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2nd T20 India W vs England W: India registers a series win over England after 23 years

While India W has sealed a 2-0 lead in the three-match series against England W in England, Kaur’s team would like to white wash Amy Jones-led England, to bid Jhulan Goswami a marvelous farewell.

2nd T20 India W vs England W: Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s magnificent 143 unbeaten off 111 balls, helped India Women’s team tower a massive 333 run total. Asked to chase the firs300-plus run target in a women’s ODI, Amy Jones’ side fell well short of 88 runs. An even better bowling performance by Renuka Singh Thakur sealed an astounding victory for the Indian side. Moreover, the victory helped the India Women’s team register a series win against England after 23 long years.

Having opted to bowl first England W had an additional benefit of the cool and cloudy weather. Looking to fire India’s top order, Kate Cross managed to dismiss Shafali in the second over of the innings. However, failed to continue with the same.

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Opener Smriti Mandhana, as always proved her team a solid start with a fluent 40 off 33. Later on, the Indian captain and Harleen Deol’s 100-run partnership helped India anchor the Indian innings. Deol with a knock of 58 runs, complimented her captain.

Chasing the massive target, England kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Nonetheless, Danny Wyatt kept her calm and scored a brilliant half-century. However, failed to take her over the victory live. Harmanpreet, in the post-match interview, mentioned that whomever she bought to bowl, produced a breakthrough. Hence, it was an overall effort that made the 2-0 lead possible in the 2nd T20 of the three-match series.

Key Highlights from the 2nd T20 India W vs England W

#1 ‘Queen’ Harmanpreet Kaur leading from the front

While Kaur finished her century in 100 balls, the latter 43 runs came just off 9 balls. In her innings captain smashed 18 boundaries and 4 colossal maximums. The 32-year-old led her team from the front not only in batting but in fielding as well. Her stylish direct from fro mid-on provided India W the first breakthrough, dismissing dangerous Tammy Beaumont.  

#2 Commendable bowling display by India W

Commendable bowling display by India W

Veteran Jhulan Goswami who is playing her last ODI series, like always gave the Indian bowling line-up a strong foundation. Star bowler Renuka Thakur again picked a four-wicket haul. Thakur has been in magnificent flow ever since she made her India debut. Complimenting Thakur’s four-fer, Deepti Sharma and Shafali Verma picked one each to dismiss the batters that were looking to set their eyes on the field. Moreover, Dayalan Hemlatha finished off things for India, as picked 2. Additionally, wicket-keeper, Yastika Bhatia supported the bowlers well by utilizing all opportunities provided to her.

#3 Crucial knocks by Smriti Mandhana and Harleen Deol

While Kaur’s unbeaten 143 was magnificent, Vice-captain’s 40 and her contemporary batter, Deol’s 58 were equally crucial to put India W over the 300-plus mark. Yastika Bhatia’s 26, all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar’s brief 18, and Deepti Sharma’s quick 15, added a little more to the total.

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#4 Mandhan reaches 3000 runs in International cricket

Indian star batter Smriti Mandhan becomes the fastest Indian to reach 3000 ODI runs. She achieved the milestone in just 76 innings. The stylish lefty-batter is one of the most important players of India W, as she provides a brilliant start to her team, opening the innings. In the 1st T20, Mandhana scored an unbeaten 91 and in the 2nd T20, she scored a quick knock of 40 runs.

Last T20 at Lords is in going to be very special

Last India W vs England W T20 at Lords is in going to be very special

While India W has sealed a 2-0 lead in the three-match series against England W in England, Kaur’s team would like to white wash Amy Jones-led England, to bid Jhulan Goswami a marvelous farewell. Before the tour of England started, veteran Indian fast-bowler had announced her retirement from International cricket, post the ODI series. Hence, Goswami will be playing her last ODI game at Lords and which is a dream most of the cricketers.

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Prachi Rajan
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