India Women in England, 3 T20I Series, 2021

England Women vs India Women - 2nd T20I

Venue: County Ground, Hove

Date & Time: 11 July 2021

England Women 140/8

RR: 7 | India Women beat England Women by 8 runs

commentary

Right then! That's all from this game! Excellent performance from India Women. The multi-format series scoreline is 8-6 now with England Women ahead and India Women need to win the final game to share the series. The third T20I will be played on Wednesday, 14th July 2021 at 1830 local (1730 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers and take care. 

Deepti Sharma, the PLAYER OF THE MATCH, says that it was important to get partnerships and the mindset was to get as many runs as possible. Tells that her plan was to bowl as many dot balls as she can and cut the boundaries. 

Harmanpreet Kaur, the India skipper, says that it was a great effort by the whole team and she is happy with the win. Adds that they got a very good start with the bat but in the middle, they did not get many runs and that is why she went to give the momentum. Says that the bowlers bowled well and the field placement was very important. Tells that the fielding was outstanding. Goes onto say they always want to win wherever they go and they are getting used to the bubble. Credits the support staff for keeping them motivated and the whole unit is doing really well. 

Heather Knight, the England skipper, says that they were very good throughout the game and they got off to a flying start and they are disappointed not to get the win. Adds that her run out was unfortunate and it was not intentional from Deepti Sharma. Adds that losing her and Beaumont put pressure on the lower order. Tells that they have got a strong batting line-up and they should have won this game. Goes onto say that they cannot lose the series but they want to win. Credits India for playing really well. 

Now, now, where did England Women lose the game? They were cruising when Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight were at the crease. They needed around 6 runs per over when Beaumont fell but when Knight too departed in the same over, things changed. Amy Jones hit a few lusty blows but not enough and there was basically nothing from the lower order and they have crashed to a defeat. England will be very disappointed with the effort. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...

India Women were off to a good start as they got rid of Danni Wyatt and Natalie Sciver in quick succession but then the wickets dried up and the runs were coming quickly for England but once Deepti Sharma got rid of Tammy Beaumont, things changed. They kept picking up regular wickets courtesy of their slow bowlers who were simply terrific in this game. Sneh Rana was economical, Poonam Yadav was sensational in her spell while Deepti Sharma was the one who changed the game. Overall, an excellent bowling performance.

Excellent win from India Women! They will be really pleased and the multi-tour scoreline now reads England 8, India 6. They cannot win the series but they have a chance to level it now. This is an excellent bowling performance. England Women will be disappointed as they had this game in the bag but they have faltered. 

19.6
1
Sneh Rana to Sarah Glenn, There it is, India Women win by 8 runs. A tossed up ball, on middle. Sarah Glenn sweeps it to mid-wicket for a single.
19.5
1
Sneh Rana to Sophie Ecclestone, This might do for India! A full ball, on middle. Sophie Ecclestone works it to long on for a single. 10 runs required off 1 ball.

There is a slight halt in play as Sneh Rana has hurt herself and she needs some treatment. 

19.4
0
Sneh Rana to Sophie Ecclestone, Ouchh! That might hurt! A loopy ball, on middle. Sophie Ecclestone hammers it straight back to Rana, who gets her hand out and half-stops it. She looks in pain.
19.3
0
Sneh Rana to Sarah Glenn, LEG BYE! Flatter ball, on middle. Glenn misses her flick and gets hit on the pads. They take a leg bye as the ball rolls over to the off side.
19.2
1
Sneh Rana to Sophie Ecclestone, OUT! RUNOUT! Fuller ball, on leg pole. Sophie Ecclestone flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. She runs back for the second run but was denied by Ecclestone. Villiers turn back and stretches her arm, but before that, the keeper had clipped the bails off. The third umpire has a timely look on it and decides Villiers was out of her crease.

A run out taken upstairs. 

