Women’s T20 World Cup: Mandhana’s half-century in useless as India lose to England

India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana’s half-century (52 off 41 balls) and an entertaining 34-ball 47 from Richa Ghosh went in useless as India misplaced its ICC Women’s T20 World Cup group match to England by 11 runs right here on Saturday.

The low-cost dismissals of opener Shafali Verma (8), Jemimah Rodrigues (13) and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (4) contributed to the defeat as India may by no means get better from the top-order collapse.

Earlier, India had restricted England to 151 for seven with medium pacer Renuka Singh (5/15) registering her finest bowling figures within the format after India opted to bowl. Her five-wicket haul gave India hope that they may defeat the Heather Knight-led facet, however Sarah Glenn (2/27 in 4 overs) and Sophie Ecclestone’s (1/11 in 3 overs) restrictive bowling didn’t permit Indian batters play their strokes freely.

Finally a profitable whole of 152 proved an excessive amount of for India.

Brief Scores

England: 151 for 7 in 20 overs (Nat Sciver-Brunt 50; Renuka Singh 5/15) beat India 140 for five in 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana 52, Richa Ghosh 47 not out; Sarah Glenn 2/27, Sophie Ecclestone 1/14)

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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