India v England: Women's World Cup, Mumbai, as it happened

Charlotte Edwards scores 109 and Katherine Brunt takes four wickets as England beat India by 32 runs in the Women's World Cup.

3 February 2013 Last updated at 11:11 GMT

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  1. 1105: 

    So then, a very welcome win for England - but as we explained, it leaves the group still wide open. Their final group game is against West Indies on Tuesday morning - and it's another 0330 GMT start.

    However, that game is not on television - so, your best - and indeed only - way of following all the twists and turns will be via BBC Radio 5 live sports extra's commentary, and the live text here on the website. So I hope you'll join us - until then, enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. 1058: 

    Meanwhile, Group B looks very different - Australia and New Zealand have qualified for the Super Six after taking two wins from two games, while Pakistan v South Africa becomes a straight fight, with the winners reaching the Super Six and the losers going home.

  3. 1053: 

    In fact, on the net run rate, it means West Indies are top of the group on +1.040, India are second on +0.730, England are third on +0.260, and Sri Lanka prop up the group on -2.030. So, if England beat West Indies on Tuesday, they're through - anything less than that, and it will depend on the India-Sri Lanka result.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Holly Colvin bowled really well today, she was an unsung hero but today was a team effort and I'm sure they will take heart from this."

  5. 1051: 

    Never in doubt, was it? Well, it keeps Group A interesting, as West Indies' win over Sri Lanka means that all four teams have a "played one, lost one" record after two games.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's going to be important England manage these injuries through to the next stage as they're going to need everyone. The England girls are definitely back, but I'm sure they're going to have one more difficult game to ensure they get through to the next phase."

  7. 50 overs: 
    Ind 240-9 - England win by 32 runs

    Gouher Sultana is India's number 11, she's the non-striker as they crossed on the catch. Wyatt fires a quicker ball down the leg side which is called as a wide, Kaur moves to 106 with a single, Sultana is off the mark with a pull to the mid-wicket fence for one, Kaur turns the penultimate ball for another cheeky single to ensure she'll finish not out, Sultana manages a single off the last ball and England have won by 32 runs.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This almost looks like a different team to the one which lost to Sri Lanka. They've got four deliveries left, I hope they can take the last wicket."

  9. 49.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Bisht c Marsh b Wyatt 7 (Ind 235-9)

    Danni Wyatt to bowl the last over, Kaur moves to 105 with a single then Bisht goes for a big heave-ho and is pouched at deep mid-wicket by Laura Marsh.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Australia have beaten West Indies by 54 runs in the second one-day international in Perth. Kieran Powell scored 83 as the Windies were bowled out for 212 - Mitchell Starc taking 5-32 and IPL million dollar man Glenn Maxwell picking up 4-63."

  11. 49 overs: 
    Ind 234-8

    So, Brunt on a hat-trick, the bat-trick ball is... a bouncer, which Kaur cuts to third man for a single, The left-handed Bisht plays and misses at four successive deliveries from Brunt, who finishes with a majestic 4-29 from nine overs (although she may have been pipped to the player of the match award by her skipper). And India need a frankly unlikely 39 from six balls to win the game.

  12. 48 overs: 
    Ind 233-8

    I'd call that a "team hat-trick" (three wickets in consecutive balls across successive overs) - having taken the first wicket in one of those myself, a couple of summers ago. (OK, it was a full toss from which the guy was caught at cow corner... "look in the scorebook", I say). India's batters must have been putting their pads on at a record rate, Ekta Bisht is the new batter and she plunders a two, a four and a single, while Kaur - who has lost three partners in quick succession - finishes the over with a single. India need 40 from 12 balls, in case any of their fans still think they can do it...

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Tammy's got the smallest hands in history so she's done really well to get underneath that. Poor Harmanpreet Kaur's running out of partners."

  14. 47.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Niranjana c sub (T Beaumont) b Wyatt 0 (Ind 225-8)

    Danielle Wyatt replaces Marsh at the Church Gate End, new batter Nagaran Niranjana steers her first ball straight to sub fielder Tammy Beaumont who takes a low catch at backward point!

  15. 47 overs: 
    WICKET- Sharma c Edwards b Brunt 0 (Ind 225-7)

    Amita Sharma launches her first ball into the air over mid-wicket, captain Charlotte Edwards - dodgy knees and all - takes a great tumbling catch, and Brunt will be on a hat-trick at the start of the next over! Game over? India need 48 from the last 18 balls.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Brunt's been the key today, I just don't think many bowlers [in the women's game] have that extra pace in their armoury. A few years ago, you wouldn't have thought of bowling that many bouncers - the game is changing."

  17. 46.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Malhotra c Taylor b Brunt 17 (Ind 225-6)

    Brunt belatedly returns to the attack, Kaur begins with a single and Malhotra uppercuts for two, but can only manage a single to point off the third ball. 49 needed from 21 balls. Kaur nurdles a single to leg, Brunt digs in a bouncer, Malhotra gets a slight nick and Sarah Taylor takes the catch above her head!

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "This is the only game yet to be decided in the Women's World Cup today. West Indies wrapped up a crushing 209-run victory over Sri Lanka, with 17-year-old Shaquana Quintyne taking three wickets after Stafanie Taylor's earlier 171. In Group B, New Zealand hammered Pakistan while Rachael Haynes hit 83 as Australia beat South Africa by three wickets."

  19. 46 overs: 
    KAUR 100- Ind 220-5

    Well, that's a surprise to me - Katherine Brunt, England's key bowler, won't be able to bowl her full quota of overs. Either she's also carrying an injury - which she doesn't appear to be, as she's fielded so well - or England think the answer is to take pace off the ball. It's Laura Marsh for her final over of off-spin - Kaur and Malhotra start with a couple of singles before Laur gets on one knee to smash a four through mid-wicket and move to 99. She turns the ball off her pads... and possibly remembering Indian men's captain Mahendra Dhoni being run out for 99 in the last Test against England, retreats into her crease. But she punches Marsh's last ball down the ground for a single, that's her maiden ODI hundred from 102 balls, with eight fours and two sixes. But the statistics that matter most are these: India need 53 from 24 balls to win the match.

  20. 45 overs: 
    Ind 213-5

    Wyatt continues, indicating that England have kept Brunt back to bowl overs 46, 48 and 50. Kaur and Malhotra can only manage singles off the first four balls, including one where Malhotra reverse-sweeps and wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor stops it with an outstretched leg. The Indians scamper a leg bye off the fifth ball, the sixth is blasted into the air over mid-off... and is dropped as Lydia Greenway gets a hand to it running round, but can't hold on. They run two... a round 60 needed from 30 balls.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "After the manner of defeat against Sri Lanka, just get the game won. get points on the board, it doesn't matter if it's by 10 runs, 20 runs or 30 runs. Though it would be great to win by 65 runs if they took five wickets in the next 12 balls..."

  22. 44 overs: 
    Ind 206-5

    Malhotra begins Brindle's seventh over with a single, then Kaur launches the medium-pacer towards the mid-wicket fence, is that four or six? The TV umpire has a look at a few replays... and it's four, although in any event it's also the 200 up for India. "Bodies on fire, minds in the fridge," urges Charles on TMS, hoping England can keep their cool. Kaur tries to work Brindle through the off side, Jenny Gunn sticks a boot on it to restrict India to a single, Malhotra moves to nine with a single, Kaur dabs a slower ball towards point for a single to move to 92 from 94 balls. India need 67 from 36 balls.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "First and foremost... just win the game. With Harmanpreet Kaur still in, the game's still on."

  24. 43 overs: 
    Ind 198-5

    Just as she did off the first ball of Wyatt's last over, Kaur launches the off-spinner for a straight six. The right-hander helps herself to a two and a carefully paddle-swept single, while Malhotra pulls a scampered two through mid-wicket. She drills the fifth ball straight to mid-off and is sent back rather than risk a run-out, and Malhotra dabs the last ball for a single to third man. India need 75 from 42 balls.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England's game against West Indies is going to be really interesting. There's no easy games here."

