When the partnership was just starting to flourish, Punam departed by handing a simple catch to Sophie Ecclestone off Kate Cross.
India vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur's (1) poor form continued as he didn’t trouble the scorers much, sneaking one to Amy Jones off Ecclestone (3/40). It was a struggle for experienced campaigner Mithali early on. She found boundaries hard to come by, notching up her fifty in 95 balls with a four off Shrubsole. Together with Deepti, Mithali then added 65 runs for the fifth wicket before the former was dismissed, LBW to Shrubsole. But soon after Deepti’s dismissal, Mithali changed gears and hit three boundaries in an over, slicing and lofting Shrubsole to amass 15 runs off the 44th over. Just when Mithali was looking dangerous, Ecclestone got rid of her in the 46th over as India slumped to 180 for 6. Shikha Pandey (3) and Jhulan Goswami (1) remained unbeaten to help India get past the 200-run mark.