- England beat India by 18 runs in rain-interrupted first T20
- Net Siver scored the highest 55 runs for the host team.
- India had scored 54 for 3 before rain interrupted
England defeated the Indian women’s cricket team by 18 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis rule in the rain-hit first T20 match. With this defeat, Team India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, has gone 0-1 behind in the three-match series.
Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and called for England to bat first. England (India women vs England women’s T20) scored 177 for 7 in 20 overs thanks to Nate Sciver’s 55 and Amy Jones’ 43. Denny Waite contributed 31 runs off 28 balls while opener Tammy Beaumont scored 18 runs off 22 balls.
For India, fast bowler Shikha Pandey took 3 for 22 in 4 overs while Poonam Pandey and Radha Yadav took one wicket each. Chasing the target, the start of the Indian team was very poor.
Shefali Verma could not even open the account
On the second ball of the first over of the Indian innings, young opener Shafali Verma was bowled by Katherine Brunt to give a big blow to the visiting team. Shefali could not even open the account. After this, Smriti Mandhana and Harleen Deol took up the responsibility of taking the innings forward.
Before the rain, India had scored 54 runs for 3 wickets in 8.4 overs.
Smriti was dismissed for 29 runs off 17 balls. India got a second blow in the form of memory. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s poor form continues in T20 as well. Harmanpreet returned to the pavilion after scoring one run. India’s score was 54 for 3 in 8.4 overs. After that rain disturbed the match.
Duckworth-Lewis rule was used for the result
Due to incessant rain, further play could not take place in the match. The Duckworth-Lewis rule was used for the result, where the Indian women’s 3 wickets fell too early and England were declared the winners by 18 runs.
Second T20 will be played on Sunday
Harleen 17 and Deepti Sharma returned unbeaten on 4 for India. Brunt, Siever and Glenn took one wicket each for England. The second T20 match of the series between the two teams will be played in Hove on Sunday.