ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2012: England get off to a flyer against India

England skipper Charlotte Edwards in action during their match against India Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Galle: Sep 29, 2012

England reach 68 for no loss in 10 overs against India in the ICC Women s World T20 Group A match at Galle on Saturday.

Charlotte Edwards was batting on 37, while Laura Marsh was unbeaten on 39.

Openers got England off to flying start punishing the wayward Indian bowling.

India captain Mithali Raj tried various bowling options but failed to get a breakthrough.

The experienced Jhulan Goswami gave away 20 runs from her two overs, while

Earlier, England put on disciplined show to restrict India to 116 for six in 20 overs.

Poonam Raut (51) was the top scorer for India while, Mithali Raj scored a gritty 35.

Laura Marsh was the most successive bowler for England with figures of two for 22.

Poonam and Mithali scripted a partnership of 75 runs to steadied the Indian innings after early wicket.

Amita Sharma was the first to fall to Katherine Brunt in the third over of the match.

Brunt had Amita caught by wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor for two runs.

India looked set for a big score but once Poonam departed, England looked to claw back.

The following batswomen failed to tackle the English bowlers as they marched back to pavilion in quick succession.

The India skipper continued to hold fort at one end as wicket tumbled at regular intervals.

India batswomen somehow managed to take the score past the 100-run mark.

India won the toss and chose to bat against England

India lost their earlier match against Australia Women by eight wickets on Thursday at Galle.

Brief Scores: India 116 for 6 in 20 overs (Poonam Raut 51, Mithali Raj 35; Laura Marsh 2 for 22) vs England 68 for no loss in 10 overs (CharlottEdwards 30*, Laura Marsh 36*)