19.1
1
Sneh Rana to Mady Villiers, Loopy ball, on middle. Mady Villiers whacks it to mid-wicket for a single. 13 runs required now.
18.6
0
Poonam Yadav to Sophie Ecclestone, Dot to end the over! Fullish length ball, way outside off. Sophie Ecclestone shuffles across and misses her drive. 14 required off 6.
18.5
1
Poonam Yadav to Mady Villiers, Tosses it up, on middle. Mady Villiers lofts it just short of long on for a single.
18.4
0
Poonam Yadav to Mady Villiers, Loopy ball, outside off. Mady Villiers misses her reverse sweep.
18.3
0
Poonam Yadav to Katherine Brunt, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! England Women are 7 down now! A short ball, outside off, skids through the surface. Katherine Brunt waits for the ball to arrive and looks to cut but kisses her outside edge to Richa Ghosh, the keeper, who appeals for caught behind and the umpire raises finger instantly.
18.3
0
Poonam Yadav to Katherine Brunt, WIDE! Full ball, way outside off. Left alone. Wided.
18.2
1
Poonam Yadav to Sophie Ecclestone, In the air and safe! Loopy ball, on off. Sophie Ecclestone lofts it onto the vacant cover region. Single taken.
18.1
1
Poonam Yadav to Katherine Brunt, Around off, pushed to covers for a single.
17.6
0
Deepti Sharma to Sophie Ecclestone, DROPPED! Would have been an excellent end to her spell! Bowls a flatter, quicker ball, on off. Sophie Ecclestone hammers it straight towards Sharma who gets her hand out but fails to gobble it up.
17.5
1
Deepti Sharma to Katherine Brunt, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed to long off for a single.
17.4
1
Deepti Sharma to Sophie Ecclestone, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for one run.
17.4
0
Deepti Sharma to Katherine Brunt, TWO WIDES! Brunt makes room on the off side. Sharma follows her with a quicker ball. Brunt misses her push and the keeper misses to carry it. Single taken.
17.3
1
Deepti Sharma to Sophie Ecclestone, Tossed up, on off. Eased down to long on for a single.
17.2
0
Deepti Sharma to Sophie Ecclestone, On off, defended to the off side.
17.1
0
Deepti Sharma to Katherine Brunt, Full on the pads, Brunt looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. A leg bye taken as the ball goes to the leg side.

Sophie Ecclestone is the next batter in.

16.6
0
Poonam Yadav to Sophie Ecclestone, Flatter on middle. Blocked out.
16.5
0
Poonam Yadav to Amy Jones, OUT! CAUGHT! Amy Jones falls into the trap and India Women are right back into this game! Tosses it up, outside off. Amy Jones shuffles across and paddles it straight in the hands of Sneh Rana who takes a simple catch.
16.4
1
Poonam Yadav to Katherine Brunt, On middle. Brunt comes down the track and whips it to mid-wicket for one.
16.3
0
Poonam Yadav to Katherine Brunt, Beautiful delivery! Loopy ball, outside off. Brunt looks to paddle it but misses.
16.2
1
Poonam Yadav to Amy Jones, Flights this one, outside off. Jones works it to short third man for one.
16.1
1
Poonam Yadav to Katherine Brunt, Full ball, on off, driven to long off for a single.
15.6
1
Deepti Sharma to Katherine Brunt, Loopy ball, on off. Katherine Brunt works it to cover and takes a quick single. 27 needed off 24 balls.
15.5
1
Deepti Sharma to Amy Jones, On middle, eased down to mid on for a single.

Katherine Brunt is the next batter in. 

15.4
1
Deepti Sharma to Amy Jones, OUT! RUN OUT! Brilliant work from India Women in the field. On middle. Jones flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket. Mandhana in the deep fires in a throw at the bowler's end. The batters look to sneak a couple but the throw is a good one to Sharma who whips the bails off. The third umpire is called for and the replays show that Dunkley was well short of her crease.

Run out appeal has been taken up. Let's see what happens. 

15.3
1
Deepti Sharma to Sophia Dunkley, A slower flatter ball, on middle. Sophia Dunkley paddles it to fine leg for a single.
15.2
1
Deepti Sharma to Amy Jones, Flatter on middle, flicks it to mid-wicket for another single.
15.1
1
Deepti Sharma to Sophia Dunkley, Tossed up, on middle. Dunkley paddles it to square leg for one.
14.6
0
Harleen Deol to Amy Jones, Flighted on off, Jones plays it to mid off. 33 needed in 30 balls.
14.5
0
Harleen Deol to Amy Jones, Full on off, pushed to cover.
14.4
0
Harleen Deol to Amy Jones, PLAY AND A MISS! Floated outside off, Jones looks to drive but misses.
14.3
1
Harleen Deol to Sophia Dunkley, Tossed up outside off, Dunkley drives it to deep cover for just a single.
14.3
1
Harleen Deol to Amy Jones, Full outside off, Jones drives it to deep cover for a single. NO BALL. Free Hit to follow.
14.2
6
Harleen Deol to Amy Jones, SIX! Pressure, what pressure! Brilliant shot from Amy Jones! Shortish on the pads, Jones pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie.
14.1
1
Harleen Deol to Sophia Dunkley, Flatter ball outside off, Dunkley punches it to deep cover for a single.

