India’s teen sensation Harleen Deol won the hearts of fans and experts as she drew a spectacle to dismiss England women batter Amy Jones during the first T20I in Northampton on Friday.
It all happened in the 19th innings of the first innings when Jones smashed the ball to the wide long-range range, and Harleen made an effort to save the six first and then complete a beautiful catch.
Jones walks back to the pavilion for a well-made 43 off on just 27 deliveries.
Despite Deol’s effort, England finish with 177 for seven at the end of their 20 overs. In the did bounce back with the successive layoffs from the start of the host, which laid a strong foundation by adding 56 runs in 7.2 overs.
But England came back strong by adding 90 runs in the last eight overs Natalie Sciver (55 of 27) and Jones stabbed a 78-run partnership around the fourth wicket.
Here is the video of Harleen Deol’s brilliance:
A fantastic piece of fieldwork 👏
We complete our innings on 177/7
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) 9 July 2021
However, India’s chase suffered a significant blow when they lost the wicket to inform Shafali Verma on the second delivery of their innings. Katherine Brunt (1/11) cleared Verma for a duck.
Deputy captain Smriti Mandhana did her best to keep the tourists in the game with an exciting 29 of 17, only to go to Sciver (1/16) at the end of the match.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (1) fell cheap again and turned India on 47/3 in the seventh over. The win seemed unlikely for the Women in Blue, and it also showed when rain ended the match, with India 18 points behind the points standings at DLS.