England fell to a crushing 347-run defeat to India after collapsing for a second time of their one-off Check match in Mumbai.
Having been dismissed for 136 of their first innings, Heather Knight’s aspect have been bowled out for 5 fewer runs the second time round to deliver the match to an finish through the opening session on day three of the four-day contest.
Deepti Sharma starred by taking 4-32 to complete with figures of 9-39 within the match for India, whose captain Harmanpreet Kaur had declared on 186-6 earlier than the beginning of play on Saturday to set England 479 to win.
England captain Knight prime scored for her aspect with 21 as they have been skittled out for 131 in simply 27.3 overs, whereas Charlie Dean was the one different participant to succeed in 20 runs as she ended unbeaten on that rating.
“The primary factor is credit score to how they performed. The situations is one thing we’re not used to. We have been looking for a approach to rating runs,” Knight mentioned.
“We have been higher right this moment in our tempo but it surely was nonetheless tough. A variety of learnings for us and consider the form of toolbox it is advisable to play right here.”
Openers Tammy Beaumont and Sophia Dunkley began England’s second innings in a extra assured method than the primary however placed on 28 runs earlier than the primary wicket fell as Beaumont was clean-bowled by Renuka Singh Thakur.
The guests had already collapsed of their first displaying with the bat and one other was trying more and more possible when Pooja Vastrakar claimed two wickets from two balls, first Dunkley for 15 earlier than Nat Sciver-Brunt departed for a golden duck.
Then got here England’s highest partnership of the innings as Knight and Danni Wyatt managed 31 runs inside the following 4 overs, however the stand was quickly damaged when Knight grew to become Vastrakar’s third sufferer earlier than Wyatt fell to Sharma for the second time within the match.
With 5 wickets down, it appeared a matter of time earlier than England’s defeat was sealed and the guests slipped from 83-4 to 83-6 when Amy Jones and Sophie Ecclestone have been despatched packing.
Sharma smashed via England’s tail when she clean-bowled Kate Cross after which Lauren Filer to assert her fourth of the innings.
England’s defeat was confirmed when Lauren Bell spooned one into the palms of Jemimah Rodrigues at foolish level to safe India a primary Check win at residence in opposition to England in six makes an attempt.
“All the pieces went to plan and credit score goes to each member of the group,” India captain Kaur mentioned.
“It was our plan to bowl to England like that, we had ready accordingly. Each participant carried out their position.”