They grasp been upbeat yet scientific within the field and with the ball, led by Dean, who obtained her ODI profession-ultimate 4 for 23 in barely her 2nd World Cup sport
England Girls 136 for six (Knight 53*, Sciver 45, Meghna 3-26) beat India Girls 134 (Mandhana 35, Ghosh 33, Dean 4-23) by four wickets
Charlie Dean epitomised how England wanted, and most important, to play to get their first sides from four World Cup fits with a four-wicket victory over India.
Interviewed between innings after her four wickets had been pivotal in bowling India out for appropriate 134 in 36.2 overs – their lowest total at a World Cup since the 2005 final – Dean informed the host broadcaster that she used to be appropriate excited to be out on the pitch alongside with her team and performing.
On the eve of this most important match for the defending champions, skilled wicketkeeper-batter Amy Jones had emphasised England’s must overcome two unfortunate fielding shows against West Indies and South Africa however to protect their enjoyment of the game to protect a long way from wilting below rigidity.
Against India, they grasp been upbeat yet scientific within the field and with the ball, led by Dean, their rookie offspinner whose ODI profession-ultimate 4 for 23 in barely her 2nd World Cup sport, is the 2nd-ultimate haul of the tournament thus a long way within the assist of Marizanne Kapp’s devastating 5 for 45 against England on Monday.
Then an unbeaten half of-century by captain Heather Knight noticed them house inner 32 overs despite wobbles at both kill of the England innings to get a bewitch which enables them to abet some control over their very find destiny as they present to produce the semi-finals with fits against Original Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh final.
England stumbled early within the breeze, falling to 4 for 2 when Danni Wyatt, who had changed Lauren Winfield-Hill on the tip of the expose within the old sport, fell cheaply as soon as extra, this time to a consuming bewitch at dawdle by Sneh Rana off Meghna Singh within the 2nd over. Tammy Beaumont adopted, first and predominant adjudged no longer out lbw with the bat shut to the pad earlier than India’s evaluate printed that Jhulan Goswami had no doubt hit her on the pad first to mutter her 250th ODI wicket.
Nat Sciver, who fell to a freak slips bewitch off the assist of her bat against South Africa, loved a stroke of good fortune when she drove at Goswami, deflected onto her pad and the ball rolled into the imperfect of the heart stump with some pressure however stopped ineffective with out dislodging the bails.
Meghna bowled smartly, sending down 20 dot balls in her four-over opening spell and claiming three wickets in all, however Sciver and Knight build on 65 runs for the third wicket to damage the assist of the breeze earlier than Sciver fell to a easy bewitch by Goswami off Pooja Vastrakar for 45. By that stage, England grasp been 69 for 3 with 33 overs final.
After Jones fell to a spectacular bewitch from Harmanpreet Kaur, backtracking from mid-on and leaping with ultimate timing to drag the ball down, Knight predicament about hauling within the map, helped by a 17-bustle cameo off 21 balls by Sophia Dunkley, who used to be caught within the assist of off Meghna with appropriate seven runs most important. Meghna and Richa Ghosh blended again to remove away Katherine Brunt as England misplaced two wickets within the predicament of three balls however Knight, who had struck eight fours en path to her 53 no longer out, stood firm and Sophie Ecclestone introduced up the a hit runs with a four off Meghna.
Harmanpreet despatched a terror via the India camp when she jarred her knee fielding dull within the match however she managed to jog off the bottom for added evaluate.
Earlier, Anya Shrubsole, the heroine of England’s 2017 World Cup final triumph over India, predicament England heading within the appropriate route with two early wickets. Punished for bowling too quick of their three-wicket defeat to South Africa, England’s bowlers came in with a favorable belief to bowl fuller to the Indian side and their execution ensured that India never no doubt obtained going amid an everyday sprint of wickets as they misplaced a detrimental 7 for 73 within the tip.
Shrubsole claimed her 100th ODI wicket when she eradicated Yastika Bhatia within the fourth over, tempting a pressure with an horny fuller ball which had a hint of inswing and caught a faint inner edge earlier than clattering into the tip of middle stump. Perhaps even extra relaxing for England, given their old unfortunate performances within the field, used to be Shrubsole’s subsequent wicket as Dunkley took their first probability within the air, diving forwards at mask repeat remove a ambitious low bewitch off Mithali Raj.
Engaging bustle outs by Kate Spoiled and Sciver to remove away Deepti Sharma and Ghosh respectively, rammed house the purpose that England grasp been a totally different fielding side on this stumble upon.
Dean entered the attack within the 17th over and made a appropriate away affect, claiming two wickets in four balls as India slumped to 61 for five.
Dean, who handiest made her global debut throughout the house series against Original Zealand in September and used to be playing appropriate her 2nd World Cup sport, drew an edge as Harmanpreet defended and used to be caught within the assist of by Jones. Dean then disregarded Rana for a 2nd-ball duck with a flighted transport open air off, her invitation to pressure authorized and Jones all over again gathering within the assist of the stumps.
Smriti Mandhana’s 35 used to be India’s high find however she fell to Ecclestone and, whereas Vastrakar overturned her lbw dismissal off Dean when ball-tracking printed the affect used to be open air off, Dean replied two balls later by tightening her line on a flatter transport as Vastrakar failed to connect on her sweep and used to be struck in front of off stump. She determined to be taught again with barely a 2nd to spare handiest to grasp umpire Paul Wilson’s decision confirmed.
Goswami and Ghosh tried to rescue their team, Goswami launching a six down the bottom off Spoiled, however their union ended on 37 with Ghosh’s bustle out, with replays exhibiting her bat used to be mute within the air as Sciver’s throw hit. Goswami fell a transient time later, and Dean accomplished off the innings by bowling Meghna.
Valkerie Baynes is a frequent editor at ESPNcricinfo