INDW vs ENGW: Watt-Brunt's half-centuries overshadowed Shefali's fifty, India lost the first T20
INDW vs ENGW 1st T20: The Indian women's team has faced defeat by 38 runs against England in the first T20. Australia had set a target of 198 runs for India at Wankhede in Mumbai, but Team India could only score 159 runs.
The first match of the three T20 match series being played between the Indian women's cricket team and England was played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In the very first match of the series, Team India had to face defeat by 38 runs. Thanks to Daniel Watt's 75 and Nat Sciver Brunt's 77 runs, England made a huge score of 197 at the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In response, Team India could score only 159 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Shefali Verma played a half-century inning of 52 for India.
Team India, which came to chase England's target of 198 runs, did not have a good start. He lost the first wicket at just 20. When Smriti Mandhana was out after scoring 6 runs. Then Jemimah Rodrigues also returned to the pavilion after scoring 4 runs. After this, there was a partnership of 41 runs for the third wicket between Shefali and captain Harmanpreet and Harman was out after scoring 26 runs.
Team India needed 65 runs in the last four overs. In such a situation, Shefali tried to score runs fast and she became the victim of Sophie Ecclestone. Shefali scored 52 runs on 42 balls. India's sixth wicket fell at the score of 151. When Kanika Ahuja returned to the pavilion after scoring 15 runs in 12 balls. Pooja Vastrakar remained unbeaten on 11 runs and Deepti Sharma remained unbeaten on 3 runs and the Indian team could only score 159 runs in 20 overs.