England's women rally to beat India in tense ODI


Captain Heather Knight hit six fours in her 63-ball 47
Third one-day international, Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium):
India 205-8 (50 overs): Mandhana 66, Raut 56, Brunt 5-28
England 208-8 (48.5 overs): Wyatt 56, Knight 47, Goswami 3-41
England won by two wickets; India won series 2-1

England staged a superb recovery to earn a consolation two-wicket win over India in the third women’s one-day international in Mumbai.

Chasing 206, the tourists slumped to 49-5 before they were revived by Heather Knight (47) and a maiden ODI half-century from Danielle Wyatt (56).

Katherine Brunt fell with two required, but Anya Shrubsole hit her first ball for four to seal victory.

India were earlier 129-1 before Brunt’s 5-28 helped restrict them to 205-8.

The home side still take the series 2-1, but England have avoided what would have been only their second whitewash in India.

More importantly, they earn two points in the International Cricket Council’s Women’s Championship,