England women in India: Captain Heather Knight guides England home in warm-up

England's Heather Knight
Captain Heather Knight hit an unbeaten half century to seal victory
Warm-up match, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Indian Board President's XI 154 (49 overs): Mani 28, Fulmali 23, Shrubsole 4-30
England 157-8 (37.3 overs): Knight 64, Winfield 23*, Shrubsole 23, Zanzad 3-14
England won by two wickets
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Captain Heather Knight steered England to victory in their final warm-up match before their one-day international series against India.

Chasing 155 to win, Knight's 64 not out ushered England to a two-wicket victory over an Indian Board President's XI in Mumbai.

England face India in the first one-day international in Mumbai on Friday.

Knight's side play three one-dayers and three T20s against India before a tour of Sri Lanka.

England are seventh in the ICC Women's Championship standings, which will decide which countries gain direct qualification for the 2021 World Cup.

"The opposition played well today but we know there's more to come from us," said Knight.

"No England women's team has won a bilateral ODI series out here - so that's what we're working towards."

Knight had steadied the ship after the tourists had slumped to 11-4, while vice-captain Anya Shrubsole added 23 with the bat after taking 4-30 in the hosts' innings.

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