In the highly anticipated match between India and England in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup, England emerged victorious by 11 runs, thanks to their strong batting performance and disciplined bowling.
England won the toss and elected to bat first, putting up a challenging total of 151/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt were the top scorers for the team with 50 and 43 runs respectively. Amy Jones also played a crucial knock, scoring 40 off just 27 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Renuka Singh was the standout bowler for India, picking up five wickets in just four overs at an impressive economy rate of 3.75. However, despite her efforts, England’s total proved to be too much for India to chase.
India got off to a shaky start in their chase as their star opener Shafali Verma got out cheaply. However, Smriti Mandhana, playing at number 3, provided some stability to the innings with a well-made half-century off 41 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six. It was Richa Ghosh who then took charge, playing a blistering knock of 47 off 34 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. However, the rest of the Indian batting lineup failed to support her, and they fell short of the target by 11 runs.
England’s bowlers did a fine job of containing the Indian batters, with Sarah Glenn picking two and Sophie Ecclestone picking up one wicket. Despite the loss, India can take some positives from the match, especially the performance of their young players like Renuka Singh and Richa Ghosh.
England, on the other hand, will be pleased with their all-round performance and will be looking to carry this momentum into their next match. With this win, they have now moved to the top of their group and will be eyeing a spot in the semi-finals.
Overall, it was an exciting match with some impressive performances from both sides, but in the end, England emerged as the better team and deservedly won the match.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to India Women’s loss against England:
Wish she had got more strike Richa ghosh ! Hard luck girls ! You will come back ! Shabash Shabash ! #indvseng
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) February 18, 2023
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) February 18, 2023
Played Skippie Mandhana 👍
— 𝐒𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐡 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐢 (@SaurabhTripathS) February 18, 2023
— Vaibhav Sharma (@vaibhav_4x) February 18, 2023
What a useless top order we have… In last 3 matches its only Rich Gosh who is impressive to finish the game. Had our top order play little bit higher SR India would have won this match. #indvseng
— 🐦 (@iDev__R) February 18, 2023
#indvseng poor running and and slow field le dubi india ko
Love the batting of Richa Ghosh
— Sunil Kashyap (@Er_SunilKashyap) February 18, 2023
— Just for Fun (@just_fun_for) February 18, 2023
The Indian Cricket Women's team #INDW needs to improve their running between the wickets. They look very lazy and unfit whenever it comes to running. Though despite such harsh conditions where the outfield is slow af #IndianCricketTeam did a great job❤️#indvseng #ICC
— Cinematic Launda (@CinematicLaunda) February 18, 2023