India Women vs England Women: Inconsistent India lose to England by 4 wickets, suffer second defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: An inconsistent India paid the value for a shoddy batting effort however England infused a brand new life into their title defence with a four-wicket win in a league-stage recreation of the ICC Girls’s World Cup, right here on Wednesday.
Inconsistency returned to hang-out Indian batters as they have been bundled out for a meagre 134 by England, who chased down the goal in 31.2 overs to report their first win within the match after a hat-trick of defeats.
India bought some runs on the board, because of earlier recreation’s centurion Smriti Mandhana, who top-scored for the aspect with a 35-run knock whereas wicketkeeper batter Richa Ghosh made 33.
With wickets falling intermittently, England bowled out India in 36.2 overs.
England additionally made a stuttering begin to their chase as they misplaced each their openers — Danni Wyatt (1) and Tammy Beaumont (1) — cheaply with the scoreboard studying 4 for 2 within the third over.

Wyatt was first to depart within the second over, courtesy a sensational diving catch by Sneh Rana off medium pacer Meghna Singh (3/26).
Veteran Jhulan Goswami, the best wicket-taker within the historical past of the match, then trapped Beaumont within the second over after India went for the evaluation. It was 250th wicket for the pacer in ODIs.

England skipper Heather Knight (53 not out) and Nat Sciver (45 off 46) then steadied England innings, taking part in cautiously to succeed in 34 for two in 10 overs.
Whereas Knight performed a captain’s knock by anchoring the chase, Sciver took the assault to the Indian bowlers, hitting as many as eight boundaries throughout her entertaining knock, wherein she pulled off some pull pictures.
With simply 135 required for a win, what England wanted was an honest partnership after the early blows and Knight and Sciver supplied that by sharing 65 runs for the third wicket.
Sciver’s innings was minimize brief by Pooja Vastrakar. It was a gentle dismissal and in opposition to the run of play as Sciver spooned a size ball to Goswami whereas seeking to work the ball on the on-side.

Amy Jones (10) then stitched a 33-run stand for the following wicket with Knight earlier than the previous fell to a surprising backward working catch by India vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur at mid-on off Rajeshwari Gayakwad‘s bowling.
By then it was throughout for India by then as England wanted simply 32 extra runs.
The Indians picked up two extra wickets within the thirtieth over earlier than England accomplished the formality.

Meghna dismissed Sophia Dunkley (17) and Katherine Brunt (0) inside a span of three balls in equivalent style — caught behind by wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh.
Earlier, in sharp distinction to India’s efficiency in opposition to the West Indies of their final match after they rode on centuries from Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur to submit 317 for 8, their highest whole within the historical past of the showpiece occasion.
Charlie Dean (4/23) was the decide of the bowlers for England whereas Anya Shrubsole additionally chipped in with two wickets because the Indians did not construct an honest partnership.

Having suffered three defeats from as many matches to this point, it’s a must-win match for title holders and four-time champions England.
The defeat did not dislodge India from the highest 4 because the Mithali Raj-led aspect is occupying the third spot within the eight-team standings with 4 factors from two wins and as many losses.
England, however, opened their tally and are positioned seventh with two factors from 4 matches.

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