The Indian women’s team’s victory over the English women’s team in the second T20I match soured a bit ICC slapped them with a 20 percent of their game fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the game played at Hove.
India women equaled the series in a tight encounter as they defended the 149-run target with ease as they chased life anxiously out of England’s run. Tammy Beaumont scores an elevated 59 in 50 balls with 7 fours, anchoring one side, as wickets constantly fall on the other side. Danni Wyatt (3), Nat Sciver (1), Sophie Dunkley (4) Katherine Brunt (5) and Amy Jones (11) all had incredible bowling and fielding work by the Indian women’s team.
Poonam Yadav picked up 17/02, while Arundhati Reddy and Deepti Sharma picked up one wicket each. Deepti also hit the barrel from England captain Heather Knight who made 30 in 28 balls and whose wicket gave rise to the collapse.
Harmanpreet Kaur-Led India’s women’s team achieved 20% for slow pace
Phil Whitticase of the Emirates ICC International Panel of Match Referees lifted the sanction after Harmanpreet Kaur’s team was one too short of the target after the grant was considered. On-field referees Ian Blackwell and Paul Baldwin, third referee Sue Redfern, and fourth referee Tim Robinson equalized the charge.
Harmanpreet Kaur pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the proposed punishment, so there was no reason for a formal trial. Pursuant to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Staff, which relates to the minimum excess of offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fees for each player who does not bowl in the allotted time.
Meanwhile, India were first batted by Heather Knight. Smriti Mandhana (20) and Shafali Verma added 70 runs in the first 9 overs. Shafali continued her good form by making 48 in 38 balls with 8 fours and 1 six. Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain, also found some form, stroking 31 in 25 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes around her name.
Deepti Sharma anchored the Indian innings with 24 * with one four in 27 balls, as the Women in Blue made 148/4 in 20 overs. For England women, Nat Sciver, Freya Davies, Sarah Glenn, and Mady Villiers picked up one wicket each.
The third and decisive T20I will be played on 14 July at Chelmsford.