India Women vs England Women 1st T20  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- Indian women’s cricket team got defeated in the first T20 International
- England’s Sarah Glenn took four wickets for 23 runs.
- England’s Sophia Dunkley scored an unbeaten 61 runs in 44 balls with the help of 8 fours and a six.
Chester Lee Street: The start of the Indian women’s cricket team on the England tour has been very disappointing. In the first T20 International match played at Chester Lee Street on Saturday, India suffered a crushing 9-wicket defeat at the hands of England Women with 42 balls to spare.
Indian women, who accepted the invitation to bat first, scored 132/7 in 20 overs. In reply, England Women chased down the target in just 13 overs for the loss of one wicket. With this, England Women have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The second T20 International match between the two teams will be played in Derby on Tuesday.
Sophia Dunkley hits half century
Chasing the target of 133 runs, England went ahead with their innings without difficulty. Sophia Dinkley (61 *) and Daniel Yatt (24) shared a 60-run partnership for the first wicket. Sneh Rana broke the partnership by getting Yatt caught by wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh. This was the only success the Indian bowlers got in the entire match.
From here, Dunkley, along with Alice Capsi (32 *), gave the team victory in the 13th over. Sophia Dunkley scored an unbeaten 61 runs in 44 balls with the help of 8 fours and a six. Capsi scored an unbeaten 32 off 30 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Sneh Rana got the only breakthrough from India’s side.
Deadly bowling by Sarah Glenn
Earlier, Smriti Mandhana (23) gave a quick start to the Indian team, who accepted the invitation to bat, but in the fourth over, Smith gave India a big blow by dismissing her lbw. Soon Player of the Match Sarah Glenn showed her bowling skills. He made frequent victims of Shafali Verma (14) and Dayalan Hemlata (10). Smith caught Verma while Hemlata was out lbw.
The partnership between captain Harmanpreet Kaur (20) and Richa Ghosh (16) looked flourishing, but Davis broke the partnership with Ghosh being caught by Smith. The score was increased by 5 runs that leg-spinner Glenn gave a big blow to India by bowling Harmanpreet Kaur.
Glenn took his fourth victim by getting Kiran Prabhu Navgire (7) caught at the hands of Yat. Blessings to Deepti Sharma, who scored an unbeaten 29 off 24 balls with the help of three fours, taking the team to a respectable score. Glenn took four wickets for England. Freya Davis and Briony Smith got one wicket each.
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