Women’s T20I Triseries, Sixth Match,
India Women vs England Women – India won by 8 wickets
Mumbai, Thursday, March 29, 2018
India Women had a disappointing home season so far but they registered a massive eight wicket win over England in the last league match of the ongoing Women’s T20I Triseries. However, the result of this game will not affect the final fixture of the tournament.
Coming into this match, India lost 6 games (3 ODIs & 3 T20Is) in a row. This massive win will give them immense confidence going into their next assignment.
England chased down a massive target against India in their previous match on Sunday. However, their charm with the bat did not continue as they lost their last 9 wickets for just 48 runs. That’s quite a collapse, isn’t it? Danielle Wyatt top scored for the visitors with 31 but no other batter managed to get past 20-run mark.
The target of 107 is never to enough unless you are defending it on either rank turners or grass banks. Smriti Mandhana was exceptional for India during this home season and finally her unbeaten 62* amounted for a much-needed victory.
England Women will take on Australia Women in the Triseries Final on Saturday (March 31). The next assignment for India is a three-match One Day International (ODI) series against England starting from next Friday (April 06).
India Women – 108/2 in 15.4 overs (Smriti Mandhana – 62*, Danielle Hazell – 2/17) beat England Women – 107 in 18.5 overs (Danielle Wyatt – 31, Anuja Patel – 3/21, Radha Yadav – 2/16) by 8 wickets
Player of the Match: Anuja Patil (India)
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: England Women vs Australia Women, March 31, Venue: Mumbai
* Photo credits to Hindustan Times