ENG-W defeat IND-W 1st T20: Rain play spoilsport as England women beat India women by 18 runs (DLS Method)

ENG-W defeat IND-W 1st T20: Rain play spoilsport as England women defeat India women (DLS Method)- Amy Jones, Shikha Pandey, Natalie Sciver
ENG-W defeat IND-W 1st T20: Rain play spoilsport as England women defeat India women (DLS Method)- Amy Jones, Shikha Pandey, Natalie Sciver

ENG-W defeat IND-W 1st T20: Rain play spoilsport as England women defeat India women by 18 runs (DLS Method)- Harmanpreet Kaur and Co lost the first T20I against England women by Duckworth-lewis method as rain played spoilsport. India were struggling at 54/3 in 8.3 overs when the rain stopped play. Shafali Verma lost her wicket for duck while Harmanpreet Kaur also perished fo 24. Adding to India woes, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur also lost her wicket cheaply.

England women have scored 177/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Natalie Sciver scored fifty (55 off 27 balls) while Shikha Pandey was the pick of the wickets. She scalped three wickets in the 19th over. Amy Jones also contributed 43 runs (27 balls) to the total.

ENG-W defeat IND-W 1st T20: Rain play spoilsport as England women defeat India women by 18 runs (DLS Method)

India Women Innings 54/3 (8.4 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Shafali Verma b KH Brunt 0 2 0 0 0.00
Smriti Mandhana c S Ecclestone b NR Sciver 29 17 6 0 170.59
Harleen Deol Not out 17 24 1 0 70.83
Harmanpreet Kaur (C) c S Ecclestone b S Glenn 1 2 0 0 50.00
Deepti Sharma Not out 4 7 0 0 57.14
Extra 3 (b 0, w 0, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 54/3 (8.4)
Yet To Bat Richa GhoshS RanaA ReddyS PandeyRadha YadavPoonam Yadav
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Katherine Brunt 2 0 11 1 5.50
Natalie Sciver 2 0 16 1 8.00
Freya Davies 1 0 7 0 7.00
Sophie Ecclestone 1 0 7 0 7.00
Sarah Glenn 1.4 0 6 1 3.60
Mady Villiers 1 0 4 0 4.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Shafali Verma 1-0 0.2
S Mandhana 2-44 5.6
H Kaur 3-47 6.5

Earlier, Harmanpreet Kaur-led India won the toss and opted to field first in the opening T20I against England on Friday.

England Women Innings 177/7 (20 ov)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Tammy Beaumont c S Mandhana b Poonam Yadav 18 22 1 0 81.82
Danielle Wyatt c Richa Ghosh b Radha Yadav 31 28 2 0 110.71
Natalie Sciver c H Kaur b S Pandey 55 27 8 1 203.70
Heather Knight (C) runout (Richa Ghosh / DB Sharma) 6 10 1 0 60.00
Amy Jones (WK) c H Deol b S Pandey 43 27 4 2 159.26
Sophia Dunkley st Richa Ghosh b S Pandey 1 2 0 0 50.00
Katherine Brunt runout (Richa Ghosh / Radha Yadav) 2 2 0 0 100.00
Sophie Ecclestone Not out 9 4 0 1 225.00
Extra 12 (b 4, w 3, nb 2, lb 3)
Total 177/7 (20)
Yet To Bat S GlennMK VilliersFR Davies
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Shikha Pandey 4.5 0 32 3 6.62
Arundhati Reddy 3 0 31 0 10.33
Deepti Sharma 3.1 0 28 0 8.84
Poonam Yadav 4 0 32 1 8.00
Radha Yadav 3 0 33 1 11.00
Sneh Rana 2 0 14 0 7.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
DN Wyatt 1-56 7.2
TT Beaumont 2-70 8.6
HC Knight 3-85 11.2
NR Sciver 4-163 18.2
AE Jones 5-166 18.5
SIR Dunkley 6-166 18.6
KH Brunt 7-177 19.6

ENG-W defeat IND-W 1st T20: Rain play spoilsport as England women defeat India women by 18 runs (DLS Method)

India women’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Thursday said because of COVID-19 she wasn’t able to prepare for the ODI series and will showcase a different approach in the T20 leg.

Earlier, the one-off Test between India and England had ended as a draw after Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia showed spirit with the bat. The lower-order rose up to the challenge and in the end, India walked away with a draw.

IND W vs ENG W T20 Series: Full Schedule

2nd T20 – July 11- 7:00 PM
3rd T20 – July 14- 11:00 PM

India’s squad:

India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain) Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia, Indrani Roy, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simran Dil Bahadur.

England Squad: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Danni Wyatt.