Spinner Raut Completes Indian Rout Of England

Spinner Raut Completes Indian Rout Of England
Spinner Raut Completes Indian Rout Of England
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India Women 126-7 (Naik 36, Kaur 33, Hazell 3-20) beat
England Women 96 (Greenway 29, Raut 3-12) by 30 runs
Second Twenty20 International, Mumbai

Indian left-arm spinner Punam Raut returned three for 12 as England Women were bowled out for their lowest ever total in Twenty20 International cricket on their way to a 30-run loss in the second match in Mumbai.

After India had posted 126 for seven, England were dismissed for 96 in 19.2 overs as India levelled the three-match series.

Sulakshana Naik (36 in 34 balls) and Harmanpreet Kaur (33 in 29) laid the foundations for India's innings and despite three wickets apiece from Danielle Hazell and Laura Marsh, they had a winning score on the board.

Charlotte Edwards (12), Lydia Greenway (29), Jenny Gunn and Hazell (18 apiece) were the only players to reach double figures as England's run chase crumbled.

Raut finished the innings off by dismissing Danielle Wyatt (1), Caroline Atkins (0) and Nicky Shaw (7) while Gouhar Sulthan and Soniya Dabir both picked up two wickets.

The deciding match takes place on Monday (8th March).

"I think both teams can do better than we did today, we lost too many wickets and made it hard for our later batsman. We just didn’t play well enough today," England captain Edwards said after the match.

"We will dust ourselves down and will bounce back on Monday, ready for a fantastic game of cricket."

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