Paytm Women’s T20 Tri-Series
As the Paytm Women’s T20 Tri-Series approaches the last few matches, here’s a look at the crucial matches that decided the final spots.
3rd T20: India vs England
Earlier this week, India put up a staggering total of 198/4 in 20 overs. Smriti Mandhana starred for India with a quick 76 off just 40 balls, while Mithali Raj (53 off 43 balls) and Harmanpreet Kaur (30 off 22 balls) also made important contributions. It was finally Pooja Vastrakar’s cameo of 22* off 10 balls that took the hosts to their highest ever total in T20 internationals.
Despite the large total, India were unable to defend as Danielle Wyatt played a spectacular, boundary-studded knock of 124 off 64 balls. India were left reflecting on their fielding and bowling unit as England successfully chased down the target in 18.4 overs with 7 wickets remaining.
Danielle Wyatt was named the Player of the Match.
View scorecard here.
4th T20: India vs Australia
In a must-win match against Australia, India won the toss and elected to bowl first. With Pooja Vastrakar claiming two early wickets, India somewhat restricted Australia in the powerplay overs. However, Beth Mooney’s 46-ball 71 and Elyse Villani’s 42-ball 61 guided Australia to 186/5 in 20 overs.
Claiming a brilliant hat-trick in the early overs, Megan Schutt was the star for Australia, sending Smriti Mandhana for 2, Mithali Raj for 0 and Deepti Sharma for 2 runs. She became the first Australian woman to bag a hat-trick in limited overs cricket. Despite a quick 50 from the talented Jemimah Rodrigues, India crumbled under the pressure and fell short of the target.
Australia won the match by 36 runs. Megan Schutt was declared the Player of the Match.
View scorecard here.
India Crash Out of the Tri-Series
After their third consecutive loss, India are no longer in the running for the Paytm Women’s Tri-Series Final, which means that Australia and England will face off in the final match on 31st March 2018.
With Indian T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur emphasizing that there has been a lot to learn in this tournament, Indian fans hope that they will perhaps get to see the team win the upcoming ODI series against England.
|India Squad||Australia Squad||England Squad|
|Anuja Patil||Alyssa Healy||Danielle Hazelle|
|Deepti Sharma||Amanda Wellington||Fran Wilson|
|Ekta Bisht||Ashleigh Gardner||Natalie Sciver|
|Harmanpreet Kaur (c)||Beth Mooney||Sophie Ecclestone|
|Jemimah Rodrigues||Delissa Kimmince||Alex Hartley|
|Jhulan Goswami||Ellyse Perry||Alice Davidson Richards|
|Mithali Raj||Elyse Villani||Amy Ellen Jones|
|Mona Meshram||Jess Jonassen||Anya Shrubsole|
|Pooja Vastrakar||Meg Lanning (c)||Bryony Smith|
|Poonam Yadav||Megan Schutt||Danielle Wyatt|
|Rumeli Dhar||Naomi Stalenberg||Heather Knight (c)|
|Shikha Pandey||Nicola Carey||Jenny Gunn|
|Smriti Mandhana||Rachael Haynes||Kate Cross|
|Taniya Bhatia||Sophie Molineux||Katie George|
|Veda Krishnamurthy||Tammy Beaumont|
Ekta Bisht, who was injured during the ODI against Australia, was replaced by Rajeshwari Gayakwad in the Indian squad.
Schedule and Results
|1st T20I||India||vs||Australia||22nd March 2018||10:00 AM IST||Australia won by 6 wickets|
|2nd T20I||Australia||vs||England||23rd March 2018||10:00 AM IST||England won by 8 wickets|
|3rd T20I||India||vs||England||25th March 2018||10:00 AM IST||England won by 7 wickets|
|4th T20I||India||vs||Australia||26th March 2018||10:00 AM IST||Australia won by 36 runs|
|5th T20I||Australia||vs||England||28th March 2018||10:00 AM IST|
|6th T20I||India||vs||England||29th March 2018||10:00 AM IST|
|Final||Australia||vs||England||31st March 2018||10:00 AM IST|
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