England defeated India by eight wickets in the first women’s ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here today.
Put in to bat, India scored 201/8. Skipper Mithali Raj top-scored with a 108-ball 72-run knock while Punam Raut made 32.
For England, Sophie Ecclestone was the pick of the bowlers, while Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt took two wickets each. Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver struck quick half-centuries as England comfortably chased down the target in 34.5 overs.
Brief scores: India Women: 201/8 (Raj 72; Ecclestone 3/40, Shrubsole 2/33, Brunt 2/35); England Women: 202/2 in 34.5 overs (Beaumont 87, Sciver 74; Goswami 1/25).