LONDON: England women’s cricket team won the toss and decided to bowl first against India in the third and final One Day International (ODI) match at Lord’s here on Saturday. India have already taken a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. This is veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami’s last international match and India will look to make it a memorable one by winning it for the first time on England soil.
Jhulan said before the start of the match, “Thank you to BCCI and Cricket Association of Bengal, my family, coach, captain all. Thank you for this opportunity, this is a special moment. I started my career against England in 2002 and am finishing against England. The most important thing is that we are 2-0 up in the series.”
Recalling her illustrious journey, one of women’s cricket’s most successful bowlers, Jhulan said, “Every moment has a lot of emotion attached to it. In the 2017 Worlds we came back and put up a tough challenge, no one initially thought we would make the final, the way we played that tournament was something different. “From there Indian women’s cricket slowly progressed and now we are on our own path and we can inspire young girls to play the game and make a career in cricket,” she said. (agency)