Women's cricket: Consolation victory for India women in tri-series
India women's team grabbed a consolation victory in the ongoing T20I tri-nation series in Mumbai. The hosts sealed an impressive eight-wicket win against England women. Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 62 as India chased down the 108-run target set by England with 26 balls to spare. India had lost all of their previous games against Australia and England in this tri-series.
Indian bowlers make light work of England
India bowled out England for a paltry score of 107 runs on Thursday. The carnage was led by Indian spinners, who snapped up nine wickets between them. Off-spinner Anuja Patel was the star-performer with three scalps. She was well supported by Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma, each of them picked up two wickets. Opener Danielle Wyatt scored 31 runs for England.
In-form Smriti the shining light for India
Smriti Mandhana's unbeaten 62 runs was laced with eight fours and a six. She made most of her recent form. She had earlier scored two half-centuries in the series. Smriti ended up being India's highest scorer in this series.
Batting issues for England a worry
England's 107 runs against India will worry the side ahead of the final against Australia on Saturday. They were earlier skittled out for 96 against the Aussie women on Wednesday. England will need to bat well in order to have a shot in the final.