Harmanpreet Kaur’s 143 steers India Women to ODI series win over England

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  • Second ODI: India, 333/5, beat England, 245, by 88 runs
  • Kaur hits 143 not out; Renuka Singh Thakur takes 4-57

On Wednesday morning, the ECB announced an ambitious 2023 Women’s Ashes fixture list, which includes maiden visits to Lord’s, the Oval and Edgbaston; and a five-day Test at Trent Bridge. It is a schedule designed to reflect the apparent preeminence of England and Australia in global women’s cricket: these two teams are the ones who are worth showing up for. By the evening, Harmanpreet Kaur had enjoyed ripping that assumption up into tiny shreds and placing it in a metaphorical wastepaper basket.

In a series-sealing performance at Canterbury, the India captain struck an imperious 143 not out from 111 balls as India stacked up a total of 333 for five – the second highest ever against England in ODIs. Kaur sealed the deal by running out local hero Tammy Beaumont in the second over of England’s chase with a direct hit from mid-on.

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Written by Raf Nicholson at the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/sep/21/england-women-india-second-one-day-international-match-report under the title “Harmanpreet Kaur’s 143 steers India Women to ODI series win over England”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.