England Women vs India Women T20: INDW vs ENGW, 1st T20I: England Women beat India Women in first T20I by 18 runs at Northampton, Nate Sciver, England beat India by 18 runs in first women’s T20
England Women vs India Women first T20 at Northampton (ICC)  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- England women’s cricket team vs. Indian women’s cricket team – 1st Women’s T20 International match
- Host England women beat India by 18 runs in first T20
- In a rain-affected match, England won under the Duckworth-Lewis rule.
The first T20 International match was played between the hosts England women’s cricket team and the Indian women’s cricket team in Northampton on Friday night. England, batting before this match, scored 177 for 7 and set a target of 178 runs in front of India, but in a rain-affected match, the target was rescheduled under the D/L rule (Duckworth Lewis Rule). And a target of 73 runs was set in front of India in 8.4 overs. Indian team could score only 54 runs for the loss of 3 wickets and lost the match by 18 runs. England have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three T20I series and now the second T20 will be played in Hove on 11 July.
In this first match of the T20 series, the England women’s cricket team won the toss and decided to bowl first. For England, their openers Tammy Beaumont (18) and Danny Wyatt (31) shared a 56-run partnership. Radha Yadav got India’s first success in the eighth over by dismissing Wyatt, but by then the English team had got a good start.
Nat Sciver and Amy Jones
Opener Tammy Beaumont also became the victim of Poonam Yadav in the ninth over after scoring 18 runs, while captain Heather Knight was run out for 6 runs. But after that Nate Sciver and wicket-keeper batsman Amy Jones started. Both the players executed a brilliant partnership of 78 runs for the fourth wicket. Nate Sciver played a blistering innings of 55 runs in 27 balls with 8 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Amy Jones scored 43 runs in 27 balls hitting 4 fours and 2 sixes.
The partnership of Skiver and Amy Jones was broken by Shikha Pandey and Shikha showed these two batsmen the way to the pavilion in the 19th over. However, it was too late by then and both these batsmen had done their job. In the end, Shikha took her fourth wicket in the form of Sophia Dunkley (1) and Katherine Brunt was run out as the seventh wicket. England scored 177 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. During this, Shikha Pandey took the highest three wickets for India, while Poonam Yadav and Radha Yadav took 1-1 wickets.
Poor start for Indian, rain spoiled the rest of the game
The match rained after the first innings and waited for a long time to stop. When the rain stopped, the score was reset under the DL rule. India was set a target of 73 runs in 8.4 overs. The Indian team came out to answer and on the second ball, Katherine Brunt bowled India’s smoky opener Shefali Verma (0).
After this, Smriti Mandhana scored 29 runs in 17 balls, hitting 6 fours, but Nate Sciver caught him on the fifth ball of the sixth over. At the same time, in the very next over, Sarah Glenn gave India the third blow by catching Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur (1) at the hands of Ecclestone.
Harleen Deol remained on the pitch till the end with Deepti Sharma (4 not out) scoring 17 but it was to no avail as India could manage only 54 runs in 8.4 overs and England won the match by 18 runs (D/L). took. Nate Sciver (55 runs and 1 wicket) was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’.
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