England Women kept their ICC Women’s World Cup hopes alive with a four-wicket win over India in Mount Maunganui.
Needing to win all four of their remaining games to be in with a chance of making the semi-finals, Heather Knight’s bowlers stood up to bowl India out for just 134.
Anya Shrubsole got her team going in a much-improved performance in the field with two early wickets – the first of which was her 100th in ODI cricket.
Charlie Dean followed on from Shrubsole’s fine start to bag four wickets and her career-best ODI figures, 8.2-1-23-4. The Southern Vipers off-spinner was awarded Player of the Match for her efforts with the ball.
Nat Sciver looked in fine form for her breezy 45 and captain Knight herself was there at the end, unbeaten on 53, to finally see England on the points board.
The second of their four must-win games is against hosts New Zealand in Auckland on Sunday.
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England Women’s World Cup Fixtures
Saturday, March 5: Australia Women 310-3 beat England Women 298-8 by 12 runs
Tuesday, March 8: West Indies Women 225-6 beat England Women 216 by 7 runs
Monday, March 14: South Africa Women 236-7 beat England Women 235-9 by three wickets
Wednesday, March 16: England Women 136-6 beat India Women 134 by four wickets
Saturday, March 19: England Women v New Zealand Women, Auckland (11am local, 10pm UK time March 18)
Thursday, March 24: England Women v Pakistan Women, Christchurch (2pm local, 1am UK time)
Saturday, March 26: England Women v Bangladesh Women, Wellington (11am local, 10pm UK time March 25)