The Indian ladies’s cricket workforce didn’t click on with each the bat and ball, proving to be a no match in opposition to a dominant England aspect in a nine-wicket drubbing within the first T20 Internationals. Sent into bat by England skipper Amy Jones, the Indian batters got here a cropper in opposition to leg-spinner Sarah Glenn’s four-for and have been restricted to a measly 132 for seven of their stipulated 20 overs at Riverside Ground on Saturday evening.
Bowling her full quota of 4 overs, Glenn completed with wonderful figures of 4/23 and posed issues for the Indian batters all through. With luck on her aspect, Sophia Dunkley raced to a 44-ball 61 to finish the chase in simply 13 overs, at the same time as India endured a forgettable evening on the sphere in moist circumstances.
In between, captain Harmanpreet Kaur blazed away to twenty off 16 balls earlier than being bowled by Glenn.
That summed up India’s batting as none of them managed to make a considerable contribution.
Wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh too acquired a begin however fell to medium pacer Freya Davies after racing to 16 in 12 balls.
The big-hitting Shafali Verma gave up her wicket after making 14 off 13 balls, caught by Bryony Smith off the bowling of Glenn, to depart India at 47 for 2 within the seventh over.
Even as they maintained a very good run charge, India misplaced wickets at common intervals to present England the higher hand within the first of the three T20Is.
India have been 83 for 4 when Ghosh acquired out within the twelfth overs. But all they may handle within the subsequent overs was simply 49 runs.
Chasing 133, England have been off to a blistering begin with each Dunkley and right here opening companion Danielle Wyatt (24 off 16 balls) getting fast runs to place up 60 in solely 6.2 overs.
First up, Dunkely survived a caught behind courtesy of a no-ball from Renuka Singh, then Shafali fluffed a simple catch at mid-off when the batter was on 15. Renuka was the unfortunate bowler once more.
There have been plenty of thick edges too, in between.
Having acquired the reprieves, Dunkley went on to file her highest rating within the format whereas sharing a stand of 74 runs for the second wicket with Alice Capsey, who remained not out on a breezy 32 off 20 balls.
During her unbeaten keep within the center, Dunkley hit eight fours and a six.
Brief scores: India Women: 132/7 in 20 overs (Deepti Sharma not out 29, Smriti Mandhana 23; Sarah Glenn 4/23) England Women: 134/1 in 13 overs (Sophia Dunkley not out 61, Alice Capsey not out 32).
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