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Scorer: Deemanth | Commentator: @captainshanky

4.27pm Mithali Raj: "Next series we should do something before the third ODI, because we've been consistent in losing the third ODI in our series! Jhulan comes with a lot of experience and helps other bowlers. Shikha Pandey has evolved under her wings. After the partnership between Smriti and Punam there was a collapse, but later we had another partnership. I'll give credit to Brunt for her very good spell."

Heather Knight: "Today was all about fighting for us, it was all about showing character. Katherine was brilliant, outstanding. We (Wyatt and her) had a little bit of pressure coming in. We tried to have a clear game-plan. Danni was outstanding. One of our strengths is having people bat all the way down. It's a really handy thing to have. And our seam attack today was outstanding, led by Katherine of course."

No surprise that Katherine Brunt is the player of the match. "I think it's been a really tough tour up until now. India have played brilliantly, they've adapted to their conditions best. But we showed a lot of character, even while losing games, so we've got a lot to be proud of. Happy to get one win. There was a little bit of seam and nip early on. I worked on moving it. It seems to have paid off for me."

Smriti Mandhana is the Player of the Series. "It's been quite good, the last couple of months I've been timing the ball well. Whenever I go out to bat I feel I need to contribute to the team winning. The more the responsibility, the better. I think captaincy (in the T20Is) might help me not throw my wicket away."

That's all we have for you from this ODI series. This is Saurabh Somani, signing off on behalf of Shashank and Deemanth.

4.15pm It was nervy, but England's depth has finally prevailed. Lower order has held their own to squeeze past the target after it looked for large parts as if India would complete a series whitewash. Who knows what could've been had Shikha Pandey held on to a simple return catch with England needing 30 off 43? They would've been eight down with the last two having to face up to India's spinners. That said, India can be proud of the fight, England can reflect on their batting depth finally, after all much of the focus in the build-up to the series was about their batters.

Could India have fared better if they had Bisht's fizz over Gayadwad's flight? Lots of questions can be asked, of course, but they went in with a combination they believed would serve them well. India also strengthened their middle order, but the more they try to reinforce the batting, the more they collapse. An area coach WV Raman will want to work on as they build forward.

Poonam Yadav to Shrubsole, FOUR runs, whips this uppishly and it's into the gap at cow corner. England pull one back!
Poonam Yadav to Brunt, OUT, she's hit this straight to midwicket. Is there life in the game yet? Half-tracker, sat up nicely and Brunt slapped this for Raut to take an excellent catch

KH Brunt c Raut b Poonam Yadav 18 (26m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Poonam Yadav to Elwiss, 1 run, swept firmly to deep midwicket
Poonam Yadav to Brunt, 1 run, gentle little nudge into the leg side as they scamper a single, only three needed
Poonam Yadav to Elwiss, 1 run, waits, waits and pull to midwicket where there's a misfield, one run where they shouldn't have got it

48 | 7 Runs | ENG-W: 201/7 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.18, RRR: 2.50)

  • Katherine Brunt17 (18b)
  • Georgia Elwiss31 (51b)
  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad10-0-41-0
  • Jhulan Goswami9-0-41-3
Gayakwad to Brunt, no run, uppish but on the bounce to cover.

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25TT BeaumontAE Jones
2nd13TT BeaumontL Winfield
3rd1TT BeaumontHC Knight
4th1HC KnightNR Sciver
5th9SJ TaylorHC Knight
6th69DN WyattHC Knight
7th56DN WyattGA Elwiss
8th30KH BruntGA Elwiss
9th4A ShrubsoleGA Elwiss