England wrap up series win
Hosts come back from 2-0 to win series 3-2
Last Updated: 11/07/12 6:46pm
England women completed a 3-2 series victory over India after winning the fifth and final one-day international by 29 runs (Duckworth/Lewis) at Wormsley.
England - who had lost the opening two matches in the series - reached 124-4 off 36 overs, replying to India's 152-8, before rain forced the players off.
Lydia Greenway was unbeaten on 37, England's top scorer, when the rain struck, soon after the second highest-scorer Arran Brindle was run out for 25.
England got off to a bad start when captain Charlotte Edwards fell for just seven, caught by Marthali Raj off Jhulan Goswami, and after Sarah Taylor followed for 21 and Tammy Beaumont for 19, they were on 64-3.
But the scoring rate was strong, and Greenway and Brindle did enough to keep them ahead of the D/L rate before the weather closed in.
Much of the credit should go to the bowlers, however, as they had India in trpible almost from the start.
The tourists slumped to 2-3 in the sixth over after Poonam Raut went for a duck in the first over and Sulakshana Naik and Raj went for one each, all three caught behind by Taylor off a combination of Georgia Elwiss and Katherine Brunt.
When Veda Krishnamurthy went for nine, caught by Elwiss off Brunt, the total was 15-4, but a 40 from Harmanpreet Kaur and an unbeaten 36 from Reema Malhotra helped the tourists recover to at least post a respectable total.