ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2012: England restrict India to 116 in Group A match

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By CricketCountry Staff

Galle: Sep 29, 2012

England put on disciplined show to restrict India to 116 for six in 20 overs in the ICC Women’s World T20 Group A match at Galle on Saturday.

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.

Earlier, 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