India Women earn consolation win over England

Smriti Mandhana scored a fluent half-century in the chase
Smriti Mandhana scored a fluent half-century in the chase
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India Women 108-2 (Mandhana 62no) beat
England Women 107 (Patil 3-21) by eight wickets
6th Twenty20 International, Tri-Series, Mumbai

A clinical bowling performance from India Women saw them bowl England Women out for 107 and chased down the total with ease in the 16th over with eight wickets in hand in the sixth game of the Twenty20 International Tri-Series in Mumbai.

Despite, the result England will face Australia in the final on Sunday.

England won the toss and decided to bat first. Danielle Wyatt (31) looked positive during her 22-ball knock that had four boundaries and a six as the visitors dominated the powerplay with a score of 54 for one.

However, India made a strong comeback with wickets at regular intervals that saw the back of Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont (10), Natalie Sciver (15), Heather Knight (11) and Fran Wilson (12).

England lost their last nine wickets in a span of 48 runs and were bowled out for 107 in 18.5 overs. Anuja Patil (3-21) picked three wickets for India while Radha Yadav (2-16), Deepti Sharma (2-24) and Poonam Yadav (2-17) snared two apiece.

In the chase, Danielle Hazell (2-17) accounted for Mithali Raj (6) and Jemimah Rodrigues (7) early but that were the last of the success England managed.

Smriti Mandhana (62 not out) looked in terrific form smashing eight boundaries and a six and was supported by Harmanpreet Kaur (20 not out) as India completed the chase in the 16th over with eight wickets in hand.

Patil was named the player of the match for her three wicket haul.

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