  26. 42 overs: 
    Ouch!- Ind 186-5

    Skipper Edwards rotates her bowlers - Marsh has an over left but she's off as England turn to another over of Arran Brindle's medium pace, Kaur starts with a single, Malhotra guides a two to third man and a single to deep extra cover. A slower ball is brilliantly stopped at short cover by Danni Wyatt, who is hit in the face as the ball bounces up. Some of England's players have been really in the wars here - India need 87 from 48 balls.


    Tim Neal ‏on Twitter: "Take a bow Heather Knight - go England."

  28. 41 overs: 
    Ind 181-5

    England have three overs of Brunt up their sleeves, but she takes a rest for the time being as Danielle Wyatt returns - and is hoisted for a huge six over her head by Harmanpreet Kaur, upon whom so much rests for India. A single brings Malhotra on strike, she's finally off the mark with a single from her fifth ball. Kaur keeps the strike with a swept single off the last ball. 92 needed from 54 balls.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Anya Shrubsole has had a few injuries in the past - I wonder if her injury came from that collision with Jenny Gunn, I thought Gunn would have come off worse when they collided."

  30. 40 overs: 
    Ind 172-5

    Reema Malhotra is the new batter, and Marsh does her job by bowling three dot balls to finish the over. 101 needed from the last 10 overs.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That's a brilliant catch. A Premier League goalkeeper would have been happy to leap up and catch that."

  32. 39.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Goswami c Knight b Marsh 19 (Ind 172-5)

    Last over of the batting powerplay - Marsh begins her ninth over, Kaur steers a quick single to the cover fielder on the edge of the circle. Goswami continues to chance her arm, flicking a four past the square-leg umpire, but bows out when she goes for one big hit too many and is brilliantly caught by the leaping Heather Knight at mid-off! So an entertaining cameo (19 from 20 balls) is ended - can India still do it?

  33. 39 overs: 
    Ind 167-4

    So, with 12 overs left, Brunt can only bowl four of them, Colvin's bowled her 10, so with Shrubsole off the field, England may need to find eight overs between Marsh (who's bowled eight), Brindle and Wyatt. Kaur cuts Brunt for a single, Goswami connects cleanly for a lofted, straight-driven four but then swings and misses at her next two deliveries. It's all or nothing from Goswami, as she blasts a shorter delivery over the bowler's head for four. 106 needed from the last 66 balls.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Kaur has showed intent and purpose, it was just a pity from India's point of view that Jain couldn't keep pace with her."

  35. 38 overs: 
    Ind 158-4

    As Shrubsole limps off accompanied by the England physio, Laura Marsh is summoned to bowl, and hastily has to tie her hair back before running up to bowl to Kaur, who cuts a four backward of point. Kaur steers a single to Brunt, who's been England's hardest-working fielder today, at deep square leg, Goswami takes a more agricultural approach, hoicking a single to the indefatigable Brunt, and a single takes Kaur to 65 from 78 balls, but Goswami can't get the last couple of deliveries away.

  36. 37.0 overs: 
    Ouch!- Ind 151-4

    Kaur has also donned a helmet between overs, but Shrubsole begins the over by firing a wide into the return crease. The Somerset seamer then pulls up halfway to the wicket, it looks like she's got cramp... and it's clearly more serious than cramp as she has to leave the field, and another bowler will have to finish the over...

    Simon Mann, BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: "It's been a rainy Sunday in Whangarei. Fair to say it's been a quiet day. Forecast not great for tomorrow's opening game of England's tour."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Goswami is just throwing the bat there - I think they need to think smart about how to play this innings and find the gaps."

  39. 37 overs: 
    Ind 150-4

    Katherine Brunt is back on for England, Goswami swings and misses twice at the England pace spearhead, using up vital dot balls when others might opt for the tip-and-run approach. When she does connect, the ball sails over the infield, two England fielders - Anya Shrubsole and Jenny Gunn - collide as neither is able to take the catch, and the ball nearly squirms over the boundary rope as the Indian pair run three. While the England physio comes on to look at Gunn, who's in a bit of pain, Goswami makes the rather overdue decision to call for a helmet. Kaur knocks a single to bring up the 150 for India, and shares a joke with Brunt as the Yorkshirewoman walks back to her mark. 123 needed from 78 balls.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "I think this is England's game already. I can't see India scoring nine runs an over for 14 overs unless someone has an absolute blinder."

  41. 36 overs: 
    POWERPLAY- Ind 146-4

    India have delayed taking it as long as possible, but it's Batting Poweplay O'Clock - three fielders outside the circle for overs 36-40. And it's Anya Shrubsole back into the attack, bowling quite a full length, but when she strays with her line, Kaur lifts it over the off side for a first-bounce single to the cover sweeper. But when Goswami tries to blast one through extra cover, the diving Jenny Gunn manages to get her hands to it at extra cover, but can't hold on. Harshly, we have to put that down as a chance, as Goswami completes a single. Kaur crashes a four through the covers - six off the over, India are not giving this up without a fight.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Look away now, Pakistan fans. Your team are currently playing a Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg and they look like they are heading towards a massive defeat. Yesterday they were bowled out for only 49, in replay to SA's 253, and Graeme Smith's men have declared their second innings on 275-3 just nine overs into the third day. Pakistan need 480 runs to win, or to bat for the best part of three days for a draw."

  43. 35 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Ind 140-4

    Ebony on TMS is pleased to see Danni Wyatt giving her off-spin a bit of flight, rather that firing in "darts" as she did, less successfully, against Sri Lanka. Kaur, on whom a lot of the India innings now rests, drills a full toss back past the bowler for one, Goswami is off the mark as five singles are taken from Wyatt's over - she has 0-11 from three. Time for drinks, with the rate creeping up towards nine...

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This is probably going to be the highest-scoring Women's World Cup in history, which I think is good for the game."


    From Sam from Leeds, TMS inbox: "I did sociology in sport last semester at University. A fair bit of it was about gender inequalities in sport. When you see the sheer talent of the women in this game it's a shame that the ground isn't even half full to embrace it. I wonder how many would be there if this was the men?"

  46. 34 overs: 
    Ind 135-4

    The tall Goswami negotiates the rest of Brindle's over. Could be a key period for England (and for that matter, India) now...

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "India have sent Jhulan Goswami in up the order, she's got some long levers and will look to hit out."

  48. 33.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Jain c Marsh b Brindle 56 (Ind 135-4)

    England replace Marsh with Brindle, Jain tries a Jos Buttler-style "ramp" shot at Brindle... and is dropped at short fine leg as captain Charlotte Edwards can't quite hold on diving forward as they run one. Gulp. Kaur reaches her fifty with a single, but Edwards's drop isn't too costly as Jain perishes when she tries to hit out against Brindle and the ball spoons kindly for Marsh to take the catch at backward point!

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "In the old days, India always used to rely so much on Mithali Raj, but more of the girls are contributing now - this is a different India."

  50. 33 overs: 
    Ind 133-3

    Kaur and Jain push a couple of singles against Wyatt, who bowls a very tight over as she finishes with four dot balls. Although India have wickets in hand, their required rate's up to eight an over...


    England batter Susie Rowe ‏on Twitter: "TV on mute, fancy hearing from @Ebz_1983 on the old radio! Could really do with a wicket here to shift momentum back our way."

  52. 32 overs: 
    Ind 131-3 (TARGET 273)

    Single from Kaur, then Marsh serves up a full toss which Jain reverse-sweeps for four - good improvisation there from the India keeper, and that's the century partnership. And at this stage England were... 133-2, so not a lot in it.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "In today's other Group A match, Sri Lanka are finding it tough going against West Indies. Replying to an imposing 368-8, they have reached 93-6 after 22 overs. Australia are also being made to battle hard against South Africa in Group B. They are 98-4 after 27 overs, chasing 189 to win."

  54. 31 overs: 
    JAIN FIFTY- Ind 126-3

    So, who to bowl in Colvin's place? It's off-spinner Danielle Wyatt, who's been doing the "hard yards" on the boundary for England for most of this innings, while the TMS crew have noticed that Anya Shrubsole - for 'twas her who was off the field a little earlier - is back on. Jain moves to 49 with a single, and Kaur moves to 46. Jain steers a single to mid-wicket to bring up her ninth ODI fifty - although it's taken her 83 balls to do it. (The sort of speed which would have our inbox bombarded with emails complaining if Jonathan Trott scored an ODI fifty at that speed!). Kaur adds a single to move to 47 from 58 balls.


