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India women beat England by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI, lead series 2-0

The Indian chase did not enjoy the best of starts with opener Jemimah Rodrigues dismissed for a duck. 

India women beat England by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI, lead series 2-0
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India women on Monday recorded victory by a margin of seven wickets against England in the second one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

England skipper Heather Knight won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Amy Ellen Jones and Tammy Beaumont failed to deliver a steady opening partnership with the former dismissed for just 3 runs. 

The visitors kept losing wickets at a steady pace with the side set to be bowled out for a score below 100 at one stage.

However, Natalie Sciver and Lauren Winfield stitched a 49-run partnership for England, which helped the side recover to a certain extent following a dismal start. It all fell apart following the former's dismissal. 

Sciver's untimely dismissal triggered the start of a considerable collapse as England were dismissed for a total of 161 after being poised for a total in excess of 200 at one stage. 

The Indian chase did not enjoy the best of starts with opener Jemimah Rodrigues dismissed for a duck. However, Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Raut stitched a 73-run partnership when it mattered the most, setting the stage for a smooth win. 

Skipper Mithali Raj further carried on despite their dismissals, scoring an unbeaten 47 as India women emerged victorious with seven wickets to spare.