Womens World Cup: Buoyant India take on jittery England

India take on defending champions England in their second encounter on Sunday. After a shock defeat in the first match to Sri Lanka, England need to get their stuttering campaign back on track while India are full of confidence having thrashed the West Indies.

updated: February 02, 2013 16:27 IST
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Mumbai: Buoyed by the comprehensive 105-run victory in their Group A opener against the West Indies, hosts India go with their tails up against jittery defending champions England in a crucial league game of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

Everything fell in place for the Mithali Raj-led home team as they totally outplayed their counterparts from the Caribbean islands two days ago to register a thumping victory at the same venue to log two points.

A record opening wicket stand of 175 between India's first-ever World Cup centurion Murugesan Tirushkamini and Poonam Raut set up a huge total for the hosts to defend in style under lights, a day before Sri Lanka sent a shockwave by upsetting the apple cart of England with a last-ball, one-wicket win.

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