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Live Reporting

Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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    And we'll be back - bright and early, if more "early" than "necessarily "bright" - on Thursday morning for the third and final ODI in this series, to see if India can pull off a clean sweep or England can restore some pride. TMS will be on air from 03:15 GMT again.

    Until then, thanks for your company today - take a read of Stephan Shemilt's match report and enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. Coming up later today

    Remember, plenty more cricket to follow on the BBC today - England's men have moved on to Grenada for the latest game in their ODI series against West Indies, which starts at 13:30 GMT - and we'll have the usual full live text service.

    Then later, if you tune your wireless (or computer, or app) to BBC Radio 5 live this evening at 21:00 GMT, there's a Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show when they'll be chewing the fat over all matters in the world of cricket.

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England have had all the tools in the shed, and you talk so much about their strength in depth - but the support for India's star betters has been so much better than it has been for India's.

  4. What about the standings?

    The ICC hasn't updated its Women's Championship table yet, but it looks something like this:

    1. Australia, played 10, points 20
    2. India, P 14, Pts 16
    3. New Zealand, P 14, Pts 14
    4. South Africa, P 12, Pts 13
    5. Pakistan, P 12, Pts 12
    6. West Indies, P 12, Pts 11
    7. England, P 11, Pts 10
    8. Sri Lanka, P 12, Pts 2

    Hosts New Zealand qualify automatically for the 2013 World Cup, and will be joined by the next four highest teams in the final table (everyone plays everyone else three times, for 21 games overall).

    On paper, England do have an easier run-in, with series against West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to come after this one. But as Stephan pointed out on TMS, if they lose this series 3-0, it gives them very little "wriggle room" against those sides.

  5. Beware spin - and seam?

    As Snehal points out, it's been a funny series - despite all the concerns over how England would cope with India's spin threat, they've lost eight out of 10 wickets today to seam (and three out of 10 in the first game).

    Shikha Pandey can be particularly pleased with her bowling figures of 2-18 from her full 10 overs, while veteran Jhulan Goswami took 4-30, including the heart of the England middle order.

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    Snehal Pradhan

    Ex-India seamer on BBC Test Match Special

    India were not troubled at all by spin or pace - their top order has outperformed England, their bowling has outperformed England and it's only the middle order where India will have concern. They've been playing almost continuous cricket for six months and that's given them an advantage.

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    So, India never needed to get past third gear in that run chase - reaching their target with 8.5 overs to spare.

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    CricketHer: A bit of a cruise for India. Tough conditions out in India, and England coming off their winter, but they are making it a bit too easy for India so far on this tour.

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England may be World Cup champions, but I think there are a lot of questions about their middle order at the moment. Where is that support for Heather Knight and Nat Sciver going to be in the future?

    As for India, they will want to ensure their qualification for the World Cup as they're not likely to play against Pakistan, and they don't want to go through that qualifying tournament.

  11. Ind 162-3

    Mithali Raj flogs Elwiss for a four through mid-wicket - it's all over!


  12. Ind 158-3

    Raj 43, Sharma 6

    Alex Hartley back on, Raj goes for a big hit but the tumbling Shrubsole at mid-off restricts her to a single. Credit to England for keeping going against virtually impossible odds. One hit can win it - Deepti Sharma goes deep down the ground, but it doesn't have enough legs and they only take a single. Raj nicks the strike with a single - she's up to 43 but with only four needed for victory, a fifty looks out of reach.

  13. Ind 155-3

    Seven runs needed for victory

    Georgia Elwiss back into the attack, Raj turns a single to fine leg and India need seven runs to win the series. There's an appeal for lbw against Sharma, but nothing doing - it looked like bat onto pad.

  14. Ind 154-3

    Eight runs needed for victory.

    After a single from Sharma, Mithali Raj pulls Brunt for India's first boundary for six-and-a-half overs. A single means she's up to 40 and with eight needed for victory, she might struggle to reach 50 this time.

  15. Ind 148-3

    Target 162

    Shrubsole giving it everything as usual, India are taking down the target in singles. 14 more needed but England are being made to put a lot of overs in their legs.

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    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Test Match Special

    This is death by a thousand cuts for England.

  17. Ind 145-3

    Raj 34, Sharma 2

    England turn back to pace spearhead Katherine Brunt - and only a problem with the sightscreen can delay India's victory charge as Raj moves to 34 with a single.

    Rather like Alex Hartley in the England innings, Sharma is determined to preserve her wicket at all costs, even if it means not scoring runs, though she pinches the strike when the ball squirms down to third man - 17 needed.

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    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Test Match Special

    England don't seem to have made the chances India did - though they did lose a lot of their wickets to loose shots, which India weren't tempted into.

  19. Ind 143-3

    Target 162

    Shrubsole to continue for her seventh over, Sharma is watchful - as well she might be, with only 20 needed from 15 overs. Only a wide ruins a potential second successive maiden from the Somerset star.

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Much to do for England, too little time to do it with Mithali Raj still going strong it's going to be very difficult indeed.