10.45 pm: We wrap up the live coverage of this thriller with some reactions. It’s been a great day of sporting action and there is still the small matter of Euro 2020 final coming up.
Player of the match: Deepti Sharma. Interesting choice. She struggled with the bat, truth be told. But 1/18 off 4 overs proved crucial.
INDIA WIN BY 8 RUNS: As for the T20I series, it is alive at 1-1. And for the overall points, it is 8-6 in favour of England and the whole thing can still be shared if India can finish on a high.
Meanwhile at Wimbledon: HISTORY FOR DJOKOVIC!
ENGLAND’s FALL OF WICKETS: 1-13, (Danni Wyatt, 1.6) 2-31, (Natalie Sciver, 2.5) 3-106, (Tammy Beaumont, 13.4) 4-106, (Heather Knight, 13.5) 5-120, (Sophia Dunkley, 15.4) 6-125, (Amy Jones, 16.5) 7-134, (Katherine Brunt, 18.3) 8-137, (Mady Villiers, 19.2)
Went from 106/2 to 140/8.
INDIA WIN BY 8 RUNS: A superb fightback from the Indian bowlers and especially the fielders. An outstanding performance when it seemed England were cruising.
19.3, 19.4: Just one run from those two balls. Rana needs treatment here after getting her hand on to a powerful hit down the ground by Ecclestone. Need 11 off 2 balls.
19.2: WICKET! Another piece of brilliance on the field by India. After numerous replays, Mady Villiers is given out. Richa Ghosh with sharp glovework.
19.1: A single off the first ball and it is more good fielding by India. But Ecclestone on strike now. Need 13 off 5 balls.
ENGLAND NEED 14 OFF 6 BALLS! Sneh Rana to bowl.
OVer 18.3: WICKET! Poonam Yadav has another! And Brunt is out caught behind. India are on top!
DROPPED! Hit back strongly by Ecclestone but it is at a catchable height for Deepti Sharma and she puts it down. Saved some runs, the commentator reckons. England 131/6 need 18 off 12 balls.
Deepti comes on, England need 24 off 18 balls.
Over 16.5: WICKET! Another massive wicket for India. Amy Jones is capable of finishing this chase with a couple of hits but she is now walking back, Poonam Yadav striking. India have tried this field to entice the sweep against Poonam and it finally pays off. England 125/6, need 24 off 19!
Over 15.4: WICKET! It is another run out! English batters in a hurry to watch the #EURO2020 final it would seem? This time Sophia Dunkley is out going for a risky second run. Replays show she hesitated just for a moment there while returning back, paid the price. Mandhana with a good pick-up and throw. England 120/5, need 29 off 26 balls.
England 116/4 after 15 overs: Pressure? Pfft. Amy Jones takes on Harleen Deol and clears the boundary for a six. 10 runs in that over and the Harleen gamble didn’t quite pay off.
Harleen Deol gets an over. Gamble by Kaur.
Over 14.5: WICKET! WELL WELL WELL! The set batters are back in quick succession. Deepti Sharma manages to deflect the ball on to the stumps and non-striker Heather Knight is run out in bizarre fashion. England are 106/4 and there is life in this yet.
Over 14.2: WICKET! Deepti Sharma breaks a brilliant partnership and Tammy Beaumont is out LBW for 59. Went for a sweep, missed the ball. She was a long way forward though but the DRS is still in favour of the Indians. Can India fight back in Hove?
REVIEW: LBW appeal from Deepti and Co against Beaumont. But the impact is umpire’s call for outside off. Worth a look from the visitors though. ENG 106/2.
England 105/2 after 14 overs — Beaumount 59, Knight 29: A couple of boundaries in that Reddy over, one a superb cut by Knight and then a streaky top edge by Beaumont. Plays a brilliant scoop after that, as she eyes the vacant spaces behind square. England are not looking to hang around for too much.
Concern for India with Mandhana getting treated beyond the boundary rope after a dive attempted to stop a boundary. Lower back it seems, but unclear.
England 92/2 after 12 overs — Beaumount 51, Knight 24: Good over from Rana but this is still well within the realm of easy for England.
England 90/2 after 11 overs — Beaumount 50, Knight 23: FIFTY FOR TAMMY BEAUMONT! Her 10th 50-plus score in the shortest format in international cricket. Had just gone off the boil in the last few outings but she has batted superbly in Hove. Knight finishes that Radha over with superbly timed shot through cover for four. Raced through the outfield!
England 80/2 after 10 overs — Beaumount 49, Knight 14: Beaumont almost lost grip and dropped the bat on the stumps! Six runs in that over without breaking a sweat for England. They are cruising.
