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Indian womens cricket team defeated England by 88 runs in the second ODI. With this win, the Indian team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Team India has won the ODI series in England after 23 years. Earlier, India won the ODI series 2-1 in England in 1999 under the captaincy of Chandrakanta Kaul.
Batting first after losing the toss, Team India got off to a bad start. Shefali Verma was dismissed after scoring eight runs. After this, Smriti Mandhana shared a 54-run partnership for the second wicket with Yastika Bhatia. Yastika got out after scoring 26 runs. After this, Mandhana along with captain Harmanpreet shared a 33-run partnership for the third wicket. Mandhana scored 40 runs in 51 balls. With these innings, Mandhana became the fastest Indian player to score 3000 runs in ODIs. She broke former captain Mithali Rajs record.
England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, India scored 333 runs for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs. Harmanpreet Kaur played an unbeaten inning of 143 runs in 111 balls. In reply, the entire team of England was reduced to 245 runs in 44.2 overs. Daniel Wyatt scored 65 runs for England. Fast bowler Renuka Singh took four wickets.
Chasing a huge target of 334 runs, the England team started poorly. The team had lost three wickets to 47 runs. Tammy Beaumont was out for six, Emma Lamb (15 runs) and Sophia Dunkley scored one. After this, Alice Capsey and Danielle Wyatt put on a 55-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Ellis was dismissed for 39 runs in 36 balls with the help of six fours. At the same time, Daniel scored a half-century. She was dismissed for 65 runs in 58 balls with the help of six fours. After this, wickets kept falling for England at regular intervals.
Captain Amy Jones was dismissed for 39 runs, Freya Kemp 12 runs, Sophie Ecclestone scored one run, Charlotte Dean 37 runs and Kate Cross scored 14 runs. Lauren Bell remained unbeaten on 11. Indian fast bowler Renuka Singh wreak havoc with four wickets for 57 runs in 10 overs. At the same time, Dayalan Hemlata got two wickets. Deepti Sharma and Shefali Verma took one wicket each. The Indian team will now play the third and last ODI against England on 24 September. Earlier, Team India was defeated by England 2-1 in the T20 series.