    Ralph Brooker on Twitter: "Well done C. Edwards (ton & record). Nice start from K. Brunt. The old guard still doing the business. Come on England."

  56. 30 overs: 
    Ind 122-3

    Jain and Kaur both guide Marsh for singles to short fine leg where captain Edwards is having to do plenty of fielding. Jain, with her sleeves rolled right up, guides a single to mid-wicket - and while India would fall short under the "double the score after 30 overs" theory, they're not out of this game by a long chalk.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "You just sense this game is going to bubble up into an exciting finish. England need some wickets to push this back."

  58. 29 overs: 
    Ind 119-3

    So, Colvin to bowl her last over, Jain comes down the track but can't connect cleanly, only managing a single to long-on. Kaur does likewise, then Jain sweeps, that's four all the way, and India seem to have found third gear, at least, having chugged along in second for a while. Jain hits over the top, Katherine Brunt dives full-length from long-off and ensures a likely four becomes a single. Colvin can take a bow with figures of 0-29 from her 10 overs.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "West Indies are beginning to recover from a poor start against Australia in the second one-day international in Perth. Chasing 267 to win, they are 99-3 after 19 overs - Kieran Powell (29) and Dwayne Bravo (35) at the crease."

  60. 28 overs: 
    Ind 112-3

    Brindle takes a rest as Laura Marsh returns so we have spin from both ends. Jain and Kaur plunder three singles, before Kaur cuts and gets a slightly fortunate bottom edge past the keeper for four. "As they used to say in the leagues," notes Charles Dagnall on TMS, "you pay for all of your bat, so you're entitled to use it." Two more singles mean it's nine from the over - a profitable one for India.

  61. 27 overs: 
    Ind 102-3 (TARGET 273)

    As Mel Jones on TMS wonders when India will choose to take their batting powerplay - she thinks it often gets taken too late, and I have to say I agree with the former Australia international - Jain and Kaur can only manage three singles from another miserly Colvin over. She has one left.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I can't believe the way Shane Warne has lost all that weight and changed himself so much - for a woman, when he didn't do it for his country. Mind you, he probably wouldn't have been the player he was if he'd been as thin as he is now. His summer in the Big Bash ended on a few sour notes, though."

  63. 26 overs: 
    Ind 100-3

    Kaur guides Brindle for a single to the mid-wicket sweeper, Jain steers a two through the covers and then lashes a four just over the head of the leaping Lydia Greenway at wide mid-on. A single brings up the hundred for the hosts. Time to bring back Brunt for a quick burst?


    England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad on Twitter: "When I say it's not stopped raining all day in New Zealand, I mean, ALL day. Yet, I've ended up sunburnt?! I'm confused, my face is on fire."

  65. 25 overs: 
    Ind 92-3

    India approach the halfway point of their innings as Kaur drills a single to long-on, Jain can't get Colvin off the square and the required run rate has been raised to more than seven. Colvin has an excellent 0-19 from eight overs.


    Sam Derbyshire ‏on Twitter: "In the days when we picked teams at school, Katherine Brunt would be the girl that you'd pick first. Such a solid player."

  67. 24 overs: 
    Ind 91-3

    Brindle is plugging away here well for England - Charles Dagnall on TMS has noticed she's bowling at 47mph, a similar pace to a gentle off-spinner like Jeremy Coney. So when Kaur steers the ball down to third man, there's not enough pace on it to take it all the way. Three singles and a two from the over. "Danni Wyatt's down on the cover boundary, with no-one to talk to," notes Charles on TMS. "That may be deliberate," adds Mel Jones...

  68. 23 overs: 
    Ind 85-3 (TARGET 273)

    England have substitute fielder Tamsin Beaumont on the field - not sure who's gone off - as Colvin begins her seventh over. The Indian fourth-wicket pair manage five singles from it - this stand is now worth 57.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Kaur's doing a fantastic job, but at some stage Jain needs to up the ante a little bit. India need to work out what they want to be chasing for the last 10, and how many wickets in hand they need."

  70. 22 overs: 
    Ind 81-3

    Kaur punches Brindle for a single, Jain guides a two towards cow corner, there's a chance of a run-out but the throw comes to the bowler's end when a throw to the striker's end may have left Jain struggling. Kaur is trying to use her feet to the medium-pacer, but can only guide the last ball for a single to fine leg.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Holly's bowling really well, I'd bowl her overs straight through."

  72. 21 overs: 
    Ind 76-3

    Colvin is quickly through her sixth over, just a single apiece to Jain (who has 22 from 48 balls) and Kaur (who has 25 from 34). England were 81-1 at this stage.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "New Zealand have maintained their 100% record in the Women's World Cup with a crushing seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in Cuttack. Chasing 105 to win, they knocked the runs off with more than 20 overs to spare. Kiwi captain Suzie Bates top-scored with an unbeaten 65."

  74. 20 overs: 
    Ind 74-3 (TARGET 273)

    England turn to Arran Brindle's right-arm medium pace as their fifth bowler - will India target her? Kaur and Jain help themselves to four singles from the over. They need 199 more from 30 overs.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I wonder if England will change the bowling here - do they want a wicket, or do they want to contain?"

  76. 19 overs: 
    Ind 70-3

    Single from Kaur, then Jain is beaten in the flight - was that a stumping chance? The miserly Colvin keeps plugging away with dot balls, her five overs have only cost 11 runs.


    England batter Susie Rowe on Twitter: "Got a bit of a cold so didn't fancy a 3.30am alarm. Looking good from the girls but Kaur can be dangerous, she's the key wicket here."

  78. 18 overs: 
    Ind 69-3

    Boosted by whatever she had at the drinks break, Kaur steps forward and powerfully hits Marsh over her head for four. A single takes her to 21, a better over for India, but with the required rate still ratcheting up, they're going to have to keep finding the boundary.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think one of these two [batters] is going to have to be the one to kick on for India if they're to win this. Today could be the key day for this group, considering the West Indies-Sri Lanka match."


    From Tim in Marlow, TMS inbox: "Re: long names in the TMS box [15th over]: Has Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas ever made an appearance?"

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Australia's Mitchell Starc has taken 3-14 to reduce West Indies to 35-3 after 10 overs in the second one-day international in Perth. Kieran Powell and Dwayne Bravo remain at the crease as the tourists chase 267 to win."

  82. 17 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Ind 64-3

    Colvin is doing a great job for England here, after a single from Kaur, Jain blasts the ball through extra cover but a great dive on the rope by Katherine Brunt turns four into two. England (and India) have earned some liquid refreshment.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Charlotte Edwards has had a number of knee operations, I think if it weren't for her knees we'd be talking about another three, four or five years for her in the team."

  84. 16 overs: 
    Ind 61-3

    Prakash Wakankar on TMS thinks India's running between the wickets "leaves a lot to be desired" as Kaur guides Marsh to third man, it looked like an easy two but Jain was dawdling somewhat. Jain redeems herself slightly by fluently sweeping the off-spinner for four. Two more singles leave Jain on 17 and Kaur on 15.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Elsewhere in the Women's World Cup, Sri Lanka have reached 48-2 after 10 overs in their pursuit of West Indies' massive total of 368-8. The big match in Group B is nicely poised, with Australia 64-3 in reply to South Africa's 188-9. The other match is virtually over as a contest with New Zealand needing only 27 runs from 25 overs, and with seven wickets in hand, to beat Pakistan."

  86. 15 overs: 
    Ind 54-3

    Ebony replaces Butch in the TMS summariser's chair - I'd wager she peobably has the longest full name (Ebony-Jewel Cora-Lee Rosamond Camellia Rainford-Brent) of anyone to grace the TMS box. Colvin is quickly through her third over, in which India add three singles - the required run rate is now up to 6.25.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's worth reminding listeners who may just be joining us that England were asked to bat first on a pitch giving assistance to the bowlers early on, but they weathered the storm and they are in a strong position now."

  88. 14 overs: 
    Ind 51-3 (TARGET 273)

    Kaur reaches double figures with a single against Marsh, Jain does likewise with a two through backward point, and the keeper then brings up the fifty for the host nation with a single. Kaur rotates the strike, both batters have 11.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "The required run rate has crept up above a run a ball, so England are doing everything right at the moment."


