WWC 2017, Match 2: England v India – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

Smriti Mandhana India
Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club Ian Morgan presents the player of the match trophy to Smriti Mandhana. (Photo by Dave Thompson-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

India Women started off their World Cup campaign with a 35-run win over the home side England and registered their maiden win over their opposition in limited-overs cricket in the last 5 years. After being put into bat, Smriti Mandhana gave India a blistering start by scoring a 72-ball 90 and shared a 144-run opening stand with Punam Raut.

Later Punam and Mithali Raj guided India to a big total of 281/3 by scoring fifties. Indian bowlers started off well but England picked up in the middle overs with help of Fran Wilson’s 81. However, 4 run outs ensured the home side fell short in their chase.


Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

1 – This game was the first occasion of DRS being used in Women’s cricket. The first review was taken by Indian team against Ahsan Raza’s decision which was upheld and NR Sciver was dismissed. India later made an unsuccessful review as well with the same umpire making the call.

2 – Number of times in ODI cricket the India Women’s top 3 players have scored a fifty-plus in the same innings. The other instance was in 2004 vs West Indies. Overall, this is the 11th such instance of a team’s top 3 scoring fifty and more in a Women’s ODI innings and the 5th such occasion in Women’s World Cup.

3Mithali Raj became only the 2nd player to captain in three different editions of World Cup after Australia’s Belinda Clark. Mithali led India in 2005 and 2013.

7 – Consecutive fifty-plus scores in ODI cricket for Mithali Raj; the most by any Woman in this format. In men’s cricket, only Javed Miandad (9) has 7 or more consecutive scores of fifty-plus in ODIs.

18 – Number of instances of both the India Women openers scoring fifty-plus in an ODI game. This game is only the second such instance for them in the World Cup. The oOther one was in 2013 WWC vs West Indies.

45 – Balls Smriti Mandhana played to get to her fifty in this game; the 2nd fastest for India in Women’s World Cup. Fastest fifty is by Hemlata Kala who scored a fifty in 37 balls vs Netherlands in 2000.

47 – Number of fifties Mithali Raj has scored in Women’s ODIs so far; the most by any player. She went past Charlotte Edwards who has scored 46 ODI fifties.

144 – Opening partnership between Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut in this game is the 3rd highest stand for any wicket for India in Women’s World Cup.

281/3 – India’s total in this game; their 2nd highest total in the Women’s World Cup. Their highest is 284/6 vs West Indies in 2013.

281/3 – India’s total of 281/3 is their highest ever ODI total against England Women. Previous highest was 243/4 in 2005 at Kolkata.

527 – Runs aggregated by both the teams in this match; the joint most in a Women’s World Cup game. The 2013 game between West Indies and Sri Lanka also aggregated 527 runs.

2012 – The last instance of India Women defeating England Women in a limited overs match was way back in July 2012. Since then, India Women have lost in all 6 ODIs and 2 T20Is played against them.