Match Details

ENGW vs INDW 1st T20, ENGW vs INDW 2023

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INDW
159-620.0
England Women won by 38 runs πŸ†
ENGW
20.0197-6
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P Vastrakar Logo
P Vastrakar Jersy
4s: 2
6s: 0
SR:100.00
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D Sharma Logo
D Sharma Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
SR:100.00
L Bell Logo
L Bell Jersy

0-35

(4.0)

L Bell

0-35(4.0)
Econ: 8.75
18th Over:
2
1
0
1
3
4
 
= 11
Last Over:
0
W
1
0
0
0
 
= 1
This Over:
1
0
1
1
0
4
 
= 7
INDWINDW - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 5053
10 Over 8282
15 Over 125124
ENGWENGW - 1st Innings
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6 Over 3944
10 Over 7489
15 Over 133140
20 Over 196197
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The opening game of the three-match T20I series belongs to England Women and the India Women will have to bring out their A-game in the second game to keep the series alive. That brings an end to our coverage for this game. Keep joining us for more cricketing action all around the globe. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of scorer Raju Khariya. Bye Bye. Good Night.
Nat Sciver-Brunt (Player of the Match): "I’m really happy. Been playing cricket in Australia and not performed as I wanted to. But good to be back with the English side and happy to contribute.

I guess in those sort of moments, you have to be brave and take on the opposition. Danni did exactly that and we ran quite well. She took pressure off me at the start of the innings.

The great thing is that we have different strengths. I can take down the pacers and she takes on the spinners. Happy for her 150th game as well.

I thought the wicket was pretty good. There was something for the spinners if you bowled in the right areas and also there was something for the pacers with the slower balls."
Player of the Match: Nat Sciver-Brunt
Heather Knight (England Women Captain): "Yeah. A really good game. After losing two quick wickets, the partnership between Wyatt and Nat was brilliant. We know India is a very good side and we had to put them under pressure. When they got going, they raced off and a good cameo from Amy in the end.

I would have bowled first as well. It was a pretty good wicket but I feel we got 20 runs above par tonight.

Maybe be electric on the field. First game after a lot of time. There are some areas we would like to improve before the next game."
Harmanpreet Kaur (India Women Captain): "Yeah. We needed to bowl according to the plans. The bowlers will learn from it and we will improve before the ICC World Cup. I know it’s a tough game but I know the bowlers will learn from it.

Well we know they are good batters. They have played good cricket for so many years. We have had some changes in the bowling lineup but we will come up with better plans.

Playing after long time, I was expecting some good performance from the players. But it happens if you are away from international cricket for some time.

We just needed to back ourselves while chasing. We were looking forward to some good start. But after losing a couple of wickets, we got a partnership but the last ten overs didn’t go our way."
Danielle Wyatt: "I really enjoyed batting there. The pitch was tricky and the back of length deliveries were a bit hard to hit. But Nat was scoring with great calmness and it helped me. Renuka is a world class bowler and there was some movement off the pitch.

We just backed ourselves to build a partnership. We had good two weeks in Oman training and it was good to be back out there. Those were the similar conditions in and we are really looking forward to the next game."
10:12 PM IST and Local Time: That's the end of the fixture. The England Women beat the India Women by 38 runs and go 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series. The hosts were completely outplayed by the England Women in this high-scoring affair and all smiles in the English camp as they start the tour on a positive note.

Chasing a mammoth 198, the India Women lost Smriti Mandhana (6) early in the innings. Jemimah Rodrigues playing in front of her home crowd also fell cheaply on four. Shafali Verma played some wonderful strokes and was joined by her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur as both led the recovery work for the hosts. They started building a partnership and stitched 41 between them before Kaur was knocked over by Sophie Ecclestone on 26.

Verma kept going strong from one end and was well-supported by Richa Ghosh from the other end. They kept finding boundaries regularly and Verma brought up her fifty. The required run rate kept creeping up and Ghosh fell on 21 while trying to clear the fence. Verma fell on 52 and it was the end of the road for the India Women as they finished their innings on 159/6 to lose the game by 38 runs.

The England Women bowled beautifully despite the dew coming in at the Wankhede Stadium. Sophie Ecclestone picked up three wickets and conceded only 15 runs in her four overs. Nat Sciver-Brunt, Freya Kemp and Sarah Glenn also chipped in with a wicket apiece as it helped them defend the total successfully.

Earlier, the England Women were asked to bat first and they got off to a disastrous start as Renuka Singh Thakur cleaned up Sophia Dunkley (1) and Alice Capsey (0) in the very first over. Danielle Wyatt was joined by Nat Sciver-Brunt and both led the recovery work. Both played some fantastic shots and kept scoring at a brisk rate to keep the hosts at bay.

Wyatt and Nat brought up their respective fifties. The pair put 138 off 91 balls for the third wicket before Wyatt fell on 47-ball 75. Nat kept going strong from one end and scored 77 off 53 balls before departing in the penultimate over. Amy Jones played a fantastic cameo of 23 off nine balls to power her side to 197 at the end of their innings. 

Renuka Singh Thakur was the standout bowler for India Women. She registered figures of 3/27 in her four overs. Debutants Saika Ishaque and Shreyanka Patil grabbed one and two scalps respectively but were on the expensive side. The total was too much for the India Women as they fell short by 38 runs and the England Women get an early lead in the series.
OVER 20
India Women
159/6
Pooja Vastrakar
11(11)
Deepti Sharma
3(3)
Lauren Bell
0-35(4.0)
19.6 L Bell to P Vastrakar
4 FOUR!!! A boundary to end the over. A slower delivery on the shorter side outside off, Vastrakar hangs back and hits it straight back over the bowler's head. Ecclestone from long off runs to her right and dives but misfields it and concedes a boundary. With this, the England Women win the game by 38 runs.
19.5 L Bell to P Vastrakar
0 Length delivery outside off, Vastrakar drives it on the up but finds Knight at extra covers.
19.4 L Bell to D Sharma
1 Banged in short by Bell around off and Deepti pulls it towards deep mid wicket for one.
19.3 L Bell to P Vastrakar
1 Another slower delivery and Vastrakar hits it down the ground to long off for a single.
19.2 L Bell to P Vastrakar
0 A leg-cutter from Bell outside off, Vastrakar goes for a slog into the leg side but misses.
19.1 L Bell to D Sharma
1 A slower delivery on the stumps and Deepti flicks it towards deep mid wicket for a single.
OVER 19
India Women
152/6
Pooja Vastrakar
6(7)
Deepti Sharma
1(1)
Sophie Ecclestone
3-15(4.0)
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