2nd T20I: Smriti Mandhana guides India to series-levelling eight-wicket win over England | Cricket News – Times of India


DERBY: Opener Smriti Mandhana hit a stroke-filled unbeaten fifty after off-spinner Sneh Rana snared three wickets at hand India ladies a complete eight-wicket win over England within the second T20 Worldwide and stage the sequence 1-1 right here.
England’s determination to bat first on Tuesday evening backfired as Indian bowlers raised their efficiency by a notch to cut back the hosts to 54 for 5 inside 10 overs.
England discovered the going robust within the preliminary overs, dropping wickets at common intervals earlier than teenager Freya Kemp (51 not out off 37 balls) and Maia Bouchier (34 off 26) shared 65 runs for the sixth wicket to resurrect their innings.
Whereas the 17-year-old Kemp struck three fours and as many sixes throughout her rearguard knock, Bouchier adorned her innings with 4 boundaries.
However as soon as Rana broke the dangerous-looking partnership, taking the wicket of Bouchier stumped by Richa Ghosh within the 18th over, the writing was on the wall for England.

Kemp, although, tried exhausting her stage greatest and used her lengthy deal with to nice impact to choose up 23 runs within the remaining 15 balls within the firm of Sophie Ecclestone to take England to 142 for six and provides their bowlers not less than one thing to defend.
Rana was the wrecker-in-chief for India returning with positive figures of three for twenty-four from her 4 overs, whereas Renuka Singh (1/30) and Deepti Sharma (1/21) picked up two wickets on the prime.
India started their chase in a positive vogue with Mandhana (79 not out off 53) and Shafali Verma (20) including 55 runs within the first six overs.
Ecclestone lastly acquired the breakthrough for England when Verma hipped again to the bowler, who dived to her proper to finish a positive caught and bowled alternative.
Dayalan Hemalatha (9) as soon as once more upset as Freya Davies cleaned her up 16 balls later.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (29 not out off 22) then joined her deputy Mandhana on the crease and the duo performed effortlessly, stitching unconquered 69 runs for the third wicket to finish the formalities as India 146 for 2 in 16.4 overs.
In reality, Mandhana hit three boundaries off Davies within the seventeenth over — first smashing by backward covers, then creaming by midwicket after which accomplished the chase with smacking shot over the bowler’s head to the long-on boundary.
There have been no sixes within the match from the Indian batters however Mandhana discovered the fence 13 occasions, whereas Harmanpreet and Verma struck 4 boundaries every.
It was an atypical bowling show from the house group as Ecclestone (1/22) and Davies (1/30) had been the one two wicket takers.
England had received the primary match by 9 wickets. The third T20 of the three-match sequence might be performed in Bristol on September 15.
Temporary Scores:
England Ladies:142 for six in 20 overs (Freya Kemp 51 not out, Maia Bouchier 34; Sneh Rana 3/24)
India Ladies: 146 for two in 16.4 overs (Smriti Mandhana 79 not out, Harmanpreet Kaur 29 not out; Sophie Ecclestone 1/22)


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