The second ODI of the three-match series between England and India will be played on September 21 at the St. Lawrence Ground in Canterbury. The game will start at 5.30 PM IST.
India leads the series 1-0 after beating England by seven wickets in the first ODI. Batting first, England was restricted to 227/7 in 50 overs. England’s Alice Davidson-Richards top-scored with an undefeated 50, while Deepti Sharma was the most successful bowler with two wickets for India. In reply, India overhauled the target in 44.2 overs, with twin half-centuries from Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur. For England, Kate Cross was the pick of the bowlers with two scalps.
England and India have played 74 ODIs against each other, out of which England has won 40 and India has won 32. Two matches did not produce a result.
England: Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Amy Jones (Captain & WK), Maia Bouchier, Sophie Ecclestone (Vice-Captain), Kate Cross, Issy Wong, Lauren Bell, Tammy Beaumont, Alice Davidson-Richards, Charlotte Dean, Emma Lamb, Freya Davies, Freya Kemp
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shafali Verma, Sabbineni Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (WK), Yastika Bhatia (WK), Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Dayalan Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur, Jhulan Goswami, Jemimah Rodrigues
Players to watch
The English all-rounder made a valuable contribution with the bat in the first ODI against India. The right-handed middle-order batter muscled an unbeaten 50 off 61 balls to register her maiden half-century in ODI cricket. Apart from her batting, she is more than a handy right-arm seamer.
England’s right-arm speedster was the bowlers’ pick in the first ODI against India. She accounted for 43/2 in 10 overs. She opened the bowling with Issy Wong and struck in her first over, getting rid of the dangerous Shafali Verma. She also bowled well towards the end of the innings.
The left-handed opening batter of India top-scored with a brilliant 91 off 99 in the first ODI against England. The southpaw smashed 10 boundaries and a six. She stitched a couple of crucial partnerships; 96 runs with Yastika Bhatia for the second wicket and 99 runs with Harmanpreet Kaur for the third wicket. Mandhana bagged the player of the match award for her match-winning batting performance.
The right-arm off-spinner of India was the most successful bowler for her team in the first ODI against England. She claimed 33/2 in her full quota of 10 overs. She bowled one maiden and was the second-most economical bowler in the side.
The venue has hosted seven women’s ODIs so far, out of which the teams batting first have won four and the teams batting second have won three. The average first innings score is 242, and the average second innings score is 156. Batting seems to be easy in the first innings. A high-scoring contest could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to see intervals of clouds and sunshine. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 19 degrees Celsius. There will be 55 percent cloud cover and a 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Alice Davidson-Richards, Charlotte Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Jhulan Goswami, Kate Cross
Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 5.30 PM IST
Venue: St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network, DD Sports
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