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Indian women’s team saved its honor by winning the last T20 match, Smriti Mandhana showed amazing performance with the bat.

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Indian Women vs England Women, 3rd T20, Mumbai

Indian women’s cricket team managed to save the honor of winning the last match after losing the first two matches of the ongoing three-match T20 series against England. In the last match of the series played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the England team, batting first, was limited to 126 runs in 20 overs. In response, Team India achieved this target in 19 overs at the loss of 5 wickets, in which Smriti Mandhana played a brilliant inning of 48 runs, apart from this, Jemimah Rodriguez also scored 29 runs.

Smriti handled one end and got Jemima’s support.

The Indian women’s team, which came to chase the target of 127 runs, did not have a good start in this match, in which the team lost its first wicket in the form of Shefali Verma at the score of 11. After this, Smriti Mandhana, along with Jemimah Rodriguez, did not allow Team India to suffer any further setbacks in the first 6 overs and also took the score to 31 runs. The partnership of 57 runs between the two for the second wicket had greatly strengthened the position of the Indian team in this match. Jemima returned to the pavilion after playing an innings of 29 runs in 33 balls. Team India lost its second wicket at the score of 68.

India lost quick wickets, Amanjot won with a short innings

After Jemima returned to the pavilion, Smriti got the support of Deepti Sharma and there was a partnership of 26 runs between the two for the third wicket. Team India got the third blow in this match in the form of Deepti who was out after scoring 12 runs on the score of 94. Whereas on the score of 112, the fourth blow came in the form of Smriti Mandhana who returned to the pavilion after playing an inning of 48 runs. In the end, captain Harmanpreet Kaur along with Amanjot Kaur returned after leading the team to victory by 5 wickets in this match. Amanjot played an unbeaten inning of 10 runs in 4 balls. For the England women’s team, Freya Camp and Sophie Ecclestone took 2-2 wickets.

Saika Ishaq and Shreyanka Patil showed wonders with the ball

If we talk about the innings of England women’s team in this match, their start was very bad. The team had lost the first three wickets till the score was 26. After this, captain Heather Knight along with Amy Jones tried to handle the innings by making a fourth partnership of 41 runs. However, on the score of 68, England got the fourth blow in the form of Jones who returned to the pavilion after scoring 25 runs. After this, a series of wickets falling rapidly from one end was seen. Whereas Heather Knight took the team to a respectable score in this match with her innings of 52 runs. For India, in this match, Saika Ishaq and Shreyanka Patil took 3-3 wickets, while Renuka Singh and Amanjot Kaur took 2-2 wickets.

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