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IND-W Vs ENG-W, 2nd T20I: England Women Win By Four Wickets, Claim The Series 2-0; ENGW - 82/6 (11.2), INDW - 80/10 (16.2) - As It Happened

England defeated India by four wickets in the second T20I to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in three-game series at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Get the updates and highlights of the 2nd T20 IND-W Vs ENG-W match here

Indian womens cricket team take on England womens in the 2nd T20I
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India Women's cricket team could only muster 80 runs on the board as England Women's cricket team chased down the target in 11.2 overs to seal the series. Renuka Singh Thakur did provide the breakthrough early on in the innings with two wickets but Alice Capsey (25) and Nat Sciver-Brunt (16) made sure that the visitors reached the target with minimal difficulties. With this victory, England Women sealed the series and lead 2-0. Get all the updates and highlights on IND-W Vs ENG-W, 2nd T20I right here. (WPL Auction | Dec 9 Blog)

That's all from our side!

Charlotte Dean | Player of the Match: Really happy with how the game played out, the bowlers around me made it very comfortable and easier for me. In T20 I find it really important not to get stuck bowling the same ball again and again and need to vary the pace and see how the batters react. I have a gut feel on where people are trying to hit me and I plan accordingly. I usually try to target the stumps more often.

Alice Capsey: It didn't go to plan in the end but important thing was we got along fine and won the series. We are quite excited about playing here, looking forward to going again tomorrow. Charlie Dean was fantastic, she bowled excellently along with Sarah Glenn and Sohpie Ecclestone. Our seamers followed up as well. Half of us were training in Oman and the other half were in Australia playing the WBBL so it was actually nice to get everyone together. Plan is to win tomorrow.

9:55 PM: Captain's Speak (Post-match)

Heather: A really brilliant spin and the crowd was outstanding, you really felt the pressure out in the middle. She (Dean) bowled a lot for us in the powerplay, she also allows us to have that balance in the side and I thought our bowling group bowled really well. I thought it was quite hard for our openers and I thought Renuka bowled really well and the job was to score as many in the powerplay and not lose too many wickets. We have a Test match coming up and we want to win the series 3-0.

Harmanpreet: Another 30-40 runs could have made a huge diifference. Proud of my team, we fought till the last run which is good to see. We always want to play with a positive approach, but unfortunately some of us didn't read the ball well and they also bowled really well and didn't allow us to score freely. After losing early wickets, we were thinking 120, but couldn't do it. But still, our bowlers were ready to take up the challenge and bowled the way we wanted.

9:36 PM: ENGW Won By 4 Wickets, ENGW - 82/6 (11.2)

England Women's Captain Heather Knight and Sophie Ecclestone led their team to the winning runs and defeated India Women by four wickets.

9:33 PM: ENGW - 76/6 (11)

Deepti Sharma came into the attack and took two wickets in a row by dismissing Amy Jones (5) and Freya Kemp (0). Sophie Ecclestone joined Heather Knight on the crease to hit the winning runs.

9:26 PM: ENGW - 73/4 (10)

Saika Ishaque picked the wicket of Alice Capsey (25) in her second over. Amy Jones walked in to join Heather Knight on the crease to finish the game.

9:11 PM: ENGW - 62/3 (8)

Pooja Vastrakar came into the attack with her first over and dismissed set batter Nat Sciver-Brunt (16). England Women added a total of seven runs from this over.

9:06 PM: ENGW - 55/2 (7)

Alice Capsey and Nat Sciver-Brunt have continued the run chase despite early turmoil. They looked to achieve the target in a limited number of overs. India Women's bowlers struggled to pick more wickets.

8:48 PM: ENGW - 19/2 (3)

Renuka Thakur Singh fought back as she picked two wickets in an over. She dismissed Sophia Dunkley (9) and Danielle Wyatt (0). Alice Capsey and Nat Sciver-Brunt are on the crease.

8: 33 PM: Action Begins!

Danielle Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley come to open for England Women. Renuka Thakur Singh to go first over for India Women.

8:19 PM: Innings Break!

It was a bad day for India Women as they got all out for 80 runs without playing even complete 20 overs. England Women bowlers dominated the whole innings as they kept picking wickets continuously. India Women batters suffer to build partnerships. Only Jemimah Rodrigues (30) and Smriti Mandhana (10) scored in the double digits and two players went for a golden duck. Charlotte Dean, Lauren Bell, Sophie Ecclestone, and Sarah Glenn picked two wickets each. India Women will be looking to defend the match and series.

Will England Women seal the deal in Mumbai or will Indian Women's team bring parity in the three-match T20I series? Get all the live updates from the match here.

