England vs India, 2nd T20I as it happened: Smriti Mandhana’s brilliant 79* helps IND level series
Recap of the second T20I between England and India.
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TOSS: England opt to bat first, no changes for either side.
England: 142/6 (20 overs), Freya Kemp becomes youngest English woman to score a T20I half century.
India: 146/2 (16.4), Smriti Mandhana plays a delightful innings to score an unbeaten 79.
Player of the match: Smriti Mandhana
A joy to watch her bat in full flow.
She called for the batting to improve pre-match and she walked the talk.
Smriti Mandhana calls for batting improvement as India look to bounce back vs England
Series level 1-1: On to Bristol now.
First T20I as it happened: Glenn, Dunkley, Capsey power hosts to a huge win
Harmanpreet Kaur in Derby: Pretty good overall record in this venue. 260 runs in her last three international innings here in Derby. 326 runs in 6 ODI innings and 29* in the one T20I.
INDIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 20 balls to spare. What an innings by Smriti Mandhana! 79* off 53 balls with 13 fours. Three in that over to seal the deal. Just enough for Harmanpreet to reach 29* too, thankfully for our 200-watch in Derby! India 146/2 (16.4)
India 131/2 after 16 overs: Kaur is 199* in Derby (yes, we are on that 200 watch). Hope Smriti Mandhana can let her get there for our peace of mind! She keeps the strike though, moving on to 66 off 49 balls.
India 125/2 after 15 overs: Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have kept looking for the boundaries... India have batted with great intent today. A scoop off Ecclestone in that over for four, if you will. 18 needed off 30 balls.
India 115/2 after 14 overs: And Harmanpreet Kaur is in no mood to slow down. She is nearing 200 runs unbeaten in Derby.
HALF CENTURY: Smriti Mandhana’s 17th fifty in T20Is. And a delightful innings, as almost all of her knocks are. This one off just 36 balls. 108/2 in 13 overs. A dropped catch off Kaur in that over.
12 overs done. The batting phase that India have evidently identified as an important area to work on. Smriti Mandhana still in the middle and Harmanpreet Kaur with her. Mini check for tonight
India 99/2 after 12 overs: After a quickfire start to this partnership between two of India’s best, couple of quiet overs. No worries for scoring rate now, India would love to see these two take them home.
India 96/2 after 11 overs: Sophie Ecclestone in and no reason at all for Indian batters to go after her. Six runs, easy does it.
India 90/2 after 10 overs: Second straight match that Harmanpreet Kaur has looked to attack from the word go. No settling in. Two fours at the start of Sarah Glenn’s over.
Harmanpreet is in.
WICKET! Over 8.4: D Hemalatha 9(10) b Freya Davies Hemalatha was looking to be positive here, but the pace from Davies does her there. Played inside the line. India 77/2
India 75/1 after 8 overs: Mandhana would have loved to get her bat on that but Capsey’s over starts with five wides. Hemalatha is already batting with more intent today than in Durham. A boundary over cover for her.
India 62/1 after 7 overs: Pulled away by Mandhana, goes for four. Glenn is the new bowler, coming into this match on the back of her four wicket haul in Durham. But Mandhana in no mood to stop.
WICKET! 5.6: Shafali Verma 20(17) ct & b Sophie Ecclestone A dampener to end the powerplay for India and it is the best in the world who provides England the breakthrough. More about her catching than bowling that one. India 55/1
FIFTY PARTNERSHIP! The Indian openers dealing boundaries in the powerplay. Seven fours for Smriti Mandhana, four fours for Shafali Verma.
India 49/0 after 5 overs: Majestic powerplay batting this. Looking for boundaries every possible opportunity. Kemp starts with a no ball that was anyway hit for four. Mandhana then puts the free hit away with disdain. Another four for Mandhana, then one more for Shafali.
India 30/0 after 4 overs: Mandhana with a pull past the square leg, but that was a close call. Get four. Then Shafali with a sweep for four. Good over for India that.
Time for spin from Bryony Smith.
India 19/0 after 3 overs: Making the most of the length balls in her arc, Shafali hits two fours over long on off Bell. But also four dot balls in that over, couple of short balls outside off could have been put away.
India 11/0 after 2 overs: Mandhana with another four, this time through the leg side off Freya Davies.
India 6/0 after 1 over: Mandhana with a uppish square cut for four to get things going.
Here’s how 17 year old Freya Kemp became the youngest English batter to score a half century in women’s T20Is.
Lauren Bell to start off.
Target for India: 143. India will need a good start for this given their middle order issues.
England 142/6 after 20 overs: Youngest English woman to score a T20I half century. Freya Kemp, take a bow. Finishes 51* (37 balls), a six and a four off the final over. A Dot ball to finish but otherwise what a fantastic, fearless innings by the youngster.
Youngest ENG women to score 50 in T20Is
|FG Kemp||51*||42||37||3||3||137.83||1||17y 145d||v India Women||Derby||13 Sep 2022|
|A Capsey||50||44||37||7||1||135.13||1||17y 356d||v SA Women||Birmingham||2 Aug 2022|
|SJ Taylor||52*||61||50||5||1||104.00||2||18y 85d||v NZ Women||Bath||13 Aug 2007|
England 130/6 after 19 overs: Rough end to the over for Vastrakar, was actually shaping up to be a good one. Ecclestone smacks it over midwicket.
England 121/6 after 18 overs: Rana finishes with 4-0-24-3, she’s been terrific with the ball and on the field today.