    Sam Derbyshire ‏on Twitter: "Ha, I got to the TV first so I get to watch the cricket. Hard luck boys. Great effort Charlotte Edwards."

  91. 13 overs: 
    Ind 46-3

    Colvin spins down a rapid maiden over to Jain, signalling for a drink as she resumes her place in the field.


    Nick Campion on Twitter: "MB's point about mid-on/off - only applies if bowler keeps pitching up. Shorter length, slow pitch = more chance to work square."

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  93. 12 overs: 
    Ind 46-3 (TARGET 273)

    Laura Marsh, inscrutable behind a dark pair of sunglasses, is on to bowl some off-spin from the Church Gate End, and Kaur drills a single to the cover sweeper, before Jain attempts the same shot, to the same fielder, with the same results. But a tidy first over from Marsh.

  94. 11 overs: 
    Ind 44-3

    The compulsory powerplay is over, but England still have a powerplay field in place as left-arm spinner Holly Colvin, a thick strip of sun cream across her nose and cheeks, comes into the attack. The Sussex player is quickly through her over, sending down four dot balls before Jain whips a full toss through wide mid-wicket for four.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "One thing we've noticed is that if you overpitch to these Indian batsmen, the ball can disappear for four through the covers."

  96. 10 overs: 
    Ind 40-3

    Jain jabs Shrubsole for a single to leg, and Kaur laces her first four wide of extra cover, before drilling an on-driven four past the non-striker.


    Rachel T ‏on Twitter: "Brilliant cricket ladies! COME ON ENGLAND!"

  98. 9 overs: 
    Ind 31-3

    Brunt roars in for her fifth over, having taken 2-9 from her first four ,Jain has to sway out of the way of a short delivery, and like Shrubsole last over, a potential maiden over is dashed off the last ball as Jain runs a single past slip down to third man.

    Adam Mountford, BBC Test Match Special

    On Twitter: "Our TMS summariser Dirk Nannes joins Chennai Super Kings for $600,000 in the IPL auction #drinksondirk."

  100. 8 overs: 
    Ind 30-3 (TARGET 273)

    Wicketkeeper Karuna Jain, back in the side after four years in the international wilderness, is the new batter, and dashes Shrubsole's hopes of a prized wicket maiden with a single off the last ball past square leg.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "What a start! How fired up is Katherine Brunt? I think Anya Shrubsole's pleased that Kamini's out as she had a bit of trouble with the left-hander, but since then she's zeroed in on her line and length."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If Mithali Raj spiced things up with her comments yesterday, England have certainly delivered so far."

  103. 7.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Raut lbw b Shrubsole 4 (Ind 29-3)

    No clips in for Shrubsole, but there's a gully and a fielder in at Reasonably Short Extra Cover. Raut is hit on the pad, Shrubsole yells an lbw appeal with both hands in the air and that's plumb! England are on fire here.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I just love watching fast bowlers like Brunt bowl. She bowls with real heart, she's an angry woman with the ball in her hand and hits the deck hard."

  105. 7 overs: 
    Ind 29-2

    Harmanpreet Kaur is the new batter - and in quite a brave move, is not wearing a halmet against the pace of Brunt, opting for a cap instead, and her first ball swings away from her defensive prod.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That's a big wicket, and England need to turn the screw now."

  107. 6.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Raj c Shrubsole b Brunt 8 (Ind 29-2)

    Raut steers Brunt for a single, so the Brunt-Raj duel enters round two, Raj uppercuts and is caught by Shrubsole racing round at third man! Massive wicket, and Brunt cranks the celebration up to 11!


    Ahead of the Game on Twitter: "England to win by 100 runs."

  109. 6 overs: 
    Ind 28-1

    Brunt wipes her face with a turquoise flannel and stalks off into the deep, guzzling some bright red liquid from a water bottle as Raut dabs Shrubsole for a single. Raj unleashes a classy cover drive for four. Shrubsole, who hails from Somerset, has 0-15 from three overs.


    Rakesh S, talking about the IPL auction on Twitter: "Ricky Ponting joins Mumbai Indians, what a sight it would be seeing him bat along with Sachin."

  111. 5 overs: 
    Ind 23-1 (TARGET 273)

    We now have the world's top-ranked ODI batter in India captain Mithali Raj, facing the world's top-ranked ODI bowler in Katherine Brunt - a clash of two titans of women's cricket, indeed. Raj normally favours a wide-brimmed hat but she's sensibly donned a helmet against the fiery Brunt, who bangs in a bouncer which is signalled as an aerial wide, while Raj has the better of the opening duel as she square-drives a full delivery for four.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England needed that, and with Kamini being the centurion from the last match, it will put a dent in India."

  113. 4.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Kamini lbw b Brunt 10 (Ind 18-1)

    Brunt strikes! Kamini is trapped on the crease, the umpire raises his finger and the left-hander is sent on her way! It's high-fives all round as the Barnsley pace bowler yells in celebration.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think Lottie might keep Anya on for another over, but then be prepared to go to her next over."

  115. 4 overs: 
    Ind 18-0 (TARGET 273)

    Shrubsole strays with a legside wide, but otherwise keeps it tight, angling the ball across the left-hander, until Kamini steps across to flick a four off her toes through mid-wicket, and adds a leg bye off the last ball.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "George Bailey has certainly silenced some of his critics with a superb 125 for Australia against West Indies in the second one-day international in Perth. He rescued his team from 98-6 with his 110-ball knock, which included 10 fours and four sixes."

  117. 3 overs: 
    Ind 12-0

    A Kamini single brings Raut on strike against Brunt, the right-hander is finally off the mark with her 11th delivery as she whips a two off her legs past the diving square leg fielder. Brunt raises her arms in frustration - I'm sure we can all think of a few bowlers in all levels of cricket who get cross at any runs conceded off their bowling!

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Anya Shrubsole brings a bit of extra pace, but hits the bat hard, she's also got a good slower ball and some variation. She's still at Loughborough University and has taken her books on tour, she's quite dedicated."

  119. 2 overs: 
    Ind 9-0

    Anya Shrubsole takes the second over, the Somerset right-arm seamer's first ball is down the leg side and the left-handed Kamini hooks it for four past the diving Arran Brindle at fine leg. A single takes her score to five.


    Chris Brown ‏on Twitter: "Watching my first game of women's cricket. Difficult to say without sounding condescending but brilliant, Really enjoying it #convert."

  121. 1 over: 
    Ind 4-0 (TARGET 273)

    Right-arm seamer Brunt, a large sweatband on her left forearm, has Raut playing and missing to the first couple of deliveries, but when she strays down the leg side, the ball disappears for four leg byes. But that's the only scoring delivery so it's a maiden for Brunt.

  122. 0726: 

    Katherine Brunt to open up for England, against India openers Poonam Raut and Thirush Kamini - who made 72 and 100 respectively in the opening game against West Indies. England beware.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Over in Group B, Pakistan are heading towards defeat after being skittled for just 104 against New Zealand. Rachel Candy took 5-19 for the Kiwis, who are 25-1 in reply. Marizanne Kapp and Trisha Chetty both hit half-centuries in South Africa's 187-9 against Australia. Ellyse Perry took 3-35 for the Aussies."

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If India do chase this down, it would be a record for them, but the Sri Lanka match showed us that records are made to be broken."

  125. 0724: 

    Umpires are out, England have had their "huddle" and they're ready to try to defend that total.

    Can they do it? Tweet us via #bbccricket, email or text 81111 to have your say.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Stafanie Taylor smashed the third highest score in women's ODI cricket against Sri Lanka in the other Group A game in the World Cup. Her devastating 171 from 137 balls contained 18 fours and two sixes and was a knock Chris Gayle would have been proud of. That innings laid the foundations for a total of 368-8 from 50 overs. Good luck chasing that, Sri Lanka!"


    England pace bowler Steven Finn ‏on Twitter: "Lads huddled round Eoin Morgan's computer watching the IPL auction. Slow progress with no 3G and no wifi!"


    Richie Rajamani ‏on Twitter: "Get the feeling England are about maybe 8-10 runs short of a winning total. Unlike the SL game they must be spot on in the field."

