In a riveting encounter at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, England Women secured a nail-biting victory against India Women on Saturday, December 9.

Toss and Team Composition:

England won the toss and elected to bowl, putting India into bat. The playing XIs for both teams included notable names, setting the stage for an exciting contest.

India Women Innings:

India faced a challenging spell as they were bundled out for 80 runs in 16.2 overs. Jemimah Rodrigues top-scored with a resilient 30 off 33 balls. However, a collective effort from England’s bowlers limited India’s batting prowess. Charlotte Dean, Lauren Bell, Sarah Glenn and Sophie Ecclestone were standout performers, claiming two wickets each.

England Women Innings:

Chasing a modest target of 81, England Women encountered early hiccups but managed to reach the target with 8 balls to spare, finishing at 82/6 in 11.2 overs. Alice Capsey‘s brisk 25 off 21 balls played a crucial role in guiding England to victory. Renuka Thakur and Deepti Sharma were the most successful bowlers for India, taking 2 wickets each.

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Result and Series Standing:

England registered a 4-wicket triumph, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. This victory follows their 38-run win in the first T20I.

Upcoming Fixture:

With the series already in England’s favour, the third T20I is set to take place at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, December 10. India will be eager to salvage a win and avoid a series whitewash, while England will aim for a clean sweep to conclude their tour on a high note. Cricket enthusiasts can expect another thrilling clash as the two teams vie for supremacy.

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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.

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