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Thatscricket - Women's - News - India bowled out for its lowest ever score, Eng wins

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Jersey: India on Wednesday (July 10) came a cropper when it was skittled out for a meagre 59 its lowest ever, in the first match of the ODI tri-series 2002 involving New Zealand as the third team.[an error occurred while processing this directive]India got stuck on a wet wicket after having been put into bat and was unable to negotiate the proceedings out in the middle. None of the Indian batsmen reached double figures with most batsmen scooping a catch to the in-field with the ball stopping on the bat.India lost its openers Jaya Sharma and Sulakshana Naik for just 12 runs and was soon reduced to 17 for three when its best batsman Mithali Raj was dismissed by Lucy Pearson caught at the covers for two. Anjum and Mamatha Maben (Thatscricket.com) tried to repair things but in vain. Clare Taylor had Anjum caught behind to claim her 100th ODI wicket only the second cricketer to do so. India was now reduced to 35 for four.Soon Mamatha played all over a well-flighted delivery to be bowled for eight, to have the scoreboard reading 43 for five India in the 25th over.The last five wickets then tumbled without further resistance to have India all out for 59 in the 36th over.For England Laura Harper proved the most productive bowler picking up four for 11. Debutant Isha Guha and Lucy Pearson claimed two wickets each. Isha Guha is the youngest cricketer in the England squad just 17 years old.England in reply notched up the required runs for the loss of four wickets in the 31st over. Charlotte Edwards making a comeback after an injury lay-off took England through, remaining not out on 31 while captain Clare Connor made a useful 22.For India Arundhati Kirkire picked up two wickets for six runs and looked pretty impressive in her short spell.India now faces world champions New Zealand on Thursday (July 11).

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