Anjum Chopra [ Images ] struck a well-made 71 as India [ Images ] won the second one-day international women's cricket match against England [ Images ] by four wickets to level the five-match series 1-1 at the K D Singh Babu stadium in Lucknow [ Images ] on Thursday.
Electing to bat, the England team lost wickets at regular intervals and could make only 162 in their allotted quota of 50 overs.
Barring C Atkins, who made 34 off 61 balls, none of the English batswomen could offer any resistance to the fine bowling by the Indians on a wicket which offered some help to the bowlers in the morning but kept a trifle low in the second half of the match.
Chopra was declared player of the match for her match-winning knock.
India started their reply on a flying note with the opening pair adding 95 runs before a sudden collapse that threatened to derail their innings. But the hosts kept their nerves to emerge winners.
For the England team Beth Moran took two wickets.
C Edwards lbw Amita 20
L Newton b Amita 0
Clarie Taylor b Amita 9
Genny Gunn run out (Jhulan) 19
Arran Brindal lbw Jhulan 23
C Atkins b Jhulan 34
Rosalie Britch st Arundhuti b Reema 5
L Harpar b Reema 1
B Morgan not out 15
J Smith not out 2
Extras: 34 (3 b, 12 lb, 19 w)
Total: 162 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs
Fall of wickets: 3/1, 28/2, 40/3, 78/4, 78/5, 89/6, 95/7, 157/8
Bowling figures: Jhulan Goswami 10-2-22-2 (1 wide), Amita Sharma 9-1-27-3 (2 wide), Rumeli Dhar [ Images ] 7-1-17-0, Neetu David 9-1-30-0, Varsha Rapheal 7-0-29-0 (14 wide), Reema Malhotra 8-0-22-2 (2 wides)
Monika Sumra c Newton b Edwards 37
Anjum Chopra b Morgan 71
Mithali Raj [ Images ] c Morgan b Guha 15
Karuna Jain b Morgan 1
Rumeli Dhar c substitute b Gunn 16
A Kirkire run out (Morgon) 0
Jhulan Goswami not out 3
Amita Sharma not out 2
Did not bat: Neetu David, Varsha and Reema
Extras: 18 (3 nb, 15 w)
Total: 163 for six in 49.2 overs
Fall of wickets: 95/1, 126/2, 130/3, 153/4, 155/5, 160/6
Bowling figures: Jenny Gunn 9.3-1-29-1 (3 wides), Beth Morgan 7.2-0-27-2 (4 wides), Isa Guha 10-0-31-1 (1 NB, 1 wide), Laura Harper 3-0-20-0 (4 wides), R Birch 9.3-2-37-0 (2 nb), C Edwards 10-3-19-1 ( 3 wides)
Result: India won by four wickets
The next match is slated at Guwahati on December 4.