Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur struck an unbeaten 42 following a high quality bowling efficiency to arrange India’s thrilling 5-wicket win over England in the primary match of the women’s triangular T20 sequence right here on Friday.
Indian spinners — Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2/19), Deepti Sharma (2/30)and left armer Radha Yadav (1/33) — restricted England to 147 for seven in stipulated 20 overs, whereas proper-arm medium pacer Shikha Pandey (2/33) accounted for 2 on the Manuka Oval.
Harmanpreet took the run chase deep after the Indian prime order, together with the 15-year-outdated Shafali Verma (30), Smriti Mandhana(15) and Jemimah Rodrigues (26) — squandered good begins.
Veda Krishnamurthy (7) and Taniya Bhatia (11) additionally failed to keep on the crease as England bowlers struck at common intervals.
With six wanted off the last over, Harmanpreet, whose innings was studded with 5 boundaries till then, hit a towering six to take India to 150 for 5 and finish the match in type with three balls to spare.
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Earlier, put in to bat, England suffered a prime order batting collapse as openers Amy Jones (1) and Danni Wyatt (4) have been dismissed cheaply.
Natalie Sciver (20) and Fran Wilson (7) quickly adopted, leaving England reeling at 59 for 4 in 10 overs.
Skipper Heather Knight then took cost, hitting a brisk 44-ball 67. Her innings was laced with eight boundaries and two sixes.
Wicketkeeper Tammy Beaumont supported her captain with a 27-ball 37. The duo helped England put up a combating complete.
England women: 147 for 7 in 20 overs (Heather Knight 67, Tammy Beaumont 37; Rajeshwari Gayakwad 2/19) misplaced by 5 wickets to India Women: 150 for five in 19.three overs (Harmapreet Kaur 42 not out, Shafali Verma 30; Katherine Brunt 2/33)