The England women’s side have sealed the T20I series versus India by registering a five wicket win, while having a 2-0 lead with one final game to be played.
This time it was Heather Knight who had won the toss, as she and her side elected to have a bowl first. Smriti Mandhana looked to get off to a solid start, as the Indian skipper smashes 2 sixes with her score on 12(5). But she was to depart soon after, with Brunt getting the better of her through a catch taken by A. Jones.
The 18 year old Jemimah Rodrigues couldn’t offer much with the bat either, as Brunt got her out-bowled for 2(7), while Harleen Deol was next to follow Rodrigues to the dressing room with Linsey Smith getting her out-caught on 14 (21).
Mithali Raj was the highest scorer of her team with a meager score of 20 (27), while Deepti Sharma, and Bharati Fulmai faltered for 18 each.
The women in blue were eventually restricted to 111 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs of play, with Katherine Brunt leading the pack with 3 wickets under her belt for just 17 runs in her four over spell.
The visitors on the other hand kept a few early wickets, but Danielle Wyatt’s unbeaten knock of 64 (55) with 6 boundaries to her name propelled England to cross the line in the final over of the game, and five wickets to spare.
With England now claiming the T20I series, the women in blue will be looking to play for pride in the final game which is to be contested on March 9.
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