Mithali Raj’s led India beat hosts England by 35 runs in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017 at County Ground in Derby on Saturday.
Chasing 282, England were bowled out for 246 with 15 balls to spare with Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey picked up three and two wickets each.
Earlier, Indian openers smashed Punam Raut (86) and Smriti Mandana (90) and raised a 144-run opening stand to lay the stage for a big total before captain Mithali Raj took over, lleaving England expecting to accomplish the second-most successful chase ever for triumph. Captain Mithali scrore 71 preceding being dismissed off the last ball.
It is India’s first win over England in five years as they had all lost each of the six past matches to the hosts.