Women’s T20I Tri Series, Third Match, India Women vs England Women – England won by 7 wickets
Mumbai, Thursday, March 25, 2018
A 52-ball century from English opener Danielle Wyatt has helped England to start their tour of India with a massive win. On the other hand, India are still searching for that single win in this ongoing home season.
India batting first posted a massive total courtesy half-centuries from Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana. Pooja Vastrakar once again flourished with the bat scoring 17 runs off the final over bowled by Jenny Gunn that took India to their highest total in T20Is – 198/4.
However, India’s massive total doesn’t seem to be enough when England came out to bat. Wyatt looked to be in full flow as she went on to notch up her second hundred in T20Is – scored 124 runs off 64 balls including 15 Fours and 5 sixes. Wyatt also became only second player in history to score two hundreds in Women’s T20Is alongside Deandra Dottin of West Indies.
Wyatt quoted this hundred as special at the post match presentation while picking up the ‘Player of the Match’ award. “This hundred was quite special because my dad has flown all the way to see my knock” – Danielle Wyatt.
England got to the result with 8 balls to spare and this is also the highest successful chase in Women T20Is.
England Women – 199/3 in 18.4 overs (Danielle Wyatt – 124, Tammy Beaumont – 35, Deepti Sharma – 2/36) beat India Women – 198/4 in 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana – 76, Mithali Raj – 53, Tash Farrant – 2/32) by 7 wickets.
Player of the Match: Danielle Wyatt (England)
India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Rumeli Dhar, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia(wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Mona Meshram
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy(wk), Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Amanda Wellington, Megan Schutt, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Naomi Stalenberg, Elyse Villani
England Women: Danielle Hazell, Heather Knight(c), Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Jenny Gunn, Amy Ellen Jones(wk), Tash Farrant, Natalie Sciver, Kate Cross, Fran Wilson, Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone, Bryony Smith, Alice Davidson Richards, Katie George
Women’s T20I Tri Series Schedule:
Practice Match #1: India A Women vs England Women, March 19, Venue: Mumbai
Practice Match #2: India A Women vs England Women, March 20, Venue: Mumbai
Match #1: India Women vs Australia Women, March 22, Venue: Mumbai
Match #2: Australia Women vs England Women, March 23, Venue: Mumbai
Match #3: India Women vs England Women, March 25, Venue: Mumbai
Match #4: India Women vs Australia Women, March 26, Venue: Mumbai
Match #5: Australia Women vs England Women, March 28, Venue: Mumbai
Match #6: India Women vs England Women, March 29, Venue: Mumbai
Final: TBC vs TBC, March 31, Venue: Mumbai
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