WATCH: Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur takes a one-handed stunner in the first ODI against England

Harmanpreet Kaur's brilliance in the middle reduced the hosts to 64/3 in 17.4 overs.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 18 September 2022 06:41 PM


After delivering below par performance in the three-match T20I series, Indian women cricket team kicked off their ODI campaign against England women on September 18 (Sunday) at County Ground, Hove. Harmanpreet Kaur-led, who are seeking to give a fitting tribute to the legendary Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami in her final international engagement, showcased their intentions right from the start of the first one day international. 

Jhulan Goswami powered India's pace attack rattled the England's batting line-up after skipper Harmanpreet Kaur invited the hosts to bat first in the series opener. The 28-year-old Meghna Singh was the first to provide much-needed breakthrough to Women in Blue as she dismissed opener Emma Lamb in the 7.1 overs, reducing the opponents at 20-1. The prolific Jhulan Goswami was the next to join the party as she trapped top-seeded Tammy Beaumont (7 off 21) in the next over. 

While Indian team was cruising ahead on the back of bowlers, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stole the show with her incredible athleticism in the field. Kaur's outstanding fielding was evident in the 17.3 over when Alice Capsey tried to whip Sneh Rana on the leg-side but became the victim of skipper's excellent reflexes. The 33-year-old made a full-stretched dive to her right and grabbed the ball perfectly before landing on the ground.

Harmanpreet Kaur's brilliance in the middle reduced the hosts to 64/3 in 17.4 overs. Alice Richards and Sophie Eccelstone are currently trying to rescue the hosts from batting collapse. 


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