IND-W vs ENG-W: Second T20I match Highlights

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IND W vs ENG W Match Highlights

Following a lackluster showing in the series’ first game against England, the Indian women’s cricket side displayed a significantly improved batting effort in the second T20I. In the second of their three T20Is, India defeated England by eight wickets with 20 balls remaining to even the series at one apiece thanks to a magnificent unbeaten half-century from Smriti Mandhana.

M. Bouchier and Freya Kemp kept their composure early on in the game when England won the toss and lost the opening pair of wickets swiftly, assisting their team to a respectable total of 142/6 to defend. Sneh Rana of India took three wickets to prevent England batters from getting runs. Both Deepti Sharma and Renuka Singh recorded one wicket each.

In response, Indian batsman Mandhana got rolling and continued to dominate the run-scoring in the half-century stand produced for the opening wicket with Shafali Verma during the powerplay. After a relaxed beginning, she took off against Freya Kemp, smashing three boundaries in the span of four balls of the fifth over to establish India’s control in the match.

India was reduced to 77 for 2 after Hemalatha was removed by Davies in the ninth over, while Shafali offered Sophie Ecclestone a return catch on the final ball of the powerplay.

Harmanpreet Kaur relieved some of the burdens early on by hitting a couple of boundaries against Sarah Glenn and then steadied the innings with frequent strike rotation in the company of Mandhana. She even got a little bit of luck, with Danni Wyatt dropping a catch while she was batting on 18 at deep mid-wicket.

India scored 146 in 16.4 overs and rather easily overcame the goal, finishing with 20 balls remaining. The incredible 79-run undefeated innings from 53 balls by Smriti Mandhana, which helped India win by 8 wickets, earned her the player of the match honor.

After falling in Durham, India leveled the series with a demolition Derby. Therefore, the series will be completely open going into the last game in Bristol.

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