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Indians beaten

Scarborough: Fine fifties from skipper Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight helped England women outplay their Indian counterparts by 42 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the first rain-hit one-dayer here Thursday.

Chasing a revised target of 184 in 42 overs, England were 153 for three in 30.1 overs when rain intervened for the final time and the hosts were found to be well above their re-revised target of 112 in 30.1 overs to earn a vital 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The England openers laid a solid foundation with a 110-run partnership in 121 balls before Charlotte (57) was cleaned up by left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht.

Heather (53) fell soon after as off-spinner Shivanand Rajeshwari (1-17) did the trick for the visitors. Sarah Taylor (21 not out) and Lauren Winfield (15) then stuck it out for 21 quick runs as England galloped towards victory.