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "England post a very good 272-8, it's game on, but at 224-4 they could have had a few more. Great to see Edwards back in form with 100."

  130. 0659: 

    Plenty to listen to during the interval on BBC 5 live sports extra - Simon Mann is reporting from Whangarei, where England's men play their first Twenty20 warm-up against a New Zealand XI tomorrow, while we'll also hear from Chris Woakes and Alex Hales. We're going to take a short break for a cuppa - back with you soon...


    England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor: "It was nice to be back in the team and contributing. But it was also nice to sit at the other end and watch Charlotte Edwards bat. She just keeps getting better and better and I am in awe of some of the shots she played. We would have taken 272-8 at the start of the match. Now we just have to execute our plans with the ball."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think if you'd offered England 272-8 at the start, they'd have taken it, but I think Charlotte Edwards has said that 280 was a par score here. Let's see if Mithali Raj and her side can back up her big talk - she said Katherine Brunt was England's only threat with the ball."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I think this is a more than competitive score, England will be pleased with this. Goswami was all over them at the start, but Taylor released the pressure on Edwards, and India know they will have to step up to win here."

  134. 50 overs: 
    Eng 272-8

    Prakash and Ebony on TMS are rather surprised that Amita Sharma, who's going to bowl the last over, has only bowled four so far - considering she's got the best economy rate of all India's bowlers today. Holly Colvin has joined Brindle at the crease, she's the non-striker and can expect plenty of running. Brindle and Colvin take four singles off the first four deliveries, Brindle steps across and pulls the fifth ball for four past the diving mid-wicket fielder. The sixth ball is... a wide ("India are lucky I'm not their captain, I'd be fuming at the number of wides they've bowled," comments Ebony on TMS) but Sharma redeems herself by finishing with a dot ball as Brindle cuts and misses.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Laura Marsh has done great there, 13 off 11 keeps the momentum going, and with the last over to come, they still might get 280. Sarah Taylor was crucial because of the way she took the pressure off Charlotte Edwards early on."

  136. 49 overs: 
    WICKET- Marsh c Goswami v Niranjana 13 (Eng 263-8)

    Niranjana begins her last over, England are picking singles off at will here, Marsh pulls out the Dilscoop and flicks a four over the keeper's head! She moves into double figures by lifting a four over the head of captain Raj at extra cover, but when she tries another big hit off the last ball of the penultimate over, it's a slower ball and Marsh holes out at deep mid-on.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "England may feel they have left 20-25 runs out there come the end of the innings. Still a good effort after an excellent opening stint from India."

  138. 48 overs: 
    Eng 254-7

    Slow left-armer Sultana to bowl her last over, Brindle steers her for two before she misses one and they run a bye. The eighth-wicket pair sprint a couple of singles each, while Sultana also bowls her fifth wide of the innings - this is now England's highest ODI score against India. Sultana finishes with 1-68 from 10 overs.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England need to maximise these last few overs - Arran and Laura are two of the fittest players in the team."

  140. 47 overs: 
    Eng 246-7

    Niranjana begins her ninth over, Marsh dabs a single to mid-wicket and Brindle uppercuts a wider delivery over short third man for four. Three more singles mean it's eight off the over.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "It's worth noting that Australia's Glenn Maxwell, who has gone for $1m in the IPL auction, got a first-ball duck against West Indies at Perth today. At least he has got a bit of time to start spending his money! Australia are now 184-6 after 42 overs."

  142. 46 overs: 
    Eng 238-7

    The new batter is BBC Sport columnist Laura Marsh who's playing her first game of the tournament after injury. Brindle moves to 24 with a single, Marsh is off the mark with a single off the last ball.

  143. 45.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Knight run out 2 (Eng 236-7)

    Heather Knight is off the mark with a single, Sultana advances the score with a ropey wide, while Brindle and Knight exchange singles before Brindle swings and misses attempting a big hit over mid-wicket, Knight is two-thirds of the way down the pitch before realising her partner was on her knees, and that's the third run-out of the innings.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Jenny didn't really go through with that shot there. England have to be looking at 280 here but they could let the score slip to about 260 if they don't keep the rate up. Heather Knight's coming in but she's not a big hitter."

  145. 45 overs: 
    WICKET- Gunn c Malhotra b Niranjana 3 (Eng 232-6)

    Niranjana, who was the fielder who ran Edwards out in the last over, is going to have to bowl at the death here. Gunn drills a single, Brindle pushes another quick two and there's a brief check with the third umpire but she's made her ground in time. Brindle tips-and-runs a single to India captain Mithali Raj at mid-off, Gunn goes over the top and is caught at deep mid-off.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "During the interval between innings, we'll be catching up with Simon Mann who's out with the England men's team in New Zealand, and we'll hear from Chris Woakes and Alex Hales."

  147. 44 overs: 
    Eng 228-5

    The scampering Gunn and Brindle add three singles and a wide to the score.

    And news from the IPL auction - Glenn Maxwell, who began last summer playing for South Wilts in the Southern League before his rapid elevation to (successively) Hampshire and the full Australia team, has been sold to Mumbai Indians for... (lifts little finger to lips in the manner of Dr Evil) one million dollars!

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Jenny Gunn is coming in, she and Brindle are pretty quick between the wickets."

  149. 43.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Edwards run out 109 (Eng 224-5)

    After carving a four wide of mid-off, Brindle pushes the ball into the covers, calls Edwards for a quick single and the England captain is run out at the striker's end after an excellent innings of 109 from 123 balls, though she looks a little cross about the manner of her departure.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "George Bailey's unbeaten 58 has helped Australia recover in the second one-day international against West Indies in Perth. James Faulkner is also offering useful support with 26 not out. The Aussies are now 165-6 after 39 overs."

  151. 43 overs: 
    Eng 220-4

    Brindle drags Sultana from outside off stump, whacking her over mid-on for four, then hoisting another boundary through mid-wicket. A single takes her to 14 from 12 balls, Edwards comes close to the first six of the innings as she lofts one over cover and it bounces just inside the rope.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I wondered whether Amy Jones had batted well enough against Sri Lanka to bat in this game, and not keep - possibly in place of Heather Knight."

  153. 42 overs: 
    Eng 207-4

    Edwards and Brindle milk Bisht for some ones and twos, six runs from the over.

  154. 41 overs: 
    Eng 201-4

    Arran Brindle is England's new batter, she's off the mark with a single, Edwards moves to 103 with a single to bring up the 200 for England, while Sultana also sends down a wide.

    And news from the IPL - no bids for Ravi Bopara, who goes unsold at his reserve price of $100,000.

    Mel Jones, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Brunt has batted well, she came in and peppered the boundary on a number of occasions, that's exactly what England wanted."

  156. 40.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Brunt c Sharma b Sultana 21 (Eng 198-4)

    Brunt goes for another big hit against Sultana, but her cameo innings is ended as she pops a catch to backward point.

    Tim Peach, BBC Radio producer in New Zealand

    On Twitter: "No bids for Matt Prior in the IPL auction - no-one willing to pay reserve price of $200,000."

  158. 40 overs: 
    Eng 198-3

    Brunt seems to be enjoying the pace on the ball from Goswami, as she blasts a four wide of extra cover, then hoists a full toss over the bowler's head for another four! Great batting by the Barnsley player, who aims another big swing but is undone by a slower ball. A single allows her to keep the strike - she has 21 from 15 balls, and that's the end of Goswami's 10 overs - her last four overs cost 35, after her first six only yielded 15 runs.


    Grimsby_Blade ‏on Twitter: "100 up for Charlotte Edwards, super batting. Well played skip."

  160. 39 overs: 
    Eng 189-3

    Bisht is quickly through her over, Brunt and Edwards manage three singles between them, while Brunt helps herself to another four through the leg side. She has 12 from nine balls.


    Richie Rajamani ‏on Twitter: "In many ways I feel that women's cricket can be a trendsetter for the men's variety rather than vice versa."

  162. 38 overs: 
    EDWARDS 100- Eng 182-3

    Edwards, on 96, cuts Goswami to third man... and that's her century! The England skipper punches the air with delight and gets a hug from Katherine Brunt as she reaches her seventh ODI hundred, she's now only one short of the women's ODI record of eight centuries, held by Claire Taylor and Aussie Karen Rolton. Edwards and Brunt add two more singles from the over - now, what should England be aiming at here? 280?

