CWC: England crushes India, manages 4 wicket win

Inconsistency returned to haunt the India batters as they were bundled out for a meagre 134 by England, which chased down the target in 31.2 overs to record its first win in the tournament. For India, opener Smriti Mandhana top-scored with 35 (58 balls, 4 fours) while c contributed 33 (56 balls, 5 fours).

In its chase, England too made a stuttering start, losing openers Danielle Wyatt (1) and Tammy Beaumont (1) cheaply, as the scorecard read four for two. While Wyatt was sent back following a sensational diving catch by Sneh Rana off Meghna Singh (3/26), Beaumont was dismissed LBW by Jhulan Goswami (1/21).

However, skipper Heather Knight (53 not out off 72 balls, 8 fours) and Nat Sciver (45 off 46 balls, 8 fours) steadied the England ship with an invaluable 65-run stand for the third wicket. After Sciver fell prey to Pooja Vastrakar (1/22), Amy Jones (10) stitched a 33-run partnership but was undone by Rajeshwari Gayakwad (1/35). Harmanpreet Kaur ran backwards and took a stunning catch to dismiss Amy.