England Women vs India Women, 2nd T20I: India Women pull one back against England Women
India Women beat England Women by 8 runs in the 2nd T20I at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove today in an enthralling encounter.
Match Summary England Women vs India Women, 2nd T20I
England Women 140/8 (20 ov)
India Women 148/4 (20 ov)
Result: India Women won by 8 runs.
India Women won the second Vitality IT20 at Hove to leave the multi-format series delicately poised at 8-6 to England going into the final match at Chelmsford.
England limited the visitors to 148-4 from their 20 overs, a good fightback after Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana had got their side off to a quick start, but despite being 106-2 in the 14th over of their reply Heather Knight’s team fell eight runs short.
England Women won the toss and decided to field against India Women who went on to score a competitive 148/4 in their 20 overs - Shafali Verma 48 top scored.
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Smriti Mandhana - 8.5 ov), 2-72 (Shafali Verma - 9.1 ov), 3-112 (Harmanpreet Kaur - 15.4 ov), 4-125 (Richa Ghosh - 17.6 ov)
In reply, England Women fell just 8 runs short in the run chase - Tammy Beaumont 59 top scored for England Women and Poonam Yadav 2-17 was outstanding with the ball for India Women.
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Danielle Wyatt - 1.6 ov), 2-31 (Natalie Sciver - 2.5 ov), 3-106 (Tammy Beaumont - 13.4 ov), 4-106 (Heather Knight - 13.5 ov), 5-120 (Sophia Dunkley - 15.4 ov), 6-125 (Amy Jones - 16.5 ov), 7-134 (Katherine Brunt - 18.3 ov), 8-137 (Mady Villiers - 19.2 ov)
England Women - Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight(c), Amy Jones(wk), Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Mady Villiers, Freya Davies
India Women - Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh(wk), Sneh Rana, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
Start Time: 14:30
Toss: England Women won the toss and decided to field
Venue: The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Officials: Paul Baldwin, Ian Blackwell, Sue Redfern, Robert Robinson, Philip Whitticase
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