  163. 37 overs: 
    Eng 176-3

    Former Australia international Mel Jones, a veteran of 61 ODIs takes the TMS summariser's chair, and is immediately teased by Charles Dagnall about her birthplace - the decidedly non-Aussie venue of Barnstaple in Devon! Brunt is off the mark with a single against Bisht, Edwards moves to 96 with a single, and Brunt helps herself to her first boundary with a pull to leg.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "West Indies continue to dominate against Sri Lanka in the other Group A match. They are 165-2 after 30 overs, with Stafanie Taylor 88 not out. In Group B, Pakistan are 78-7 against New Zealand with Rachel Candy taking 3-13. The other match is finely poised, with South Africa 132-3 after 35 overs against Australia - Marizanne Kapp 56 not out."

  165. 36 overs: 
    Eng 166-3

    England have promoted fast bowler Katherine Brunt up the order - she was down at number nine on the scorecard, but is in at five to give it a bit of long handle. But Edwards is facing the last ball of the over, and moves to 95 with her 14th boundary of the innings.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That's brilliant from Lydia, she's really kept the run rate up and contributed well."

  167. 35.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Greenway c Raut b Goswami 29 (Eng 166-3)

    Greenway goes aerial against Goswami, getting down on one knee and hoisting her towards cow corner in a manner not unlike Mike Hussey - the umpires have to check whether it's four or six, but replays show it bounced just in front of the rope. A single takes her to 29 from 26 balls. Goswami serves up a full toss to Edwards which she swats to third man for a single, but India make a breakthrough as Greenway tries to repeat the shot from earlier in the over, and spoons one up to mid-on.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Think vuvuzuelas are annoying? One fan at the Brabourne has a horn that sounds like the squeel of an elephant. That, though, is a small price to pay for the atmosphere generated by the much larger crowd that's here today. Many are children, constantly chanting to support the home team."

  169. 35 overs: 
    Eng 160-2

    After a quick drinks break, India turn back to Sultana, who begins her second spell with a legside wide, before Edwards launches a four over the bowler's head, and crashes another boundary past extra cover to bring up the fifty stand. A sweep shot brings the England captain her third successive four, and takes her score to 90. "She's got that smile back, and India don't know where to bowl to her," notes Ebony on TMS. "This is brilliant work by England."

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Sometimes you get the sense that the captain is a little tired, but I don't think you sense that with Charlotte Edwards just yet."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Goswami is moving the ball around nicely, so that was a really good move by Greenway to paddle-sweep as it will cause field changes. I think Charlotte's next goal over the next couple of years will be to identify and help her successor as captain, as I don't think she'll make the next World Cup. There's a few potential options - Holly Colvin, or Laura Marsh perhaps, while Jenny Gunn has been vice-captain for a while. My personal choice would be Holly as she's quite tactical and has good people skills."

  172. 34 overs: 
    POWERPLAY- Eng 147-2

    Here's a novelty - England have taken the batting powerplay, two overs before they're obliged to, so there will be only three fielders outside the circle for overs 34-38. India turn back to their strike bowler Jhulan Goswami - the three boundary scouts are at third man, fine leg and deep mid-wicket. Greenway can't get the first couple of deliveries away but then steps across to paddle-sweep, very fine, for four. Two singles rotate the strike, then Greenway moves to 24 - from only 24 balls - by guiding another four off her legs.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I just feel that if Edwards could reach three figures, it would give the whole England squad a lift after that Sri Lanka result."

  174. 33 overs: 
    Eng 137-2

    After a single from Edwards, Greenway rides her luck as she tries to hit Niranjana through mid-wicket but gets a leading edge and the ball sails in the air towards third man - but falls safely as they run one. Edwards rotates the strike to move to 77, Greenway is up to 15.

  175. 32 overs: 
    Eng 133-2

    Ebony and Alison on TMS think Edwards has decided to target Malhotra as she hits the leg-spinner for successive fours to opposite sides of the ground - driving through long-off and sweeping past fine leg. A firm single to long-on takes her to 75, and Greenway joins in the fun with a sweep for two and a square cut for four. 15 from the over.

    And for IPL fans, the auction is about to begin. Matt Prior and Ravi Bopara are the two Englishmen named on the auction block. Last year, they were among seven England players who all went unsold.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Australia continue to struggle against West Indies in the second one-day international in Perth. They are 98-6 after 25 overs, with George Bailey (20 not out) one of the few batsmen to offer resistance. Windies skipper Darren Sammy has taken two wickets."

  177. 31 overs: 
    Eng 118-2

    Edwards moves to 65 with a single, Greenway plays forward to Niranjana and the bowler looks like she's going to throw the bal at the stumps again, as she did earlier... but doesn't go through with it this time. Two more singles from the over, is it time for England to step up a gear?

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "England need to go 'downtown' a bit here. India captain Mithali Raj has been able to keep mid-off and mid-on up for most of the innings, and that can't continue."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "Good to have classy Taylor back, made a massive difference up front and gave Eng platform needed. Next partnership crucial."

  180. 30 overs: 
    Eng 115-2

    Bisht takes a rest with impressive figures of 0-17 from six overs, and India turn back to the leggie Malhotra. (That's "leggie" as in "leg-spinner", to avoid any misunderstanding). She bowls round the wicket to the left-handed Greenway, who is deceived by a couple of Malhotra's mixed bag of deliveries, but manages to power a four through mid-wicket.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "Niranjana bowls a bit like Mohinder 'Jimmy' Amarnath, who used to run in much faster than the speed he actually bowled."

  182. 29 overs: 
    Eng 111-2

    Interesting call from India captain Mithali Raj - although the spinners were going well against England, they turn back to seam with the fiery Niranjana, and Mark Butcher on TMS doesn't think it's the right decision... Edwards swipes a two to the third man boundary, a single takes her to 64, while a fierce square drive from Greenway is fielded well at backward point and England can only take a single.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "Some of the shots we've seen from Taylor & Edwards as good as you'll see in world cricket, not just women's game."

  184. 28 overs: 
    Eng 107-2

    The left-handed Lydia Greenway is the new batter, an Edwards single brings her Kent team-mate on strike and Greenway is immediately off the mark, nudging a single off her legs. Edwards steals the strike - she is the captain, after all - with a single.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It just seemed to me that Taylor was starting to get bogged down, and that's the risk you take when you take quick singles. She was out by a fraction."

  186. 27.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Taylor run out (Sharma direct hit) 35 (Eng 104-1)

    After a single from Edwards brings up the century stand, Taylor hits Bisht to mid-on, sets off for a quick single, but Amita Sharma's throw hits the stumps - that's close, they check with the third umpire, it looks as though the ball hit the stumps when Taylor's bat was a couple of inches short, but was the bail dislodged by the time her bat crosses the line? Third umpire's verdict is... out!

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "With all of that hitting power to come, England may feel they can put their foot down here."

  188. 27 overs: 
    Eng 103-1

    Not much turn for Malhotra, who's bowling in sunglasses, but she's also quickly through her overs - you won't see many over-rate fines in women's cricket, which is very pleasing to us traditionalists who despair at modern ODI over-rates in men's cricket. Edwards moves to 58 with a single, Taylor tries to help a couple down the leg side and it's signalled as two leg byes.

  189. 26 overs: 
    Eng 100-1

    Sarah Taylor may have taken many of the pre-tournament headlines, but she's happy to play the supporting role here, on-driving Bisht for two as the slow left-armer spins down another rapid over. England into three figures.

  190. 25 overs: 
    THAT'S A RECORD- Eng 98-1

    Edwards works a single off her legs, we've not mentioned this so far for fear of jinxing her but having reached 53, the England skipper is now the highest scorer in women's one-day international cricket with 4,845, one ahead of Australia legend Belinda Clark. Well played, Charlotte. Taylor moves to 33 with a single, and Edwards launches a first-bounce four over extra cover to round off the over. We're at the halfway stage of the innings, and Prakash on TMS thinks England could be aiming at 260-270.


    Grimsby_Blade on Twitter: "Completely forgot about the #WWC13 so watching that now. Come on girls, do us proud."

