England woman beaten by Indian in Nagpur

Last Updated April 06 2018, 15:39Cricket
Danielle Wyatt
Danielle Wyatt

England suffered a one-wicket defeat in their opening one-day international against India in Nagpur.

Chasing 208 for victory, India looked well on their way after opener Smriti Mandhana hit 86, but 18-year-old spinner Sophie Ecclestone took four wickets as the hosts slipped to 190 for nine.

India's last-wicket pair of Ekta Bisht and Poonay Yadav, though, showed impressive composure to see their team home in the final over.

Fran Wilson's 45 and 37 from opener Tammy Beaumont underpinned England's total, but it was not to be for the tourists, despite fighting back impressively after Mandhana dominated India's initial run chase.

"It was a brilliant and tight game," England's stand-in captain Anya Shrubsole told BBC Sport.

"For a long time we looked like we were out of it, but we managed to nearly get a win. It was always really tight there at the end, and credit to India for getting over the line.

"We showed a tremendous amount of fight to drag ourselves into the game."

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