Harleen Deol has been introduced to bowl.

13.6
0
Deepti Sharma to Amy Jones, On middle, punched back to the bowler.

Sophia Dunkley walks out to bat now

13.5
0
Deepti Sharma to Amy Jones, OUT! RUN OUT! Very unfortunate way to get out for Heather Knight and India are back in the game big time! England will now have two new batters at the crease. Flatter ball on middle, Jones works it to the right of the bowler. Sharma dives and tries to stop it but collides with Knight in the process. The ball seems to have hit the boot of Sharma and then hit the stumps at her end. India appeal and the third umpire is called for. The third umpire wants to check if the ball has made contact with the boot and the replays show that it has and Knight is a goner. Knight is shocked as to what has happened but it is the right decision one feels as Deepti Sharma did not stop her intentionally.

Run out appeal has been taken up. Replay shows Knight was well out of her crease.

Amy Jones walks out to bat. 

England review for LBW now. Ball tracker shows Umpire's call.

13.4
0
Deepti Sharma to Tammy Beaumont, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call it is and India take a wicket! Is there still life in this game? Tammy Beaumont goes after playing a very good knock. Tossed up on middle, Beaumont dances down and looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. India appeal and up goes the finger. Beaumont takes the review. The Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call on hitting.
13.3
0
Deepti Sharma to Tammy Beaumont, Flatter on middle, played back to the bowler.

Review has been taken for LBW by India. Ultra edge shows no bat involved. Ball tracker shows umpire's call on impact.

13.2
0
Deepti Sharma to Tammy Beaumont, NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is! Floated around off, Beaumont looks to play the reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved. India take the review. The Ultra Edge shows no bat while the Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call on impact.
13.1
1
Deepti Sharma to Heather Knight, Flatter on middle, Knight works it to the leg side for one.

Deepti Sharma is back into the attack.

12.6
2
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, Full toss on middle, heaved to the deep square leg region for two.
12.5
2
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, Nicely played! Full on middle, Beaumont paddles it to the fine leg region for two more.
12.4
4
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, TOP EDGE AND FOUR! No luck for Reddy! Fullish ball around off, Beaumont looks to sweep but gets a top edge and it goes over the keeper for a boundary. 100 up for England.
12.3
1
Arundhati Reddy to Heather Knight, Length ball on off, Heather defends it to point for one.
12.2
4
Arundhati Reddy to Heather Knight, FOUR! Loose delivery from Reddy! Good length ball outside off, Knight cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
12.1
0
Arundhati Reddy to Heather Knight, Full on middle, worked to mid on.

Arundhati Reddy is back into the attack. Her figures till now read 2-0-17-1.

11.6
0
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Loopy ball on off, Tammy defends it back to the bowler.
11.5
0
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Flatter outside off, punched to cover.
11.4
0
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, On middle, worked to mid-wicket.
11.3
0
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Full on the pads, Beaumont uses her feet and looks to flick but mistimes it to short fine leg.
11.2
1
Sneh Rana to Heather Knight, Full on middle, Knight works it to long on for one.
11.1
1
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Floated on middle, Beaumont looks to reverse sweep but it goes off her inside edge, hits the pads and goes to the leg side. A single taken.
10.6
0
Radha Yadav to Heather Knight, On off, punched to the off side.
10.5
4
Radha Yadav to Heather Knight, FOUR! Hit hard! No chance for the fielder in the deep! Shorter outside off, Knight punches it to deep cover. Mandhana comes across but fails to stop it. A boundary.
10.4
1
Radha Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, Loopy ball on off, Tammy uses her feet and then plays it wide of mid off for a single. She reaches her fifty as well. Her 9th in this format.
10.3
1
Radha Yadav to Heather Knight, Flatter outside off, punched to deep cover for a single.
10.2
4
Radha Yadav to Heather Knight, FOUR! Nice shot! Tossed up on off, Knight sweeps it to the deep square leg region for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up.

Radha Yadav is back into the attack. 

