India Women Tour England, 2021

It was from June 16 to 14 July that two of the strongest women cricket teams played in all three versions: Test match, ODI, T20.

Test

Held between June 16 to June 19, it was an anticipating match which resulted in a tie. Batting first England had made a gargantuan score of 396 in 121 overs with H Knight at 95, Sophia Dunkley at 74 and Beaumont at 66 runs. On the other side Sneh Rana and Deepti Sharma raised the hopes for India by taking 4 and 3 wickets. The openers of India played well, Smriti scoring 78 and Shafali 96. Despite their efforts the team ended up at 231 whereas Eccleston took 4 wickets. In their second innings the team scored a good 344 runs with Sneh’s 80 runs and Eccleston with 4 wickets and this ended up with tie. Shafali Verma was the player of the match.

ODI

3 ODIs took place between the 2 teams with England dominating with 2 win and India with 1. One interesting thing happened that whosoever chose fielding first won the game. In the first match, India batting first ended at 201 score with the courtesy of Mithali’s 72, England won the game easily finishing it in 35 overs with Beaumont’s 87 and Sciver’s 74. The second match was much more entertaining where India ended up at 221 and it took 47 overs for England to win with Dunkley’s 73. India won the third match, fielding first India restricted England to 219 and surpassed this score in 46.3 overs.

T20

Here also England won 2 out of 3 matches. In the first match England scored a staggering 177 runs. It was due to rain that India got restricted to 8.4 overs and lost the match by 18 runs. India won the second match, scoring 148 runs to which England lost by 8 runs. England won the third match by 8 wickets when India scored 153 runs with Smriti’s 70 but D Wyatt’s 89 overshadowed her and led her country to the victory.

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