Twitter Reactions: India Women whitewash England at Lord's as Jhulan Goswami bows out on a high
The match ended on a controversial note even as Goswami bowed out on a high.
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India Women's team beat England at Lord's in the third ODI match on Saturday to end their tour with a 3-0 series win. It was a big match for Indian fans despite securing the series win after the second match. The legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami ended her 20-year career with this match by taking two wickets and bowling three maiden overs. The Indian side was bowled out on just 169 runs but the bowlers impressed to defend the target with an impressive 16-run win.
England skipper Amy Jones won the toss and elected to bowl first at Lord's bowling-friendly surface. The struggling opener Shafali Verma failed again as English pacer Kate Cross bowled out the youngster for a duck. Cross clean bowled Yastika Bhatia on duck in her next over to give England a flying start. She continued that momentum and dismissed last match's centurion Harmanpreet Kaur on just four runs in the eighth over. Freya Davies then removed Harleen Deol in the next over and India were struggling at 29/4 in 8.4 overs.
The star batter Smriti Mandhana kept the scoreboard moving from the other end and formed a 58-run partnership with Deepti Sharma for the fifth wicket. Smriti smashed a fifty, her third in her last five innings, before getting bowled out on Cross's delivery in the 24th over. Deepti also scored a fifty and remained unbeaten on 68 runs off 106 runs as India's innings stumbled on just 169 runs in 45.4 overs.
Renuka Singh and Jhulan Goswami defend for India
England openers started well and carefully with a 27-run partnership for the first wicket. In-form pacer Renuka Singh dismissed Emma Lamb in the eighth over to give India an opening they needed. She clean bowled Tammy Beaumont on eight runs in her next over to get India back into the game. Jhulan then took her first wicket of the match in the form of Alice Capsey in the 11th over to put India ahead of the hosts.
Amy Jones scored 28 runs off 50 balls to keep England in the match but the Indian bowlers proved too strong for them. Jhulan, bowling her last over of her career, dismissed Kate Cross without conceding a run. With this wicket, England were struggling at 118/9 after 36 overs. But Charlie Dean kept fighting with a 47-run knock before getting run-out at the non-striker's end in the 44th over. For India, Renuka took four wickets for 29 and Jhulan grabbed two wickets for 30, including three maiden overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted to India's victory over England Women:
There’s surely not a person who has played the game that thinks this is acceptable?— Sam Billings (@sambillings) September 24, 2022
Just not cricket… https://t.co/VLGeddDlrz
It shouldn’t be difficult for the non striker to stay in their crease til the ball has left the hand…— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) September 24, 2022
Fantastic win for the Indian Girls. A fitting tribute to Jhulan Goswami with a series win. Well done @BCCIWomen .— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 24, 2022
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) September 24, 2022
I am really happy that @JhulanG10 get to finish on an absolute high, that is how legends should finish, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Will miss you Jhulu xx— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) September 24, 2022
This Indian team is such a joy to watch. They play with a smile and it's visible how much they enjoy playing together. Such a likeable sporting unit, congratulations on a historic series win @BCCIWomen @ImHarmanpreet 👏🏽 #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/zm2fGCjJpM— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 24, 2022
I wish they made some machine where I could just jump into my TV and reach straight to Lord’s and go give Big J didi a BIG HUG ❤️ https://t.co/dDuRaZJDKV— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) September 24, 2022
Harleen again!!! 🤯 serious catch as it was travelling 👏🏽👏🏽— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) September 24, 2022
What.A.Catch @JhulanG10— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) September 24, 2022
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