India and England go up against each other at Dharamsala
India and England go up against each other at Dharamsala

Namaste everyone! Welcome to the CricketCountry s coverage of the Women s T20 World Cup 2016 match between India Women and England Women. This is Paulami Chakraborty here and I will bring you all the updates of today s action. The match will be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur. And that means the track is a batting paradise and there is a possibility of a high scoring banter here. This is a must win situation against one time World Champion England. India is expected to perform better seeing favourable conditions and make up for the loss against neighbor Pakistan. So to sum it up in one line this game is going to be full of roller coaster rides! LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Indian Women vs England Women at Dharamsala

Live Cricket Score | England Women 92/8 in overs 19 | Target 91 | Batting: Katherine Brunt 4(15), Anya Shrubsole 5(7): Veda Krishnamurthy with the ball. A dot to start. Another dot. Third consecutive dot. Building pressure. Brilliant bowling by Veda so far. Exactky what is expected of her. DROPPED! Mithali, the skipper drops it this time. FOUR! Hits through point and that’s the end of it! England Women have won the close match by 2 wickets! A brilliant game, nevertheless, as the Indian bowlers did exceptionally well defending a low score and both the teams had equal possession on the match. But England tail-enders held their nerves and got home

Live Cricket Score | England Women 88/8 in overs 18 | Target 91 | Batting: Katherine Brunt 1(2), Anya Shrubsole 0(0): Harmanpreet with the ball. Dot to start. A single follows as Gun flicks it through backward square. A dot follows. Another dot as the batsman tries to hit it through point but stopped there. CHANCE OF RUN OUT! AND SHE IS OUT! Last ball of the over. Single to end it.

OUT! Jenny Gunn run out 7(7)

Live Cricket Score | England Women 86/7 in overs 17 | Target 91 | Batting: Katherine Brunt 1(2), Jenny Gunn 4(3):Jhulan to continue. Chance of run out but missed! APPEAL BUT NOT GIVEN! That’s a close call. Jhulan not happy with the decision. 1 off the pad. Wider at offstump and it takes the edge to run past the keeper for four. This can be the deciding boundary. Dot follows. Single to end it.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 79/7 in overs 16 | Target 91 | Batting: Katherine Brunt 4(11), Jenny Gunn 0(0): Rajeshwari Gayakwad with the ball. CHANCE OF A RUN OUT! DIRECT HIT! AND IT’S OUT! Wyatt is gone! Swing and a miss and Sushma was ready with the ball to stump. A couple of dots to follow. Off side fielders have come up so no run there as the batsman hits it there. Wicket maiden by Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

OUT! Danielle Wyatt run out 5(7)

Live Cricket Score | England Women 79/6 in overs 15 | Target 91 | Batting: Katherine Brunt 4(5), Danielle Wyatt 5(6): Brilliantly turning the ball Harmanpreet. Wyatt leans back, makes room, hits it through cover. Yet again in the same zone and a couple of runs. A dot follows. Brilliant bowling. Single. Dot to end it.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 75/6 in overs 14 | Target 91 | Batting: Katherine Brunt 1(2), Danielle Wyatt 4(3): Ekta Bisht with the ball! Dots. OUT! Sciver comes down the ground, the ball gets an outside edge and the fiedler makes no mistake! Hits it through cover. and a FOUR SAVED! Three runs taken there.

OUT! Natalie Sciver c Mithali raj b Ekta Bisht 19(24)

Live Cricket Score | England Women 71/5 in overs 13 | Target 91 | Batting: Natalie Sciver 18(20), Danielle Wyatt 1(1):Anuja to bowl the next over. Great work there by the point fielder. A couple of singles. FOUR! Sits down, Sciver sweeps it through fine leg, Sweeps again, quick running and could have been a run out but makes her ground. Defends the last one.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 62/5 in overs 12 | Target 91 | Batting: Natalie Sciver 11(17): Great piece of bowling to start it by Ekta Bisht. Sciver missed it totally. A single off the next. FOUR! Knight comes down the ground and hit it over long on. A dot follows. STUMPED! Great work by Sushma, Knight came a long way down the ground and she is gone. OUT! APPEALS FOR LBW AND Given! Ekta on a hat-trick. The new in, Greenway is gone for a first ball duck off the last ball.

