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India vs England Women 3rd T20I: England Defeats India By 1 Run

India loses in the final over of the third and final Twenty20 International of a three-match series in Guwahati today, as England completed a 3-0 whitewash.

Smriti Mandhana top-scored for India, with her ninth T20I half-century — a 39-ball 58 with the help of 8 boundaries and one six – but her first taste of captaincy was not what she had hoped for.

 

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India’s innings

Chasing a rather modest total of 120 to register a consolation win, India got off to a poor start with Harleen Deol being dismissed by Anya Shrubsole for 1 run in just the second over of the innings.

Mandhana came together with Jemimah Rodrigues to stabilise the Indian innings before the former was trapped in front of the wickets by Linsey Smith, for a careful 22-ball 11.

 

The pair of Deepti Sharma and Mithali Raj then came together after the loss of Mandhana and stitched together a small partnership before Deepti was run-out. India at this point still looked the favourites for the win.

Mithali along with Bharati Fulmali took India closer still to the English target with the veteran Mithali scoring an unbeaten 30 from 32 balls including 4 boundaries.

 

All the good work came undone in the final over as Bharati Fulmali and Anuja Patil succumbed under pressure.

Disappointed Mandhana

” I think the way the match unfolded, it was really disappointing. It would have been better if I had continued. I think others should have stepped up and scored those 20-odd runs. Really disappointed how the girls batted. We as a unit need to improve our T20 game. We’ll definitely try to get better in the next series,” Mandhana said after the loss.

England’s Innings

 

Earlier, India managed to restrict England to 119/6 from their 20 overs. Off-spinners Anuja Patil and Harleen Deol took two wickets each as Ekta Bisht and Poonam Yadav chipped in with one wicket each.

The English batsmen, on the other hand, managed to get starts but failed to capitalise on them. Wicket-keeper Tammy Beaumont (29) and her opening partner Danielle Wyatt (24) gave England the perfect start with a fifty-run stand for the first wicket. Natalie Sciverwas sent back for a duck with skipper Heather Knight too managing to score only 11 runs.

 

Amy Ellen Jones was the second-highest run-scorer for England with 26 before she was foxed by Harleen. Lauren Winfield too fell to Harleen having made just 2 runs.

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