  192. 24 overs: 
    Eng 92-1

    Taylor and Edwards exchange singles against Bisht, who then dives full-length to her left when Taylor unleashes a firm off drive. Always good to field well off your own bowling.

    Prakash Wakankar, BBC Test Match Special

    "None of the Indian bowlers other than Goswami have really posed much or a problem for England."

  194. 23 overs: 
    EDWARDS FIFTY- Eng 90-1

    Sultana is replaced by leg-spinner Reema Malhotra, but her first ball is a high full toss - meat and drink to Edwards, who swats it through mid-wicket for a single to bring up her 38th ODI fifty from 74 balls. Given that she only scored one run from her first 20 balls, her strike rate has been superb since then. Three more singles, this stand is now worth 86 and England are firmly in the driving seat.

  195. 22 overs: 
    Eng 86-1

    Bisht spins down a rapid over, more ones and twos from Edwards and Taylor - Edwards has 49, Taylor has 29.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If you were bowling to Sarah Taylor in men's county cricket, would you try to pepper her, and would you feel guilty about it?"

    Charles Dagnall: "Yes I would. And no, I wouldn't feel guilty. If you threw her into a match, she is fair game. You would know that if you put her into a game, she could get hurt. But I think the process would be - put her in the nets in training, let the guys bowl at her, see how she copes with the heavier ball, and if she can cope with it, fine. She'll know, she's not stupid. If you're a county 2nd XI bowler, you won't get into the first XI by hitting Sarah Taylor, but you will by getting her out. It's nothing to do with being a bloke. But you might be facing someone like Steve Harmison bowling at 90mph, not Charlie Dagnall at 76mph."

  197. 21 overs: 
    Eng 81-1

    Single from Taylor, then Edwards whacks Sultana for four past the despairing dive of wide mid-on, before helping a two to fine leg. Three singles mean it's a very profitable over for England - 10 from it.

  198. 20 overs: 
    Eng 71-1

    Edwards guides Bisht for a single, Taylor helps the ball through mid-wicket but a great sliding stop by Harmanpreet Kaur turns a likely four into a single.

  199. 19 overs: 
    Eng 69-1

    More steady accumulation as Edwards guides Sultana for a single, Taylor steps back and cuts one to the cover sweeper. An Edwards single and a wide advance the score.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "West Indies are going along well against Sri Lanka in the other Group A game, with Stafanie Taylor 42 not out in their 86-2 after 15 overs. In Group B, South Africa have recovered from 0-2 to reach 42-2 after 15 overs against Australia - Ellyse Perry taking the two early wickets. Pakistan have made a terrible start against New Zealand and are 31-4 after 10 overs in Cuttack."

  201. 18 overs: 
    Eng 65-1

    It's left-arm spin from both ends as Ekta Bisht is into the attack - Charles Dagnall on TMS thinks her action reminds him a little of India spinner Ravindra Jadeja, as she's not got much of a run-up before firing the ball in with a rather round-arm action. Two singles from the over.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Considering the way Taylor played Goswami, she really does look like she has the talent to take it to another stage."

  203. 17 overs: 
    Eng 63-1

    Edwards is moving up through the gears here, guiding Sultana for four through the covers, but then she's deceived in the flight by the slow left-armer, playing and missing. A swept single takes her score to 33, Taylor moves to 23 with a single to long-off.

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "The IPL auction starts a little later. I might throw myself in there for a couple of cold ones and a cup of tea."

  205. 17 overs: 
    DRINKS BREAK- Eng 57-1

    It's still Niranjana from the Church Gate End, she's tightened her line and length a little and the over yields only two singles. Edwards has 28, Taylor has 22, and the little golf buggy chugs onto the Brabourne Stadium outfield to signal a drinks break.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "Australia are in a spot of bother against West Indies in the second one-day international in Perth. They are 63-4 after 15 overs, with Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo all taking a wicket apiece."

  207. 16 overs: 
    Eng 55-1

    Edwards and Taylor are going along nicely, helping themselves to ones and twos against Sultana, that's the fifty partnership.


    From David, Spain, TMS inbox: "It's in the air that Sultana gets 'em. No need to tell these two to keep their eyes peeled, but I hope they do."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "After the first few overs, you wouldn't expect England to be 55-1 by now, so they've done brilliantly. They've created a nice platform and if they can keep going for the next 10 overs or so, they'll set it up nicely for the likes of Jenny Gunn and Katherine Brunt."

  210. 15 overs: 
    Eng 55-1

    Edwards nudges Sultana for a single, then there's an appeal for lbw against Taylor - the umpire is unmoved but the ball-tracker shows the ball may just have clipped the top of the leg bail. Taylor helps herself to a two through square leg, before pinching the strike with a single to deep mid-off.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Charlotte has dodgy knees, which means you can't always just drop the ball and run - although she then did so to the last ball of the over. But this still constitutes a very good start, given that they're batting in the worse conditions to bat. England have nothing to fret about."

  212. 14 overs: 
    Eng 50-1

    India persist with Niranjana, who sends down another wide, although Edwards is lucky not to accidentally kick the ball onto her stumps while trying to flick it down the leg side, as she did against Sri Lanka. The skipper moves to 26 with a single off the last ball, she's dominated the strike for the last few overs.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "As a captain in 50-over cricket, you have to be prepared to rip the rule book up at any minute."

  214. 13 overs: 
    Eng 49-1

    India turn to spin for the first time, in the shape of left-arm spinner Gouher Sultana, who bowls round the wicket but has an interesting action, lifting her left leg up rather high as she bowls - as if there's a hurdle on the return crease which she has to avoid colliding with. Taylor is beaten by the first delivery but pushes the score along with a single. Edwards is denied a boundary by a sprawling stop by Ekta Bisht at backward point. They run one.

  215. 12 overs: 
    Eng 47-1

    The gaps are starting to open up in the field as Taylor dabs Niranjana for a single, while Edwards helps herself to a couple of legside boundaries, whipping two fours off her legs as Niranjana strays down the leg side. "Her line has gone here," notes Butch on TMS as Niranjana - who's nicknamed "Ninja" - flings down two wides outside off stump. Jhulan Goswami runs all the way up from slip to try to calm the bowler down, and England are suddenly cooking with gas. Edwards has 24, Taylor has 17.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "This is a brilliant spell from Gosami. She could have had three wickets, but if England can see off this opening spell, they'll have done very well."

  217. 11 overs: 
    Eng 36-1

    Edwards guides Goswami for two off her legs, but is then left fencing at thin air as she's beaten outside off stump. Unruffled, Edwards shows her class with a straight drive between the non-striker and the stumps, that's four and it takes her to 16 - her highest ODI score in eight innings, having scored 9, 1, 0, 7, 13, 7 and 9 in her previous seven. Goswami has 1-15 from six excellent overs.

  218. 10 overs: 
    Eng 30-1

    India make their first bowling change as they turn to their third right-arm seamer - Nagarajan Niranjana, who trapped Charlotte Edwards lbw no fewer than four times during India's ODI series in England last year. However, her first ball is loose outside off stump and Edwards despatches it for four square of the wicket. A single takes the skipper into double figures, and Taylor unleashes one of her exquisitely-timed cover drives, that's four all the way. Niranjana looks a little rattled, when Taylor plays the last ball of the over back to the bowler, Niranjana throws the ball back at the stumps as Taylor has to take evasive action. A little excitable, Niranjana is known for her fiery wicket celebrations - and has been likened to our old friend Sreesanth, everyone's favourite angry pace bowler/pantomime villain from the Indian men's team.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "In today's other Group A game, Sri Lanka won the toss and put West Indies into bat. They are 29-0 after five overs - Kycia Knight off to a good start with 19 from 18 balls."

  220. 9 overs: 
    Eng 21-1

    There's no wind to disrupt any of the three flags of St George draped in front of a row of England supporters as the tall Goswami bowls to Taylor - while Prakash Wakankar on TMS has noticed that Kamini has been removed from the slip cordon (if you can call two slips a "cordon") after that dropped catch earlier. Taylor plays out a maiden over - Mark Butcher hopes England can see Goswami off and keep wickets in hand.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "It's been a long time coming, that timing from Charlotte Edwards, but that's experience for you - she just hung in there."