Deepti Sharma for the first time.
England 74/2 after 9 overs — Beaumount 47, Knight 11: We have seen batters do this often against Poonam recently. Move over to the offside and play the field behind square. A 3 and 4 for Beaumont in that over and India are simply unable to exert any pressure at the moment.
England 64/2 after 8 overs — Beaumount 40, Knight 10: Knight started the Rana over with a reverse sweep four, and that makes it an easy 10-run over for England, more than sufficient.
England 54/2 after 7 overs — Beaumount 35, Knight 3: Poonam comes on to bowl a 2-run over. India need wickets from her too.
England 52/2 after 6 overs — Beaumount 35, Knight 3: More good fielding by India in that over to prevent a couple of boundaries. Sneh Rana finishes the powerplay with a 5-run over as the 50 comes up for England.
England 47/2 after 5 overs — Beaumount 30, Knight 3: This is a masterclass in finding the gaps by Beaumont. Timing and placing brilliantly, a four past point in that Reddy over. Another no ball by India, she is caught off the free hit. Strong start by the hosts despite the wickets.
England 38/2 after 4 overs — Beaumount 24, Knight 1: Radha struggled in that over with the grip. The ball just did not come out well at all, even a no-ball for landing one outside the pitch and almost a double-grubber earlier. She needs a reset.
It was a wide from Shikha Pandey, that Ghosh stopped first and then when England tried to steal a run, she was on point. Sciver well short. Big celebration for India. They know how important that is.
WICKET! SUPERB FROM RICHA GHOSH! Standing up to the stumps against a pacer, she reacts quickly to prevent a quick single. Direct hit and the in-form Nat Sciver is gone early. It was a massive over, run-wise for England though, as Pandey’s errant lines resulted in 18 runs being taken including five wides. ENG 31/2 after 3 overs.
England 13/1 after 2 overs: WICKET! Wyatt out caught at mid-off. Easy as it gets for Harman there, Reddy with the wicket. Beaumont with the first four of the innings, chipped over long on off Reddy’s bowling. Tries to repeat last ball, but falls short of Shafali. But it brought Wyatt on strike.
England 5/0 after 1 over: Swing on offer as usual. Good first over by Shikha, but English openers manage five singles.
Players are in the middle. Shikha to start off, Wyatt and Beaumont in the middle.
Meanwhile, it’s 1-set each at Sw19!
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India: 148/4 after 20 overs After the start they had, that is not quite the score India would have hoped for but it is a fighting total. Sneh Rana finishes with a four off the last ball. Nine runs off that Ecclestone over, who doesn’t go wicket-less often! India scored 46 runs from the last five overs.
After 19 overs, India 139/4: Finally after trying so hard to find the gap, Deepti Sharma does so with a four through square leg. When she got the placement right, she couldn’t time it and vice versa. Moves on to 21 off 24. Her first four of the innings.
Over 17.6, WICKET: NAT SCIVER! She is just not going to make a mistake in the form she is in. After getting hit for a six by Richa Ghosh, she finishes the over with a sharp return catch. Not easy that! End of a great bowling spell from Sciver, going for 1/20 in her 4 overs. She deserved the wicket.
First we are seeing of Richa Ghosh in this series. She can pack a punch.
After 17 overs, India 116/3 — Deepti 12, Richa 1: India really didn’t need to lose Harman there, the scoring rate is getting a hit again.
Over 15.4: WICKET! FOUR, SIX, OUT! Harmanpreet Kaur was starting to look close to her best and then Katherine Brunt pulls off a superb catch at long off, diving forward to her left. Good signs for the Indian captain though, out for 31. Had hit a four through square leg and a slog sweep in that Glenn over but the spinner has the last laugh. Credit to her for persisting with the flight.
After 15 overs, India 102/2 — Harmanpreet 21, Deepti 9: India need to push on from here and they need some help from Deepti. Just not finding any timing. The rate has gone below 7 for India.
After 14 overs, India 97/2 — Harmanpreet 19, Deepti 7: HALF CHANCE! Kaur, when she gets it right, can get so much power behind her shots. Wasn’t easy for Brunt at short over as she lofted one there, got her hands to it though. Deepti meanwhile is struggling. Batting on 6 off 13, that is not ideal for India.
After 13 overs, India 91/2 — Harmanpreet 15, Deepti 4: Another boundary for Harmanpreet, this time a stylish cut off Glenn.
After 12 overs, India 83/2 — Harmanpreet 9, Deepti 2: HARMANPREET KAUR BAT-SWING IS HERE! Massive six. Down the ground and taking on Davies. That felt good to watch and that felt good to the captain as well. She looked thrilled. Went some distance, into the stands, close to the dugout!
