Taunton: The England women's cricket team prevented India from clinching their five-match One-Day International series with a three-wicket victory in the third ODI at the County Ground in Taunton on Thursday, Mithali Raj's unbeaten 92 for India going in vain.
Put into bat, India's batting collapsed like a pack of cards, much like in the second ODI, where the bowlers came to India's rescue. Danielle Wyatt took two wickets for England, with Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss and Jenny Gunn all taking a wicket apiece.
It took a fifth-wicket stand of 71 between Raj, the Indian captain, and Reema Malhotra, to take India to a seemingly strong total of 173. Both Malhotra and Sulakshana Naik, who came in at No. 6, scored 24 runs each – the only scores of note in India’s innings apart from Raj's super effort.