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WATCH: Smriti Mandhana scores blistering 72-ball 90 in India's World Cup opener against England

WATCH: Smriti Mandhana scores blistering 72-ball 90 in India's World Cup opener against England

Chasing 282, England were bowled out for 246 in the 47.3 overs with Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey scalping three and two wickets each.

WWC 2017: Mithali Raj claims world record by smashing most number of consecutive fifties in ODIs

WWC 2017: Mithali Raj claims world record by smashing most number of consecutive fifties in ODIs

With an average of 52.27, Mithali's figures are the best among women cricketers who have played over 100 ODIs.

Captain Cool Mithali Raj reads book before smashing England in 2017 Women's World Cup opener

Captain Cool Mithali Raj reads book before smashing England in 2017 Women's World Cup opener

Indian skipper Mithali Raj was seen reading a book while sitting on the Indian bench and her calmness during the all-important clash.

India hammer England by 35 runs in Women's World Cup opener

India hammer England by 35 runs in Women's World Cup opener

It is India's first win over England in five years as they had all lost all six previous matches to the hosts.

ICC Women's World Cup 2017, England vs India: Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

ICC Women's World Cup 2017, England vs India: Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

India will be playing the tournament under the much-experienced Mithali Raj, who recently became the third player to lead her team in 100 ODIs.

ICC Women's World Cup: Buoyant India take on hosts England in opener — Preview

ICC Women's World Cup: Buoyant India take on hosts England in opener — Preview

India have had an impressive build-up to the 50-over showpiece, beating South Africa by eights wickets in the final of the Quadrangular series recently.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Everyone wants to see an India-England final, says Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Everyone wants to see an India-England final, says Virat Kohli

The defending champions are up against England in the second semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy to be played on June 15.

India vs Bangladesh: Ajinkya Rahane's stunning catch reminds Soumya Sarkar of Joe Root's plight – VIDEOS

India vs Bangladesh: Ajinkya Rahane's stunning catch reminds Soumya Sarkar of Joe Root's plight – VIDEOS

Interestingly, it was a mirror image of how Jadeja-Rahane combined to dismiss England batsman Joe Root in Mohali.

India vs England U-19 final ends in a tie, Colts win the series 3-1

India vs England U-19 final ends in a tie, Colts win the series 3-1

India needed one run off the last ball with just one wicket in hand but pacer Ishan Porel faltered at the last moment

One game doesn't overshadow two years of hard work: Virat Kohli on picking Ajinkya Rahane over Karun Nair

One game doesn't overshadow two years of hard work: Virat Kohli on picking Ajinkya Rahane over Karun Nair

Kohli hailed Nair's triple ton as remarkable, but said it would be unfair to ignore Rahane's hard work in the last two years.

Break from T20I series against England was all about rehab, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Break from T20I series against England was all about rehab, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin's magical form started last year with his five-wicket haul in Fatullah and he would love to replicate that performance against the minnows once again.

Katrina Kaif's smile appeals most to me, reveals India's spin sensation Yuzvendra Chahal

Katrina Kaif's smile appeals most to me, reveals India's spin sensation Yuzvendra Chahal

In the Bengaluru T20I, Chahal registered his best bowling figures for the Men in Blue by claiming 6/25.

In terms of skill level, Ashish Nehra is like bowler's version of Virat Kohli, says Harbhajan Singh

In terms of skill level, Ashish Nehra is like bowler's version of Virat Kohli, says Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan knows Nehra for close to 20 years now and no wonder can shed a bit of light on his longevity.

Commentators can't stop laughing after fielding goof-up between Mishra, Nehra – WATCH

Commentators can't stop laughing after fielding goof-up between Mishra, Nehra – WATCH

In Bengaluru T20I, Ashish Nehra and Amith Mishra hilariously tumbled while attempting to stop the ball from crossing the boundary.

Fans bamboozled seeing Rohit Sharma present for BCCI's felicitation of MS Dhoni in Bengaluru

Fans bamboozled seeing Rohit Sharma present for BCCI's felicitation of MS Dhoni in Bengaluru

Rohit Sharma missed the entire limited-overs leg of England’s tour with a thigh injury.

Is BCCI tribute to MS Dhoni a hint that Captain Cool has played his last game for India on home soil?

Is BCCI tribute to MS Dhoni a hint that Captain Cool has played his last game for India on home soil?

India next play limited overs cricket at ICC Champions Trophy in June, that too in England.

WATCH: MS Dhoni loses cool, yells at Yuzvendra Chahal for missing easy run-out chance during 3rd T20I

WATCH: MS Dhoni loses cool, yells at Yuzvendra Chahal for missing easy run-out chance during 3rd T20I

The incident happened in the second over of England's chase after Yuzvendra Chahal missed out on an easy opportunity to run-out Jason Roy.

WATCH: Yuzvendra Chahal recalls his 'DDLJ moment' with Yuvraj Singh during 3rd T20I vs England

WATCH: Yuzvendra Chahal recalls his 'DDLJ moment' with Yuvraj Singh during 3rd T20I vs England

After India won the third T20I comprehensively by 75 runs, Yuvraj turned reporter and asked Yuzvendra how he felt after being lifted by him.

Yuzvendra Chahal – How he turned from villain to Men in Blue's new hero in 3rd T20I against England

Yuzvendra Chahal – How he turned from villain to Men in Blue's new hero in 3rd T20I against England

What started with a six off the first ball and some serious scolding from his former skipper, turned out to be a match to remember for a lifetime for Chahal.

Learn to play spin quickly or don't go to India, Kevin Pietersen warns Australia

Learn to play spin quickly or don't go to India, Kevin Pietersen warns Australia

Australia will play their first Test against India, starting on February 23.