After 11 overs, India 75/2 — Harman 2, Deepti 1: Brunt, surely keen to bounce back after those tough first two overs, brought back with two new batters in. Smart tactics by England. Tidy over.
India 73/2 after 10 overs: We can presume Harmanpreet Kaur walked in at No 3 with Shafali Verma in such good form hoping that would help her bat freely, but instead she is now in a situation where she has to steady things.
Harman and Deepti in the middle, both on nought. Not the ideal situation for India after such a great start.
Over 9.1: OH DEAR! Two wickets in quick succession. Mady Villiers gets the big one. Shafali Verma out for 48 off 38 balls. A superb innings but she is shaking her head furiously on the way back, a bigger score was on the cards. Went for the slog sweep again, that’s a good shot selection. But the field was ready, and Sciver makes no mistake.
Over 8.5: WICKET! Smriti Mandhana tries to go for another lofted shot over the offside but the timing is not there. Freya Davies with the breakthrough for England. Mandhana out for 20 off 16 balls. And Harmanpreet Kaur walks in at No 3 for India. India 72/1 after 9 overs.
After 8 overs, India 66/0 — Mandhana 18, Verma 46: And now Mandhana, watching the fireworks from the other end for a while, comes up with the shot of the day. Effortless lofted shot over mid-off for a six off Glenn.
Sarah Glenn to bowl her leg-spin...
After 7 overs, India 54/0 — Mandhana 11, Verma 41: England have pulled things back well in the last couple of overs. Drying up the boundaries, using the change of pace, as Freya Davies showed in that over.
After 6 overs, India 49/0 — Mandhana 9, Verma 39: What a comeback from Ecclestone despite that dropped catch. Finishes the powerplay with a maiden over to Shafali of all people!
Over 5.3: DROPPED! Brutally powered down the ground, but Ecclestone cannot hold on. Powerful but catchable height. Will England rue that?
After 5 overs, India 49/0 — Mandhana 9, Verma 39: england needed that over to slow things down, Sciver goes for just 2 singles.
After 4 overs, India 47/0 — Mandhana 8, Verma 38: BIG OVER! 4-4-4-4-4! SHAFALI VERMA IS ON FIRE. Taking on Katherine Brunt and doing it in style. FIVE FOURS IN A ROW! What a player. Shafali Verma playing around with the field against Katherine Brunt. Over midwicket, down the ground, past point, over mid-on, over midwicket. Breathtaking. It’s that solid base on display again.
After 3 overs, India 26/0 — Mandhana 7, Verma 18: Shafali Verma welcomes Sophie Ecclestone to the bowling crease with a four and six! Both slog sweeps. Both well-timed. Shafali putting pressure on England’s key bowler at the very start. What a talent. Good start for India in Hove.
After 2 overs, India 15/0: Looks like immediate correction from Shafali Verma after the dismissal from the first T20I. Still trying to get legside of the ball like she tends to but not moving so far as she did against Brunt in that match, and using a more solid base to just use the pace. Guided past third for four, Mandhana did that earlier in the over too. Two boundaries in that over.
After 1 over, India 4/0: A couple of streaky outside edges as India start off with a collection of singles in that over. Katherine Brunt from the other end.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma are in the middle, the former takes strike. Nat Sciver starts for England. We are underway in Hove!
India XI: : Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Sneh Rana, Arundhati Reddy, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav
England XI: Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight, Amy Jones, Sophia Dunkley, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Mady Villiers, Freya Davies
TOSS NEWS: England have won the toss and opted to bowl in Hove.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second T20I and the penultimate match of India’s tour of England. Another tough test for Harmanpreet Kaur and Co as they look to stay alive in not just the T20I leg but on the overall points table as well. England are leading 8-4 with only four more points at stake and the best India can hope is to win the next two matches for a shared trophy. The venue for this match is Hove.
In Northampton, England all-rounder Nat Sciver smashed a record-equalling half century before the bowlers put the struggling Indian batters under pressure to ensure an 18 run-win for the hosts via DLS method in the rain-curtailed first T20I.
Put in to bat, England rode on Sciver’s 27-ball 55, that included eight fours and a hit over the fence, and wicketkeeper Amy Jones’ 43 off 27 balls to reach 177 for seven in 20 overs.
Sciver’s sensational fifty was England’’s joint fastest in the format.
In reply, India failed to keep up with the required run-rate despite vice-captain Smriti Mandhana’s quickfire 29 off 17 balls before rain gods had the last laugh with the visitors at 54 for three in 8.4 overs, 18 runs behind England via the DLS method.
First T20I recap here.