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India bat first against England in third women’s ODI – text & radio

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India bat first against England in third women’s ODI – text & radio

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Summary

  1. India win toss and bat
  2. Eng: Wyatt replaces injured Ecclestone
  3. Play starts at 03:30 GMT
  4. Final ODI, Mumbai (Ind lead series 2-0)
  5. Results count towards ICC Women’s Championship
  6. Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Sport website & app, BBC Sounds app

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

  1. CricketHer: Wyatt in for Ecclestone gives England a very long batting line-up; but Heather Knight will probably need to put in a shift with the ball, because the part-time seamers (Elwiss and Sciver) have been by far England’s most expensive bowlers on the tour so far.

  2. Ecclestone ruled out

    As we mentioned, England will be without slow left-armer Sophie Ecclestone today after she suffered a broken hand which has ruled her out of the rest of the tour.

    The teenager, who’s pretty much England’s number one spinner at the moment, will also miss the tour of Sri Lanka which follows this one.

    Sophie Ecclestone

    Copyright: Getty Images

  3. Post update

    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Can England avoid the whitewash?

    I’m not that confident as Ecclestone will be a huge loss, she’s held the middle overs superbly. But it’s the batting that has let England down – they have faith in their batting line-up, but it’s going to have to be a big improvement from the first two games.

  4. How they stand

    Anyway, here’s how the table looks – hosts New Zealand will qualify automatically for the 2021 World Cup, and will be joined by the four other highest teams in the table.

    At the moment… that’s not England. But one win would take them level on points with fifth-placed Pakistan – while on paper, England have a much easier run-in as their remaining series are against Pakistan, West Indies and Sri Lanka.

    However, for India, their motivation must be to seek direct World Cup qualification, as they had to pre-qualify for the last World Cup. And with the current political situation, it’s looking unlikely that the India-Pakistan series will go ahead, so it’s not certain what will happen with the points there.

    ICC Women's Championship table

    Copyright: ICC

  5. Captain’s view

    England captain Heather Knight: “I don’t mind bowling too much, it’s a fresh wicket and hopefully it will play better than the other day. There’s no such thing as a dead rubber with the ICC Championship points, it’s about individuals stepping up. Danni Wyatt comes in as a batting off-spinner.”

    Given that Wyatt has been a bit of a reluctant bowler in recent years – is that a hint we’ll see her bowl a bit of spin today?

  6. Captain’s view

    India captain Mithali Raj:“It’s a fresh wicket, it seems good to bat first and we’ve been going very well. Two points are still at stake, we want to win those two points and win 3-0.”

  7. Post update

    BBC Test Match Special

    It’s time to turn your wireless to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra as Test Match Special are up and running. Henry Moeran, Stephan Shemilt, Isabelle Westbury, Snehal Pradhan and scorer Phil Long are all present and correct to talk you through the day.

  8. India win toss

    News from the middle is that India have won the toss and will bat first.

    England make one change – with Danni Wyatt returning in place of the injured Sophie Ecclestone (more on her in a minute). Not quite a like-for-like swap – as it lengthens the batting order at the expense of limiting the bowling options.

  9. Post update

    Morning, everyone – and welcome to our coverage of the third and final women’s one-day international between India and England in Mumbai.

    India hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series – but there’s still plenty to play for, as we’ll explain shortly.

    For instance, here are still so many permutations affecting the ICC Women’s Championship that Test Match Special scorer Phil Long is busy reconfiguring his laptop to accommodate them all…

    Phil Long fixes his laptop

    Copyright: BBC Sport

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