Ahead of the series opener, Women's CricZone lists some interesting numbers from their previous encounters in the format over the years.
1 – Anjum Chopra is the only Indian to score an ODI hundred against England in England. She scored an exact 100 during the 2nd ODI in Southampton in 1999. There have been six other ODI centuries by Indians in England – including the famous 171 not out by Harmanpreet Kaur against Australia in the World Cup 2017 – but none of them came against England. English players, on the other hand, scored four hundreds against India in England.
2 – The number of five-wicket hauls Katherine Brunt has taken against India in ODIs, both came in India. She took 5 for 22 in Bangalore in 2010 and 5 for 28 in Mumbai during England’s last tour in 2019. There have been four other five-wicket hauls in India and England ODIs.
3 – India’s Karuna Jain and Jaya Sharma shared three century partnerships between them from seven ODIs against England at a whopping average of 88.50.
5/14 – Bowling figures of Nooshin Al Khadeer during the 2nd ODI between India and England in Lincoln, 2003. This is still the best bowling performance by an Indian against England in ODIs.
6/46 – Anya Shrubsole’s six-wicket haul against India in the World Cup final in 2017 is the best bowling performance by anyone in ODIs between these two countries. It’s also the only instance of a five-wicket haul in a World Cup final.
7 – The number of ducks registered by former England skipper Charlotte Edwards in ODIs against India in 39 innings. This is the most by anyone from either side with Jhulan Goswami and Lucy Pearson getting out for a duck six times each.
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10 wicket wins – England have defeated India by ten wickets twice in ODIs. In 1982, they chased down the target of 62 set by India in Nelson with ten wickets and 28.3 overs to spare. The second instance was when they romped home while chasing 103 in Taunton in 2008. India also registered a ten-wicket win against England when they defeated the visitors in 2005 Silchar ODI with the help of Goswami’s five-wicket haul.
11.15 – Bowling average of India’s Diana Edulji from seven matches against England. This is the best among all the bowlers, who took a minimum of ten wickets, in India and England matches. Sophie Ecclestone has taken ten wickets from five matches against India at an average of 14.10
17 – The number of fifty-plus scores registered by Mithali Raj in ODIs against England, the most by any player from either side. Edwards finished her career with ten fifty-plus score against India – including two centuries. Raj is yet to score a century against the hosts and has the best of 98 that she scored in Lincoln in 2003.
20.20 – England opener Tammy Beaumont’s batting average against India, her worst against any side. India is the only opposition against whom she is yet to score an ODI fifty having managed to score only 303 runs from 19 matches at this meagre average.
22 – England have defeated India 22 times in the 29 ODIs they played against the visitors at home. India managed to win only five matches while two of them ended with no results. In overall head-to-head results, England have won 37 matches out of 69 while India were the winners in 30 of them.
36 – The number of wicket-keeping dismissals affected by Sarah Taylor in 25 ODIs against India. It includes 21 catches and 15 stumpings. It’s also the second most number of dismissals she had in her career after 40 from 29 matches against Australia.
58.88 – Smriti Mandhana’s 58.88 from ten matches is the highest batting average among all the batters in the ODIs between India and England. She amassed 530 runs from these ten matches including six fifties.
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71 – The number of wickets taken by Goswami in 52 ODIs against England, the most by any bowler in matches between India and England. It’s also the most number of wickets Goswami has taken against any side. For England, Brunt has taken 39 wickets in 28 matches against India. Goswami’s 20 wickets against the hosts 22 matches in England is also the joint-most by any bowler along with Isa Guha’s 20 wickets from 13 matches. Brunt is closely following her with 19 wickets from 17 matches.
105.60 – Laura Marsh’s bowling average against India from 16 matches, her worst against any side. Against all the other teams, she averages below 32. Only Priyanka Roy and Rosaline Birch fared worse with bowling averages of 153.00 and 128.00 respectively in matches between these two countries.
144 – The number of runs scored by Mandhana and Punam Raut for the opening wicket during the World Cup 2017 match against England in Derby. This is the highest partnership for any wicket in ODIs between them. For England, Caroline Foster and Arran Brindle scored 134 for the opening wicket in Pune in 2002 to register their highest partnership against India.
156* – Claire Taylor’s unbeaten 156 holds the record for the highest individual score by a batter in ODIs between England and India. She scored 156 off 151 balls at Lord’s during India’s tour of England in 2006. For India, Kaur’s 107 not out during the World Cup 2013 sits on top of the table.
281/3 – India’s score against England in the World Cup 2017 match in Derby. It’s the highest score in ODIs between the sides. England’s highest team total against India also came in a World Cup when they scored 272/8 in Mumbai during the 2013 edition.
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536 – Chopra and Raj scored 536 runs together against England in 20 innings- most by any partnership. Jain and Sharma scored 531 runs from seven matches against the same opponents. For England, Edwards and Claire scored 400 runs from 14 matches.
1798 – Number of runs scored by Raj in 55 matches against England at an average of 47.31, the most for her against any side in ODIs. Edwards is the only other player to have scored more than 1000 runs in ODIs between the two sides with 1102 runs from 42 matches.