India women’s cricket team face England in the second ODI of the three-match ODI series at Taunton on Wednesday with the aim of levelling the series and putting on a spirited performance. 

India were completely outplayed in all departments in the first ODI at Bristol and succumbed to an eight-wicket loss. England chased down the 202-run target with eight wickets and more than 15 overs to spare.

The Indian eves never really got going after being asked to bat first and could manage only 201 runs from their stipulated 50 overs. Slow batting from skipper Mithali Raj and Punam Raut coupled with Harmanpreet Kaur’s lack of form made the team pay a heavy price eventually. While Raj made a 108-ball 72, Raut scored a 61-ball 32.

India played out as many as 181 dot balls during the course of their innings which amounts to more than 30 overs. England chased down the score comfortably with unbeaten half-centuries from Tammy Beaumont and Natalie Sciver.

England women vs India women ODI squads

England women’s ODI squad: Heather Knight (captain), Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (wicket-keeper), Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill (wicket-keeper), Emily Arlott, Katherine Brunt, Tammy Beaumont (wicket-keeper)

India women’s ODI squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav

Where to watch England women vs India women ODI series live?  

The England women vs India women ODI series will be telecast live at 6:30 pm on the Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD TV channels in India. 

Live streaming of the England women vs India women ODI series will be available at 6:30 pm on SonyLIV and JIO TV.

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