India Women vs England Women: This Series Is For Retiring Jhulan Goswami, Says Smriti Mandhana


Star batter Smriti Mandhana, who arrange India ladies’s complete win over England ladies within the first ODI right here, mentioned the guests are attempting to offer a becoming farewell to tempo bowling legend Jhulan Goswami, who’s retiring from worldwide cricket after a 20-year-long illustrious profession. The 39-year-old Goswami will bid adieu to the sport on the finish of the continuing three-match ODI collection. She has performed 12 Tests (44 wickets), 202 ODIs (253 wickets) and 68 T20Is (56 wickets).

“I want to say that this series is for Jhulu di (Jhulan Goswani), her bowling was amazing. All our efforts in this series will be for Jhulu di,” Mandhana, who hit 91 off 99 balls, mentioned after India’s seven-wicket win on Sunday evening.

Goswami (10-2-20-1) additionally performed her half in India’s win as she was accuracy personified with 42 dot balls, serving to her facet prohibit England to 227 for 7.

The 26-year-old Mandhana, who was adjudged player-of-the-match, admitted that her pure batting comes out higher in ODI video games than in T20Is.

“ODIs are natural for me, T20s I have to put effort to take care of the strike rate. In ODIs I can just react. But I’m happy to lay the platform.” She mentioned she would have been happier had she remained unbeaten.

Mandhana was the final Indian batter to get out, within the thirty seventh over, with India nonetheless needing 30 runs to win.

“Thanks to the supporters for coming out, happy to put out a show for them,” Mandhana mentioned.

“I’m happy that Harman (Harmanpreet Kaur) won the toss. I saw the pitch in the first innings and told myself to cut down on the back-foot play. But didn’t hold back too much.” India captain Harmanpreet praised the staff for its collective effort.

“All of us showed the character which we discussed in team meetings. It was a crucial toss, the partnership between Jhulan and Meghna was great. Credit to all the bowlers as they chipped through,” she mentioned.

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“The partnership between Smriti and Yastika was great, we hope to continue the momentum. I want to give it all for the team, happy with the runs and with the stand alongside Smriti.” On Deepti Sharma, who was probably the most profitable Indian bowler with 2/33, Harmanpreet mentioned, “She is a very smart cricketer, she was doing exactly what was asked of her.”

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