8:18 PM: INDW - 80/10 (16.2)

India Women came to an end as Sophie Ecclestone dismissed Saika Ishaque (8). England Women need 81 runs to win the match.

8:15 PM: INDW - 79/9 (16)

Lauren Bell scalped another wicket by dismissing Titas Sadhu (2) and sent her back to the pavilion. Renuka Thakur Singh joined Saika Ishaque on the crease.

8:05 PM: INDW - 68/8 (13)

Jemimah Rodrigues (30) got LBW on the bowl of Sarah Glenn. She tried to pick the pace but unfortunately got dismissed. Saika Ishaque walked in to join Titas Sadhu.

8:00 PM: INDW - 59/7 (12)

Freya Kemp came into the attack and picked the wicket of Shreyanka Patil (4). Titas Sadhu came into the crease to join Jemimah Rodrigues.

7:50 PM: INDW - 47/6 (10)

Sarah Glenn bowled out Pooja Vastrakar (6) in her second over of the spell. Shreyanka Patil joined Jemimah Rodrigues on the crease. India Women's innings crumbled like anything.

7:35 PM: INDW - 37/5 (7)

Sophie Ecclestone came into the attack and picked the wicket of Richa Ghosh (4). India Women's half team back to the pavilion. Pooja Vastrakar walked in to join Jemimah Rodrigues on the crease.

7:30 PM: INDW - 33/4 (6)

Lauren Bell came into the attack with her second over. Deepti Sharma (0) was caught out by Amy Jones. Richa Ghosh came in to join Jemimah Rodrigues on the crease. 

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7:25 PM: INDW - 28/3 (5)

Nat Sciver-Brunt picked the wicket of Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (9) in her second over. Deepti Sharma joined Jemimah Rodrigues on the crease in the hope of building a partnership.

7:20 PM: INDW - 19/2 (4)

Charlotte Dean scalped the wicket of Smriti Mandhana (10) as she got LBW. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur walked in to join Jemimah Rodrigues and look to steady the innings.

7:05 PM: INDW - 2/1 (1)

India Women lost the first wicket as Charlotte Dean sent Shafali Verma (0) back to the pavilion. Only two runs and a wicket from the over.

7:00 PM: Action Begins!

Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana came to open for India Women. Charlotte Dean to go for the first over. 

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6:55 PM: Pitch Report

50m and 53m square boundaries, 60m down the ground. It looks like a belter. Beautiful batting paradise. The challenge for the bowlers will be about figuring out where to land the ball.

6:38 PM: Playing XI

India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Deepti Sharma, Shreyanka Patil, Pooja Vastrakar, Titas Sadhu, Renuka Thakur Singh, Saika Ishaque

England Women: Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Heather Knight(c), Amy Jones(w), Freya Kemp, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell

6:34 PM: Captain's Speak!

Harmanpreet Kaur: We were looking to bowl as well but everyone was ok with whatever. Only thing about bowling second was about dew but it wasn’t there in the last game so we are okay with batting first. We had a very positive meeting the other day, we understood our field placements and the areas we need to bowl better. Kanika Ahuja comes in

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Heather Knight: We’re going to have a bowl, generally as a side we prefer chasing. Brilliant start from the batting group, really pleased with the way we went about it. Couple of things we could’ve sharpened up with the ball. Charlie Dean comes in for Mahika Gaur.

6:30 PM: Toss Update!

England Women won the toss and decided to field first.

6:10 PM: Head-To-Head

England Women have dominated by winning 21 matches out of 28 T20I matches against India Women, who won only seven matches so far.

6:00 PM: Weather Update!

The weather in Mumbai is expected to be around 28°C with clear skies and almost no chance of rain.

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5:54pm: Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the India Women vs England Women, 2nd T20I from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, England Women's Tour of India 2023, Match Blog. The 2nd T20I comes on the sidelines of Women's Premier League auction as both teams look to avoid the attention. Talking about cricket on the field, the 1st T20I was a one-way affair as Dani Wyatt and Natalie Sciver-Brunt batted India out of the contest and later on, Sophie Ecclestone's three-wickets, pulverized the home team at the Wankhede Stadium as the visitors won by 38 runs.
Squads

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Shreyanka Patil, Mannat Kashyap, Saika Ishaque, Renuka Singh Thakur, Titas Sadhu, Pooja Vastrakar, Kanika Ahuja, Minnu Mani.

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England: Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Mahika Gaur, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Bess Heath (wk), Amy Jones (wk), Freya Kemp, Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Danielle Wyatt.

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