India beat England in the 6th match of Tri-nation series by eight wickets and claimed their first win of this series. Although they have been already out of this series, still this win will boost their confidence for the upcoming series. England skipper Heather Knight won the toss and elected to bat first and have been bowled out 107 runs in 18.5 runs. Opening batsman Wyatt was the only player, who scored 31 runs for her team and guided 100+ against India. Indian bowler Anuja Patil got three wickets in his four overs spell while Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma and Radha Yadav got 2-2 wickets each. Indian bowlers showed a strong performance and bend team England at 107 runs.
By chasing the Target of 108 runs, India lost Mithali Raj as their first wicket. The 21-years-old young talented Batsman Smriti Mandhana hit 62* and guided India to taste the first victory of Tri-nation series. Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scored 20* runs and built a partnership of 60 runs. English Pacer Hazell got two wickets in her three-over spell, but it was not good enough to stop India to win this match. Indian team poor start of this series, they lost the first game against Australia by six wickets and then the next games England and Australia also defeated them. This was the prestige saviour match for team India, and they save their prestige by registering a victory against English Team. Now, the final of this Tri-series will be played between England and Australia on Saturday 31st March at Mumbai.
India Playing XI- Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Radha Yadav
England Playing XI– Danielle Wyatt, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson, Alice Davidson Richards, Heather Knight (c), Tash Farrant, Danielle Hazell, Alex Hartley, Katie George