Smriti Mandhana: The Player of the Match of 2nd T20 Against England
Electing to bat after winning the toss, England did not have a good start. His 3 wickets fell for just 16 runs. England got the first blow in the second over. England opener Sophia Dunkley returned to the pavilion after scoring 5 runs off Deepti Sharma’s ball.
After this, fast bowler Renuka Singh dismissed Danny Watt on a personal score of 6 runs in the third over. England got the third blow in the form of Alice Capsi. She got out after scoring 4 runs.
Smriti Mandhana’s Match-Winning Knock
Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 79 as the Indian women’s cricket team beat England by 8 wickets in the second T20I to level the series 1-1. In the match played at the Derby Cricket Ground, the England team, batting first, set a target of 143 runs in front of the Indian team.
The Indian team achieved this target for the loss of 2 wickets, thanks to the brilliant innings of Mandhana and captain Harmanpreet Kaur. Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 29 off 22 balls. Mandhana was adjudged player of the match.
At the same time, Bryony Smith tried to handle the team with Captain Jones, but both of them also returned after getting out early. Smith scored 16 and Jonas made 17.
Team India had a good start
Team India got off to a great start, learning from the previous match. There was a 55-run partnership for the first wicket between Mandhana and Shefali Verma. Shefali was dismissed after scoring 20 runs in 17 balls.
At the same time, Hemlata, who came to bat at number three, got out after scoring 9 runs. After this, there was a partnership of 69 runs between Mandhana and captain Harmanpreet Kaur for the fourth wicket.