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33rd over: India 175-2 (Mandhana 81, Kaur 35) Mandhana pulls Cross to the fine leg, where Capsey runs past the ball and then slips away trying to change direction. Four more for Mandhana, who thus enters the effortless eighties.

32nd over: India 165-2 (Mandhana 74, Kaur 32) Mandhana drives around for a couple with Davidson-Richards, with Capsey making an excellent stop on the border. India needs 63 out of 108 balls.

31st over: India 161-2 (Mandhana 71, Kaur 31) More technical issues. Sorry.

29th over: India 153-2 (Mandhana 68, Kaur 26) Kate Cross replaces Sophie Ecclestone (6-0-27-0). Mandhana clatters a full ball just before halfway before Kaur snaps another border to fine leg. They are 7t running away from an emphatic victory.

28th over: India 146-2 (Mandhana 67, Kaur 22) Kaur misses a powerful tug on a short ball from Lamb that stays low and just misses the punch. But a decent over is tarnished by a poor final delivery that helps Mandhana lose a leg for four. She is 33 away from a new ODI century.

27th over: India 139-2 (Mandhana 62, Kaur 20) A missfield from Lamb (I think) gives Mandhana a few bonus runs. England seem resigned to their fate.

26th over: India 133-2 (Mandhana 57, Kaur 19) Mandhana survives a falling behind investigation after pushing a delivery from Lamb that stays a little low; then Kaur gets her first border with a classy glide past short third. India needs 95 from 24 overs.

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25th over: India 127-2 (Mandhana 56, Kaur 14) Ecclestone almost slides a faster ball through Kaur, who adapts and defends at the last minute. England’s only chance of victory is to break this partnership in the coming overs.

24th over: India 122-2 (Mandhana 55, Kaur 10) Emma Lamb replaces Charlie Dean, who cast a mixed spell of 7-0-32-1, and gets three of her first left. India walks to victory.

23rd over: India 119-2 (Mandhana 54, Kaur 8)

22nd over: India 116-2 (Mandhana 53, Kaur 6) Mandhana runs off the field and drives Dean for four. That brings a typically elegant fifty from 61 balls. Eight from over in total, and India is now more than halfway to their goal.

Mandhana reaches half a century. Photo: Steven Paston/PA

21st over: India 108-2 (Mandhana 46, Kaur 5) Sorry, we’re having some technical issues. You didn’t miss much, just some cheap overs from Dean and Ecclestone.

19th over: India 104-2 (Mandhana 43, Kaur 4) Kaur rounds Ecclestone for a few to get off goal, a shot so effective she replays it on the next ball.

18th over: India 99-2 (Mandhana 42, Kaur 0) The new batter is captain Harmanpreet Kaur.

WICKET! India 99-2 (Bhatia b Dean 50)

Bhatia, on the charge, inner edges Dean this one far from leg stump. The ball runs away for four, bringing Bhatia to a breezy 45 ball fifty.

But she later falls into the over, threw through the fence as she walked back down the field. Not a great shot, but her innings have put India in complete control.

Dean celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket from Bhatia.
Dean celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket from Bhatia. Photo: Ben Hoskins/ECB/Getty Images

17th over: India 95-1 (Mandhana 42, Bhatia 46) Sophie Ecclestone attacks late. Mandhana loads up her second ball and throws it into the side of the leg a few times. That could have easily gone to an outfield player and India doesn’t really need to take such risks given the match situation.

16th over: India 90-1 (Mandhana 39, Bhatia 44) Mandhana slides Dean for another four, the 13th of the innings. This is too easy for India, which now needs 138 from 34 overs.

15th over: India 84-1 (Mandhana 34, Bhatia 43) A top-edge pull from Bhatia lands just in front of Wong, running from the long leg. That aside, it’s a quiet one over.

14th over: India 81-1 (Mandhana 32, Bhatia 42) India’s quick start means they can now play low-risk cricket while waiting for the bad ball. That’s what they do here, with three of Dean’s third left.

13th over: India 78-1 (Mandhana 30, Bhatia 41) A better over from Davidson-Richards, three of them.

12th over: India 75-1 (Mandhana 28, Bhatia 40) Bhatia pulses Dean through extra cover for another four. England urgently needs a wicket or three.

11th over: India 71-1 (Mandhana 28, Bhatia 36) England bleeding runs. Bhatia takes Davidson-Richards for six, just over the head of Wong at the long leg, then stops the next ball from the pads for four.

