India vs England Women 1st T20I Highlights: Tammy Beaumont scored a fine half-century to help England beat India by 41 runs in the first
Twenty20 International (T20I) at Guwahati on Monday. Batting first England scored 160/4. Opener Tammy Beaumont top-scored with 62 (57 balls) while skipper Heather Knight smashed 40 off 20 balls.
In reply, India failed to get off to a good start as they lost three wickets within the first three overs. The Indian eves failed to recover from the poor shot and were ultimately restricted to 119/6 in 20 overs.
India Women vs England Women 1st T20I: Highlights
England Women win by 41 runs
That's it! All over- A convincing win for the visitors as they beat India by 41 runs to win the first T20I. England take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series
100 up for India
A misfield in the deep allows Deepti to come back for the second and with that 100 comes up for India. INDW- 100/6 (18 ovs). India need 61 from 2 overs. All but over
A couple of boundaries from the bat of Reddy and seems like India is getting a move on. But is it too little too late? INDW- 73/5 ( 14 ovs)
WICKET! Veda Krishnamurthy's big hit can't clear the infield and she is out for 15. At the halfway mark: INDW- 46/5 (10 ovs)
Big Blow for India! In an attempt to go for the big hit, Mithali Raj is out for 7. Change of pace by Kate Cross and Mithali had to go for the big hit. India are crumbling under pressure, INDW- 41/4 (9 ovs)
2 wckts in two balls
Two big scalps in one over for Linsey Smith as she picks up Mandhana and Rodrigues one after the other. India in big trouble at 24/3 after 4 ovs
India lose early wicket
India off to a solid start but Harleen Deol's debut comes to a pre-mature end as she is out for 8. INDW- 22/1 (3 ovs)
ENGW- 160/4 (20 ovs)
A couple of wickets towards the end for India but England finish at a competitive 160/4 after 20 ovs
Four, Four, Four, Four
Heather Knight playing a fantastic cameo! Annihilates Reddy in her final over. England have scored 32 off the last two overs. Final flourish indeed! ENGW- 150/2
Fifty for Tammy Beaumont! Comes up in 47 balls and this is her 5th half-century in T20Is ENGW- 113/2
WICKET! Sciver's sweep goes straight to the fielder's hands at square leg. Radha Yadav picks up the wicket ENGW-95/2 (13.1 ovs)
Gone! Shikha Pandey with the breakthrough for India as Wyatt departs for 35. Good catch by Mandhana at mid-off. ENGW- 89/1 (11.3 ovs)
10 overs gone and England Women are 83/0. Tammy Beaumont and Danielle Wyatt have dominated the Indian bowlers. The pitch is also providing zero assistance.
It was a poor full-toss outside off and Wyatt reaches out and whacks it away towards deep extra. No chance for the diving fielder. ENGW- 66/0 (8 ovs)
After a modest start, England Women have raced to 45/0 after 6 ovs ( including six fours). This is not looking good for India so far with Beaumont looking particularly dangerous.
Back to back boundaries
Runs are coming in thick and fast for England. First, it is Wyatt who smacks back to back fours off Deepti Sharma. Beaumont then gets another boundary off the fifth ball from an under-edge. ENGW- 33/0 ( 5 ovs )
Slow start for England as the openers are unable to get the big hits. Three overs gone ENGW- 14/0
Wyatt and Beaumont are at the crease. Shikha Pandey opens the attack for India and seven runs of her first over. ENGW- 7/0
England Women (Playing XI):
Tammy Beaumont(w), Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight(c), Lauren Winfield, Natalie Sciver, Linsey Smith, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Hartley, Kate Cross
India Women (Playing XI):
Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Mithali Raj, Arundhati Reddy, Taniya Bhatia(w), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
Mandhana sets the record straight
At the age of 22 years and 229 days, Smriti Mandhana will become youngest T20I captain of India Women on Monday. The youngest Woman to lead an Indian team in the T20Is before Smriti is Harmanpreet Kaur (23y 237d).
India Women won only three of the 14 T20Is they played against England Women. India defeated England in their first ever T20I in 2006, once during the 2010 home T20I series and in last year’s Triangular T20I series in Mumbai.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to our live blog of the first T20I between India Women and England Women. The two sides meet each other in the shortest format for the first time in this year at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Stay tuned for live updates