In the opening T20 Internationals here, the Indian women’s cricket team struggled to find its rhythm with both bat and ball, demonstrating that it was no match for a strong England team and losing by nine wickets.
The Indian batters struggled against leg-spinner Sarah Glenn’s four-for and were held to a pitiful 132 for seven in their allotted 20 overs at Riverside Ground on Saturday night after being put in to bat by England captain Amy Jones.
Glenn concluded with superb statistics of 4/23 after bowling her allotted four overs and caused difficulties for the Indian batters throughout. While India had a disappointing night on the field in the inclement circumstances, Sophia Dunkley quickly reached a 44-ball 61 to finish the chase in just 13 overs.
For the visitors, opener Smriti Mandhana scored 23 points, and all-arounder Deepti Sharma scored 24 points in 29 balls.
Between innings, captain Harmanpreet Kaur raced to 20 runs off 16 balls before Glenn bowled her.