Women's quadrangular one-day series:
England 204-4 (45.2 overs) beat India 202-9 (50 overs) by six wickets at Derby (match scorecard)
Australia 261-9 (50 overs) beat New Zealand 232 (47.5 overs) by 29 runs at Chesterfield (match scorecard)
Claire Taylor passed 4,000 ODI runs
England's women continued their fine recent run of form to beat India by six wickets in their opening fixture in the quadrangular one-day series.
Chasing 203, captain Charlotte Edwards and Lydia Greenway hit half centuries to seal the win with four overs to spare in Derby.
And Claire Taylor (41) became the sixth player in women's cricket to make 4,000 one-day runs.
The win was their fifth of the summer after they won the Twenty20 series.
India, who were put in after Edwards won the toss, were 128-4 at one stage but a half century from debutant Veda Krishmamurthy helped them reach 202-9 after 50 overs.
But with Greenway hitting an unbeaten 51 off 64 balls the total never looked likely to overly trouble the hosts.
Player of the match Greenway said: "I was really pleased to get us over the line. Charlotte Edwards and Claire Taylor put in a good partnership and Sarah Taylor played positively at the end."
In Friday's other match
by 29 runs at Chesterfield.
The Southern Stars posted 261-9 from their 50 overs, but the Kiwis were bowled out for 232 with 13 balls remaining.
On Saturday, England face New Zealand at Derby, with Australia and India meeting at Chesterfield.