10.1
0
Radha Yadav to Heather Knight, Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
9.6
1
Deepti Sharma to Heather Knight, On middle, flicked to square leg for one. England Women require 69 off 60 balls.
9.5
1
Deepti Sharma to Tammy Beaumont, Loopy ball, on middle. Tammy Beaumont flicks it to mid-wicket. She loses her bat and it falls just around the stumps. Single taken.
9.5
0
Deepti Sharma to Tammy Beaumont, WIDE! A shorter ball, way down the leg side. Tammy Beaumont misses her pull. Wided.
9.4
1
Deepti Sharma to Heather Knight, Tossed up, on middle. Heather Knight shuffles across and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
9.3
1
Deepti Sharma to Tammy Beaumont, Flatter on middle, clipped to mid-wicket for one.
9.2
1
Deepti Sharma to Heather Knight, On middle. Knight reverse sweeps it to point for a single.
9.1
0
Deepti Sharma to Heather Knight, Flatter ball, on middle, stays low a bit. Knight flicks it to short fine leg.

Deepti Sharma is on.

8.6
0
Poonam Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, TWO BYES! Another loopy ball, outside off. Tammy Beaumont shuffles again and looks to heave it but misses it. The keeper also misses to grab it and the batters take two byes. 75 runs required in 66 balls.
8.5
0
Poonam Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, Around off, kept out watchfully.
8.4
4
Poonam Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, FOUR! Well played! Another short ball, on off. Tammy Beaumont shuffles across on the off side and pulls it away to square leg for a boundary.
8.3
1
Poonam Yadav to Heather Knight, Around off, pushed to cover for a single.
8.2
0
Poonam Yadav to Heather Knight, Outside off. Knight misses her cut.
8.1
3
Poonam Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, Good fielding in the deep! A slower short ball, on middle. Tammy Beaumont shuffles across and pulls it over square leg fielder. Sneh Rana from deep mid-wicket runs across, dives and saves a run for her team.
7.6
1
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, On middle. Reverse sweeps it again but this time off the upper part of her blade towards third man for one.
7.5
1
Sneh Rana to Heather Knight, Flatter on middle. Pushed to long on for a single.
7.4
1
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Loopy ball, on middle. Tammy Beaumont steps down the track and flicks it to short fine leg for a single.
7.3
2
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Good running between the wickets! Fullish length, on middle. Tucked away to square leg for two.
7.2
1
Sneh Rana to Heather Knight, On middle, eased down to long on for a single.
7.1
4
Sneh Rana to Heather Knight, FOUR! Cleverly played! Tossed up ball, outside off. Knight reverse sweeps it past point for a boundary.
6.6
0
Poonam Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, Tammy Beaumont shuffles across, Poonam Yadav follows her with a flatter ball, way outside off. Cuts to cover for nothing.
6.5
1
Poonam Yadav to Heather Knight, Around off. Driven through covers for a single.
6.4
0
Poonam Yadav to Heather Knight, Brilliant delivery! Pitches it up, outside off. Heather Knight looks to paddle sweep it but misses it completly.
6.3
0
Poonam Yadav to Heather Knight, Another tossed up ball, outside off. Heather Knight looks to cut but misses.
6.2
0
Poonam Yadav to Heather Knight, Tossed up, outside off, spins away. Knight cuts it to cover.
6.1
1
Poonam Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, Pitches it up, outside off, driven through covers for a single.

Poonam Yadav is into the attack.

5.6
1
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, On middle. Tammy Beaumont charges down the track and chips it to long on for one. End of the Powerplay. England are 52 for 2.
5.5
2
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, 50 up for England Women! Short ball, on middle. Tammy Beaumont pulls it to square leg who half-stops it. Couple taken before the ball is thrown back to the keeper.
5.4
0
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, On middle, clipped to mid-wicket.
5.3
0
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Loud appeal from India but nothing from the umpire! A flatter ball, just around off. Tammy Beaumont looks to paddle sweep but misses. The keeper collects and appeals for caught behind but not given.
5.2
0
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
5.1
2
Sneh Rana to Tammy Beaumont, Tossed up ball, on leg pole. Tammy Beaumont sweeps it past short fine leg. The ball didn't had the legs to race away. Two taken.

Sneh Rana is into the attack.

4.6
0
Arundhati Reddy to Heather Knight, Good length ball outside off, Knight looks to defend but misses.
4.5
1
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, Catch taken but won't matter. Good length ball around off, Beaumont looks to smack it out of the park but gets a top edge and it goes towards mid-wicket. The catch is taken but does not matter. One run.
4.5
0
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, Good length ball outside off, Beaumont looks to cut but misses. Beaumont wants to take a bye as Ghosh fumbles but Knight sends her back. No Ball. Free Hit.
4.4
1
Arundhati Reddy to Heather Knight, Fullish ball outside off, pushed to the off side for one.
4.3
1
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, Good length ball outside off, driven to deep cover for one.
4.2
4
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, FOUR! Cut away nicely! Good length ball outside off, Beaumont cuts it through the point region for a boundary.