WICKET! Over 17.3: Maia Bouchier 34(26) st Richa Ghosh b Sneh Rana Finally, the partnership is broken and fittingly Rana gets it. She has bowled really well today. Sharp stumping, the umpire gives this out on field. England 119/6
England 118/5 after 17 overs: The partnership continues, Bouchier with a lovely lofted cut for four off Deepti. The offspinner finishes with 4-0-21-1.
England 109/5 after 16 overs: The match-defining partnership, perhaps? 55 off 41 balls now. Should have ended in that over though as Kiran drops Bouchier at midwicket. Another decent over for India though, but needed that wicket.
England 103/5 after 15 overs: Tidy over from Vastrakar too. India needed this to arrest the momentum a little bit.
England 98/5 after 14 overs: Tight over from Rana and nearly had Kemp stumped. Richa seems to think she has got the batter in a momentary lapse, but the TV umpire (a bit too quickly) decides the foot was on ground.
England 92/5 after 13 overs: This is sensational batting by Kemp. A slog sweep for six off Renuka as she picks up a slower ball, and then another boundary this one smacked down the ground.
And she comes with a reputation.
England 80/5 after 12 overs: Timing, power... what a shot by 17-year-old Kemp down the ground for a six off Radha Yadav. And the left-handed star dust sprinkled on it.
England 72/5 after 11 overs: Terrific shot over midwicket for four by Bouchier off Vastrakar. And another four earlier in the over too. Good counter attack this.
England 60/5 after 10 overs: Teenager (17 year old!) Kemp is the new batter in and what is pressure. Starts with a lofted hit for four.
WICKET! 9.3: Amy Ellen Jones 17(20) b Sneh Rana England captain Amy Jones was looking in decent touch and had already played the reverse sweep once. This time the Indian spinner cramps her for room and bowled. That was great use of the quicker, spinner yorker. England 54/5
England 53/4 after 9 overs: Bouchier drives down the ground off Vastrakar for a lovely four.
WICKET! Over 7.5: Bryony Smith 16(15) ct Radha Yadav b Sneh Rana Vastrakar puts down a rather simple chance at deep midwicket but next ball Radha takes a superb catch rushing in from long on and diving forward. England 48/4
England 39/3 after 7 overs: Time for Radha Yadav’s bowling that Harmanpreet said India missed in Durham. Four each for Jones and Smith in that over.
England 29/3 after 6 overs: Terrific powerplay for India. Deepti Sharma with 3-0-12-1 and Renuka Singh with 3-0-17-1 despite starting with a 9-run over.
England 25/3 after 5 overs: Corrected score. Meanwhile there is a discussion going on for next England coach on air. Lydia Greenway and Dominic Cork want Charlotte Edwards (who wouldn’t). Tammy Beaumont on air now and she says not getting drawn into this!
England 25/3 after 5 overs: Radha with another dive in the outfield, she is keen to make up for lost time in the first match! Solid over by Renuka. Bryony Smith and Amy Jones in the middle.
WICKET! Over 2.6: Alice Capsey 4(6) Run Out Harmanpreet Kaur, RADHA YADAV! A superb effort in the deep to prevent what seemed a boundary, gets the throw away, it is relayed through to the keeper and there is a runout. Capsey gone, big wicket. England 16/3
WICKET! Over 2.1: Danielle Wyatt 6(5) ct Sneh Rana b Renuka Singh Thakur What a start for India. Renuka Singh sends Danni Wyatt back at the start of the third over. In dipper, takes the edge an loops to Rana at slip. Sharp catch actually. England 13/2
England 13/1 after 2 overs: Right then, India will now have to find a way to stop Alice Capsey, who batted like a million pounds last match. (Not sure about the speed gun in the first over, the first ball seemed really slow and the subsequent deliveries faster but the gun disagreed).
WICKET! Over 1.1: Sophia Dunkley 5(5) st Richa Ghosh b Deepti Sharma Deepti Sharma strikes with her first delivery! Sophia Dunkley is out stumped first ball off the second over. That was just 51 mph, nearly Poonam Yadav speeds. Good stuff from the Indian lead spinner. England 9/1
England 9/0 after 1 over: Renuka starts with a lovely inswinger to Dunkley but the English openers get a four each in the first over. Dunkley with a flick, Wyatt with the cut. First impressions, superb outfield.
We are underway. Renuka Singh Thakur to start off. Sophia Dunkley and Danni Wyatt in the middle for England.
10.26 pm: The last match, despite the conditions coming in for sharp criticism from Indian players, saw India put in a poor fielding performance by their recent better standards. First things first, India would seek to improve that today.
About the batting, Mandhana spoke in some detail in the press conference.
Smriti Mandhana calls for batting improvement as India look to bounce back vs England
Playing XI: Both teams unchanged
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, D Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Kiran Prabhu Navgire, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh
England: Amy Jones (c, wk), Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Bryony Smith, Maia Bouchier, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Sarah Glenn, Freya Davies, Lauren Bell.
TOSS: (Update via ECB) “An unchanged England XI for the second T20I at Derby. England have won the toss and will bat first.”
10.00 pm: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second T20I between India and England in Derby as Harmanpreet Kaur & Co hope to keep the series alive.
After a night where very little went night in Durham, Harmanpreet Kaur’s India are in need of a big performance to bounce back.
Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, S Meghana, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Dayalan Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk) and Kiran Prabhu Navgire.
Amy Jones (capt and wk) Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong and Danni Wyatt, Alice Davidson-Richards