  222. 8 overs: 
    Eng 21-1

    The atmosphere remains lively at the Cricket Club of India as Taylor threads a single through the covers, and Edwards finally pierces the infield with a powerful square cut for four. Sharma strays with a wide, while Butch on TMS is already a little nervy about the prospect of this group being settled by net run-rate...

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "What a great start - some really good cricket. There's no denying that both sides would have wanted to bowl first."

  224. 7 overs: 
    Eng 15-1

    Goswami begins her fourth over, and finds Taylor's edge but this time it falls short of Kamini - who dropped that chance earlier - in her wide-brimmed sunhat at first slip. The Sussex right-hander unleashes a fluent cover drive for four, and nicks the strike with a single off the last ball.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "If Sarah Taylor's scoring freely, hopefully it might take some of the pressure off Lottie."

  226. 6 overs: 
    Eng 10-1

    Sharma, with the keeper standing up to the stumps, is bowling nicely in Geoffrey Boycott's famous corridor of uncertainty, but Taylor drills the first boundary of the innings back past the bowler. A single brings Edwards on strike, but her square cut goes straight to point - the England skipper has one run from 20 balls.

  227. 5 overs: 
    Eng 5-1

    Sarah Taylor is England's number three - in for her first innings of this World Cup after missing the Sri Lanka game with injury. She's off the mark with a single off the last ball - a cautious start by England, to say the least.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "You could tell Danni was struggling there, she was just trying to force that through the leg side and she's forced an easy catch."

  229. 4.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Wyatt c Sharma b Goswami 2 (Eng 4-1)

    Goswami gets down well to stop a straight drive from Wyatt and prevent the single, but then Goswami strikes when Wyatt chips a catch to mid-wicket.

    Marc Higginson, BBC Sport

    "West Indies are playing Australia in an ODI in Perth this morning, hoping to recover from their 70 all out and subsequent nine-wicket defeat in the first game of the series. They won the toss today and decided to field first, and Australia are 16-1 after four overs - Kemar Roach removing Usman Khawaja (3)."

  231. 4 overs: 
    Eng 4-0

    Amita Sharma bowls a maiden to Edwards. "England need to do something here, to counter-attack," warns ERB on TMS.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Danni seems to be struggling with the bowler's length here. She needs to come forward to negate the bounce, or get on the back foot."

  233. 3 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Eng 4-0

    Wyatt edges Goswami to first slip where she is dropped by Thirush Kamini - a "sitter", according to Ebony Rainford-Brent on TMS. You won't miss Kamini later, she likes to bat in an enormous Richie Richardson-style hat. Wyatt doubles her score with a single. Edwards gets an inside edge off the last ball... but it rolls away safely for a single.


    Danny Collinson on Twitter: "Gutted I'm stuck in a room with no TV, will have to be #bbccricket on the internet for #englandwomen updates."

    Glad to be of service. Let us know if you're following the game from anywhere unusual.

  235. 2 overs: 
    Eng 2-0

    Amita Sharma shares the new ball with fellow right-arm seamer Goswami, and Edwards's opening partner Danielle Wyatt - buoyed by the news that her beloved Port Vale have gone top of League Two - is off the mark with a single. Skipper Edwards looks to be digging in for the long innings England need her to play, and sees off the rest of the over.

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "It's early on Sunday morning, but there's already more spectators in the Brabourne than for the Sri Lanka game. A huge cheer greets the India team, with a roar following Goswami as she runs in. This could build to some atmosphere."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I've watched the Indians for a number of years and they never seemed to walk in, but they're right on their toes today in front of their own fans."

  238. 1 over: 
    Eng 1-0

    Right-arm seamer Jhulan Goswami takes the new ball, and although her first ball is a wide, she has England hearts in mouths as captain Charlotte Edwards playing and missing in the first over. Gouher Sultana makes a good stop at gully as Edwards tries to force the ball through the off side, but the wide is the only score from that opening over.

  239. 0329: 

    The locals are starting to make a bit of noise at the Brabourne Stadium as England's openers emerge. Game on!

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "We have to think that to win, England might have to score at least 230-240 as these are good decks to bat on."

  241. 0328: 

    England captain Charlotte Edwards: "We've got some very experienced players in the dressing room who will come out and give it everything. We've got no choice, we have to give it everything.

    "For some of us, it's one of the biggest games we could ever play in. We have to back ourselves, we've done well against them in the past and hopefully can do that again. If we don't win, we need other results to go in our favour. But we're not thinking like that, we just have to beat India and beat West Indies."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "India's two left-arm spinners will be a bit of a challenge for England on this pitch. Having to go over extra cover to hit with the spin may cause problems, we may see a few players caught at point. I think the best person to handle that may be Lydia Greenway, who's got all the sweeps in the book - the reverse sweep and the paddle sweep."

  243. 0326: 

    India captain Mithali Raj: "England have got a very good batting line-up but I don't think are very strong in the bowling attack, other than Katherine Brunt. They really depend on her for the breakthroughs.

    "We played England last year so most of our batsmen are very comfortable playing their bowlers. I don't think we will have any different mind-set [from the win over West Indies]. I will tell my girls to be very positive. This being a day game will not affect us, we know that the ball might move for the first for or five overs then batting will be good for the rest of the match."

    Stephan Shemilt, BBC Sport in Mumbai

    "Some visibly disappointed England players when that coin came down in favour of India. Anya Shrubsole even threw her water bottle to the ground. In the three WWC matches at the CCI, the team batting first has only won once and that was a day-night game."


    All-rounder Danielle Wyatt on TMS: "We're hoping for a big crowd today, so I can't hear the captain shouting at me on the boundary!"

  246. 0320: 

    Plenty of discussion between Charles and Ebony on TMS about England's team selection - let us know what you think via #bbccricket - while India have made one change, with Ekta Bisht replacing fellow spinner Rasanara Parwin.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "For me, it may be a mistake leaving out Danni Hazell - she took five wickets against New Zealand in the warm-up, you need people who are in form. I might have left Heather Knight out, But with the variation and extra pace Anya Shrubsole has, that will give Lottie [captain Charlotte Edwards] something extra to turn to."

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "For me, it was a choice of three who Laura Marsh would come in for - maybe Danni Wyatt, maybe Lydia Greenway and possibly even Heather Knight for the balance of the site."

    Ebony Rainford-Brent, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Sri Lanka's win completely throws the tournament open as everyone would have predicted an easy win. The fans at home will be on the edge of their seats."

    You can read more of ex-England batter Ebony's thoughts on England-Sri Lanka on the BBC Sport website.

    Mark Butcher, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "England will have to win the hard way, India win toss & bowl on a pitch that is a little damp from overnight dew."

  251. 0313: 

    So, while we wait for BBC Radio 5 live sports extra to take to the aitrwaves at 0315 GMT, we want to hear from you today - whether you're still enjoying a night of post-Six Nations revelry, or if you're just got up specially, what do you make of England's chances today after losing another important toss? Will the returning Sarah Taylor make the difference?

    You can email (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 (if you're in the UK), or tweet us via #bbccricket as usual...

    Charles Dagnall, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "Have to say that is a massive toss to win for India."

  253. 0307: 

    England make three changes from the side which lost to Sri Lanka - wicketkeeper-batter Sarah Taylor and off-spinning all-rounder Laura Marsh return after missing that game with slight injuries, replacing keeper Amy Jones and off-spinner Danielle Hazell, while Anya Shrubsole is preferred to fellow seamer Georgia Elwiss.

  254. 0304: 

    India have won the toss and will field first.

    Alison Mitchell, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    On Twitter: "Want to be bowling first on this pitch.... Eng girls in lively mood during warm-up. India looking sharp too. Bring it on. Saw the 'other' Calcutta Cup last night in trophy cabinet at Bombay Gymkhana - All India Champions in rugby!"

  256. 0300: 

    Morning, everyone - it's eyes down for the Women's World Cup as England look to bounce back after Friday's shock defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka. Hosts India are today's opponents - and with free entry for fans at the Brabourne Stadium, there may be more of an atmosphere today. While a second defeat wouldn't end England's title defence here and now - three of the four teams in each group qualify for the Super Six - it would probably leave their fate in other teams' hands.

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