England Women vs India Women 2nd T20I: In the second T20 played at Hove’s County Ground, the Indian women’s team defeated the England women’s team by eight runs. Playing first, India had scored 148 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. In response, England had at one time scored more than 100 runs in 13 overs for the loss of two wickets, but in the end India snatched the victory from its mouth. With this, India leveled 1-1 in the three-match series. Now the third T20 will be played on July 14.
Opener Shefali Verma played an explosive innings of 48 runs in 38 balls for India Woman. During this, he hit eight fours and a six. Apart from this, captain Harmanpreet scored 31 and Deepti Sharma scored 24 not out. At the same time, opener Tammy Beaumont played an innings of 59 runs for England, but she could not win her team.
For India, leg-spinner Poonam Yadav took two for 17 in four overs and off-spinner Deepti Sharma took one wicket for 18 runs while Sneh Rana gave only 21 runs in four overs. In this way, these three spinners gave only 56 runs in 12 overs and took three wickets.
Arundhati Reddy got India off to a good start by dismissing Danny White (03) in his first over. Richa Ghosh gave India a big breakthrough by running out in good form Natalie Sciver (01) on a straight throw. However, England managed to score 52 runs in the power play with the efforts of Beaumont.
Beaumont completed his ninth half-century in T20 Internationals off 39 balls. Deepti Sharma broke his partnership with Knight by getting him out lbw. Knight was run out on the next ball while Sophia Dunkley (04) could not hold on, giving India a chance to return. Beaumont hit seven fours and Knight hit four fours in his innings.
The Indian spinners then tightened the noose and kept the series alive. Now the third T20 will be played in Chelmsford on 14 July.