Arundhati Reddy is back into the attack.

4.1
1
Arundhati Reddy to Heather Knight, Good length ball on off, Knight guides it to third man for one.
3.6
0
Radha Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, Full on middle, Beaumont defends it back to the bowler.
3.5
1
Radha Yadav to Heather Knight, Short and outside off, punched to deep cover for one.
3.4
1
Radha Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, Tossed up on middle, Beaumont lifts it over mid on for one.
3.4
0
Radha Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, NO BALL! This is not working for Radha Yadav! Short outside off, it rolls along the ground, bounces twice before it goes to the keeper. Free Hit.
3.3
0
Radha Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, What was that? Flatter ball on off, it did not bounce at all and almost rolled off the surfacce. Beaumont waits for it and then plays it to cover.
3.2
0
Radha Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, On middle, swept to short fine leg.
3.1
4
Radha Yadav to Tammy Beaumont, FOUR! Bang! Beaumont continues to attack. Floated outside off, Beaumont punches it through the cover region for a boundary.
2.6
0
Shikha Pandey to Heather Knight, Full on off, Knight pushes it to mid off.

Radha Yadav comes into the attack.

Heather Knight walks out now.

2.6
0
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, OUT! RUN OUT! What a piece of fielding from the keeper from Richa Ghosh! She has hit a direct hit and sends back Natalie Sciver. This could be a turning point in the game. Full way outside off, Beaumont lets it go. The keeper fails to collect and the batters look for a run. Ghosh though is quick in running back, and collecting the ball. She has a shy at the keeper's end and hits. Sciver is well short and there is no need of the third umpire as well.
2.5
1
Shikha Pandey to Natalie Sciver, Good length ball around off, Sciver looks to play it on the leg side but gets an inside edge to the leg side for one.
2.4
1
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, Good length ball on middle, worked to square leg for one.
2.3
2
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, Full outside off, Beaumont drives it through extra cover and picks up two before the fielder cuts it off.
2.2
4
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, FOUR! SMACK! Shortish and outside off, Beaumont punches it through cover for a boundary.
2.2
0
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, FIVE WIDES! Poor stuff from Pandey! Good length ball down the leg side, Beaumont looks to flick but misses. Richa Ghosh misses and the ball races to the fine leg fence.
2.1
4
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, FOUR! Lovely shot from Beaumont! Good length ball outside off, Beaumont cuts it through the point region for a boundary.

Who will walk out to bat now? It is Natalie Sciver.

1.6
0
Arundhati Reddy to Danni Wyatt, OUT! CAUGHT! This is what India needed! An early wicket in the Powerplay. Danni Wyatt goes for just three. Full on off, Wyatt shuffles across and looks to go over mid off but fails to get the elevation and the timing. Harmanpreet Kaur takes a simple catch at mid off. England Women need 136 in 108 balls.
1.5
1
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, On middle, played to mid on for one.

An appeal for run out has been taken up. The batter was well in her crease.

1.4
1
Arundhati Reddy to Danni Wyatt, NOT OUT! Wyatt is in comfortably! Full toss on off, Wyatt plays it to mid off and takes off for a run. The fielder collects, has a shy at the bowler's end and hits. Third umpire is called for and the replays show that Wyatt is in.
1.3
1
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, Good length ball outside off, Tammy punches it to deep cover for one.
1.2
4
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, FOUR! Nicely played! Good length ball on middle, Beaumont lifts it over mid on for a boundary.
1.2
0
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, WIDE! Full ball way outside off, Beaumont lets it go. Wided.
1.1
0
Arundhati Reddy to Tammy Beaumont, Good length ball outside off, Tammy cuts it to point.

Arundhati Reddy will bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Shikha Pandey to Danni Wyatt, Good length ball on the pads, Wyatt looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire says no. Good start from Pandey.
0.5
0
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, On a length on the pads, Beaumont looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side for a leg bye.
0.4
1
Shikha Pandey to Danni Wyatt, Full on middle, Wyatt looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to the leg side for one.
0.3
1
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, Full on the pads, Beaumont works it to the leg side for a run.
0.2
1
Shikha Pandey to Danni Wyatt, EDGY! Good length ball around off, Wyatt looks to defend but gets an outside edge and it flies to third man for a single.
0.1
1
Shikha Pandey to Tammy Beaumont, England are underway! Full on off, Beaumont defends it to cover for a single.