owe to Mithali Raj (59),Amita Sharma (33) and Anagha Deshpande (32). England subsequently rode on an unbroken 125-run second-wicket stand between opener Caroline Atkins (69) and Claire Taylor (69) to cruise to a facile nine-wicket victory with 11.3 overs to spare.

England’s second successive victory puts them on top of Group B,assuring them a place in the Super Six,while India are second with one win and one defeat.

Earlier,India slipped from 92 for three to 126 for nine in just 14 overs before a late onslaught by Amita Sharma lifted them to 169. Amita hit five fours and a six in a 24-ball 33 before being the last one to get out.

Scoreboard

India: A Deshpande c Greenway b Gunn 32,A Chopra lbw b Guha 0,T Kamini c & b Guha 3,M Raj c Greenway b Gunn 59,R Dhar st S Taylor b Colvin 3,P Roy c Greenway b Colvin 4,S Naidu c S Taylor b Colvin 0,J Goswami lbw b Shaw 0,H Kaur b Gunn 8,A Sharma b Edwards 33,G Sultana not out 10; Extras (b 1,lb 4,w 10,nb 2) 17; Total (all out in 48.4 overs) 169; FoW: 1-4 (Chopra,3.2),2-9 (Kamini,7.3),3-61 (Deshpande,21.2),4-92 (Dhar,28.5),5-108 (Roy,36.2),6-109 (Naidu,36.6),7-110 (Goswami,37.3),8-123 (Raj,41.2),9-126 (Kaur,43.1); Bowling: K Brunt 10-2-39-0 (2w),I Guha 8-3-16-2 (3w),N Shaw 10-1-27-1 (1nb,1w),J Gunn 9-1-50-3 (1nb,2w),H Colvin 10-0-22-3 (1w),C Edwards 1.4-0-10-1.

England: S Taylor c Kamini b Roy 27,C Atkins not out 69,C Taylor not out 69; Extras (b 4,lb 1,w 2) 7; Total (for 1 wicket in 38.4 overs) 172; FoW: 1-47 (S Taylor,15.1); Bowling: J Goswami 7-3-17-0,R Dhar 6-0-25-0,G Sultana 10-2-29-0,A Sharma 2-0-15-0 (1w),P Roy 5.4-0-28-1,S Naidu 3-0-22-0,T Kamini 5-0-31-0 (1w)

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