India Women defeat England Women with eight runs in the 2nd T20I at County Ground in Hove to level the three-game winning streak.
Put first to bat; the Harmanpreet Kaur team placed 148/4 on the scoreboard in their 20 overs. Opener Shafali Verma was the most important highlight in the Indian batting unit. She recorded 48 deliveries out of 38. The explosive right-hander hit eight fours and a six, including five fours on the run in Katherine Bruntis over.
Alom player Deepti Sharma and Captain Harmanpreet made valuable contributions of 24 not out and 31 respectively to take India to a competitive total.
In response, England were comfortable at one point when they had eight wickets in hand, and the score was 106 in the 14th over. But when a sudden collapse changes the course of the match, the host can only score 140/8 after 20 overs.
Deepti, who made an important contribution with the bat, also shone with the ball. She picked up one wicket in her quota of 4 overs, while conceding just 18 runs. Another star with the ball was a senior spinner, Poonam Yadav. The Agra-born loosened some scalps and gave away 17 runs in 4 overs.
England opening batter Tammy Beaumont was the top judge for her team. She made 59 runs from 50 deliveries, including seven boundaries.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
I see Shafali Verma doing * things *. And by * things * I mean * to beat Katherine Brunt for five consecutive boundaries * … 👀 # ENGvIND
– Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) 11 July 2021
– BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 11 July 2021
Of the batsmen who have an average of 25 in WT20Is, Verma’s career attack percentage is> 20 more than the next best. # ENGvIND
• Shafali Verma 145.8
• Sophie Devine 124.3
• Deandra Dottin 123.7
• Beth Mooney 122.5
• Smriti Mandhana 120.8
– Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) 11 July 2021
Good win by the Indian women’s team. Brave fight when Eng was placed comfortably. The fielding was top quality, and Neh Rana was a find of the tour. Keep her cool while bowling the 20th. Very positive. Must bat in the middle over. India were about 15 runs short
– Sarang Bhalerao (bhaleraosarang) 11 July 2021
India wins by 8 runs 👊
– ICC (@ICC) 11 July 2021
Most sixes in T20Is for women before the age of 18: –
30 – Shafali Verma🇮🇳
3 – Jemimah Rodrigues🇮🇳
3 – Chloe Tryon🇿🇦
3 – Leimara Tastuki🇻🇺# ENGvIND
– Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) 11 July 2021
– Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) 12 July 2021
It does not matter how good your English is when you beat the English in England in a sport invented by the English.
The English find a way to talk to you.
Just like for Deepti Sharma.
– Abhishek Mukherjee (@SachinAzharCT) (@ ovshake42) 11 July 2021
Made the match and the series equal again! 💪
– Chennai Super Kings – Mask P Whdu Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) 11 July 2021
Shafali Verma is just fearless, total team player and always wants to score points without looking at her score, a calculating game.
– Bhawana (@ bhawnakohli5) 11 July 2021
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