10th over: India 59-1 (Mandhana 27, Bhatia 25) Offspinner Charlie Dean comes on, and she almost strikes as Bhatia walks in before four. That’s the 11th boundary of the innings.

9th over: India 53-1 (Mandhana 26, Bhatia 20) Alice Davidson-Richards replaces Issy Wong and Mandhana walks off the track to make love for four. She does it again later, and nails a solid square leg. This is great percussion from India, which is cashing in while there is tempo on the ball. They need 175 from 41 overs.

8th over: India 45-1 (Mandhana 18, Bhatia 20) That’s a beautiful shot from Bhatia, who stands up to drive Cross for four of the back foot. She survives a big LBW appeal later in the over, with the ball well outside the leg stump. England decides to go up, a very bad decision that will cost them a review.

India makes excellent use of the Powerplay; at the same stage England were 21 for one.

7th over: India 41-1 (Mandhana 18, Bhatia 16) Too short of Wong and Bhatia clatters to the midwicket boundary. Then Mandhana returns a wide half volley through the covers for four. On this pitch, Wong’s extra pace is a mixed blessing; her four overs are gone for 26.

6th over: India 30-1 (Mandhana 14, Bhatia 11) Cross has turned down a hopeful appeal to LBW when Bhatia plays over the line on a full delivery. It threw outside leg. Good left over from Cross, just one of them.

5th over: India 29-1 (Mandhana 14, Bhatia 11) Bhatia gloves Wong’s bouncer along the leg side and is dropped by Jones. For a goalkeeper as good as Jones, that was a relatively easy chance, but all she could do was help him on his way to the border. Later in the over, Mandhana beautifully drives Wong through extra cover for another four. India is heading for a flyer.

4th over: India 20-1 (Mandhana 10, Bhatia 7) Mandhana swings through the covers four times, a glorious way to get your first frontier, and she cuts another one on the next delivery. It hung in the air for a while, but I don’t think it was carried to the trench.

3rd over: India 9-1 (Mandhana 1, Bhatia 5) Bhatia comes off the goal with a boundary, timing Wong nicely past the back point. Later in the landing, Mandhana is beaten by a robber who barely misses the stump. This isn’t really a great pitch.

2nd over: India 4-1 (Mandhana 1, Bhatia 0) The new batter is wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia.

WICKET! India 3-1 (Verma c Dean b Cross 1)

Kate Cross shares the new ball. It is already clear that England are going to bowl very straight, challenging the Indian batters to force the pace on what is an awkward pitch.

Verma tries to do just that by tapping a straight ball to the midwicket, but Charlie Dean ducks to the right to make an excellent two-handed catch!

Kate Cross celebrates taking the wicket of Shafali Verma.
Kate Cross celebrates taking the wicket of Shafali Verma. Photo: Ben Hoskins/ECB/Getty Images

1st over: India 2-0 (Mandhana 1, Verma 1) The speedy Issy Wong opens the bowling – and she strikes almost immediately. Shafali Verma, aiming for leg, gets a leading edge that just misses the fielder on point. That was close.

The players are back on the field. Here we go!

India needs 228 to win

50th over: England 227-7 (Davidson-Richards 50, Dean 24) Davidson-Richards clips a full toss of Meghna for four to achieve an excellent fifty, her first in ODIs, from 60 balls. She survives a stupid reference later in the over, making a total of eight runs. It’s quite a recovery from England, which was at 128 to six in all sorts. India are still favourites, but England will covet their chances on a tired field.

Alice Davidson-Richards celebrates her half century.
Alice Davidson-Richards celebrates her half century. Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

49th over: England 219-7 (Davidson-Richards 46, Dean 22) Davidson-Richards swings through the wicket to launch Sharma, longing for a one-bounce four. Beautiful shot. The next ball beats everyone and everything in its way for two byes. Sharma ends up with numbers of two to 33.

48th over: England 210-7 (Davidson-Richards 41, Dean 20) Dean scoops Meghna to short fine leg, where Goswami fails to get a hand on an uncomfortably low chance. The next ball is ground for four, and a single later in the over brings Dean to 20 of only 15 balls. The lower order of England was excellent today.

47th over: England 202-7 (Davidson-Richards 40, Dean 13) Davidson-Richards rides Sharma for a single to make it to 200. That’s a decent recovery from 128 to six in the 34th over. Six runs from the over.

46th over: England 196-7 (Davidson-Richards 38, Dean 11) Davidson-Richards plays a nice reverse sweep for two from Gayakwad, then repeats the shot from the last delivery. Gayakwad ends with numbers from 10-0-40-1.


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