England beat India by five wickets in the second women's ODI to take a 2-0 series-clinching lead here on Wednesday. Sophia Dunkley (73 not out) and Katherine Brunt (33 not out) shared 92 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket to chase down the target of 222 with 15 balls to spare. Opener Lauren Winfield-Hill (42) was the other notable contributor for England. For India, leg-spinner Poonam Yadav took two wickets for 63 runs while veteran Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Sneha Rana got one wicket each. Earlier, captain Mithali Raj top-scored with 59 off 92 balls and stitched a 68-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Harmanpreet Kaur (19) as India were all out for 221 after being put in to bat. Young opener Shafali Verma contributed 44 off 55 balls. For England, pacer Kate Cross was the most successful bowler with impressive figures of 5/34. Brief Scores: India: 221 all out in 50 overs (Mithali Raj 59, Shafali Verma 44; Kate Cross 5/34), England: 225 for 5 in 47.3 overs (Lauren Winfield-Hill 42, Sophia Dunkley 73 not out, Katherine Brunt 33 not out; Poonam Yadav 2/63). Catch highlights of the 2nd Women's ODI match between England and India.
10:00 PM IST: Innings break! India set England a target of 222. Put into bat, India got off to a fluent strong start with Shafali Verma (44) and Smriti Mandhana (22) putting on a 56-run opening stand, then they kept losing wickets. Skipper Mithali Raj playing played another patient knock, hitting 59 off 92. For England, pacer Kate Cross claimed five while, Sophie Ecclestone once again showed her class with a three-wicket haul.
6:11 PM IST: Here are the playing XIs. England, expectedly, are unchanged. And India, also expectedly, are fielding a much-changed XI. Jemimah Rodrigues, Sneh Rana and Poonam Yadav are in for Punam Raut, Pooja Vastrakar and Ekta Bisht.
England Women: Lauren Winfield Hill, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross.
India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav.
6:05 PM IST: England won the toss and have opted to bowl first against India.