IND W vs ENG W 2nd T20I highlights: India win the 2nd T20I by 8 wickets. Smriti Mandhana and Sneh Rana were the top performers of the match. The Women in Blue’s all-round performance led India to level the series.
IND W vs ENG W 2nd T20I Highlights – Watch Smriti Mandhana smash England Bowlers
England women won the toss and elected to bat first at the county ground in Derby. Sophia Dunkley and Danielle Wyatt were dismissed early in the innings. Sneh Rana is the star with the ball for India. Rana picked up 3 wickets.
England’s top order were rattled by the Indian new ball bowlers. Young Freya Kemp and Maiah Bouchier joined forces and rebuild the innings adding 65 runs to the 6th wicket. Kemp scored an unbeaten 51 runs in 37 balls. Her quickfire knock ensured England cross the 140 mark.
Chasing a target of 143 runs Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma were off to a great start. Mandhana smashed the England bowlers to all corners of the ground. Shafali was brutal with her striking. Shafali scored a quickfire 20 runs in 17 balls. The duo added 55 runs for the first wicket in 6 overs.
The world number 1 ranked bowler Sophie Ecclestone dismissed Shafali Verma and broke the partnership. Mandhana carried on her merry way registering yet another fifty in T20 internationals. Dayalan Hemalatha who walked in at number 3 didn’t stay longer as Freya Davies knocked her off stump.
After Hemalatha fall Harman Preet Kaur walked out to bat and joined forces alongside Smriti Mandhana. The duo added 69 runs to the third wicket. The partnership powered India to a comfortable 8 wicket victory.
The win in the 2nd T20I has now leveled the series 1-1. Both teams put on a clinical display with the bat while chasing and we head into the County Ground at Bristol for the series decider.
IND-W vs ENG-W 2nd T20I Highlights: Smriti Mandhana, Sneh Rana star as India force decider, clinch stunning eight-wicket win in Derby – Check Highlights