OUT! Lydia Greenway lbw b Ekta Bisht 0(1)

OUT! Heather Knight stumped Sushma Verma (wk) b Ekta Bisht 8(10)

Live Cricket Score | England Women 57/3 in overs 11 | Target 91 | Batting: Heather Knight 4(16), Natalie Sciver 10(15): Rajeshwari with the ball. The offside fielders have come up and that’s nice fieldset. APPEAL FOR STUMPING! Three dots so far. NOT OUT! Sciver hits it through extra cover, chance of a run out but she is in. Direct hit would have done it.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 55/3 in overs 10 | Target 91 | Batting: Heather Knight 3(11), Natalie Sciver 9(14): Anuja Patil with the ball. Great line and a Couple of runs. Good stop by the bowler herself as Sciver hits it straight. Dot off the next. Goes for an uppish shot, no run. Bowling straight, fullish. APPEAL but the umpire is not interested. Dot to end the over.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 53/3 in overs 9 | Target 91 | Batting: Heather Knight 3(11), Natalie Sciver 7(8): Ekta Bisht with the ball. Starts off with a dot and continues bowling that. India needs a lot of them as well as wickets. Knight sends it towards square, single. Just three off the over.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 51/3 in overs 8 | Target 91 | Batting: Heather Knight 2(7), Natalie Sciver 6(6): That was way outside and it’s a wide. Dot follows. Full length delivery and straight to the bowler. Sweeped it towards backward square and a single. Opens the face of the bats, and rubs 2. Tickles towards leg side and a dot to end.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 47/3 in overs 7 | Target 91 | Batting: Heather Knight 1(3), Natalie Sciver 4(4) : ANOTHER CHANCE! Not out, says the third umpire as the batsman was well in. HIts the next towards mid-wicket, single. FOUR! Hits it through cover and no chance there for the fielder. Sciver goes for a similar shot but the fielder stops it. Takes a thick edge and goes up but drops short of the slip fielder.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 42/3 in overs 6 | Target 91 | Batting: Heather Knight 0(0), Natalie Sciver 0(1) : Full length delivery at off stump and Tammy picks it from there and sends over cover, FOUR! ANOTHER FOUR! Takes the leg side now and hits it through square leg. Another full length delivery outside off and it races beating the fielder at point. FOUR RUNS! OUT! Finally the wicket they wanted! Tammy Beaumont is gone! GONE! SARAH TAYLOR IS STUMPED! Brilliant delivery to end it, misses on her hatrick.

OUT! Sarah Taylor stumped Sushma Verma (wk) Bowled Harmanpreet Kaur 16(11)

OUT! Tammy Beaumont c Anuja Patil b Harmanpreet Kaur 20(18)

Live Cricket Score | England Women 30/1 in overs 5 | Target 91 | Batting: Sarah Taylor 16(10), Tammu Beaumont 8(14) : Rajeshwari to continue. Dot to start. Gets on her knee, Taylor, and sweeps it to square leg, gets a single. Hits straight towards mid-on and gets a single, opens the bat. Rajeshwari bowls outside off, Tammy defends it with a straight bat. Hits the last ball over the bowler and it lands safe at mid off, single to end the over.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 27/1 in overs 4 | Target 91 | Batting: Sarah Taylor 15(8), Tammu Beaumont 6(10) : Almost another wicket there but it reflects off the keeper’s gloves. Single off the next. Anuja Patil with the ball now. Switches and tries a scoop gets a single. Steps out, Sarah Taylor, and drives it through square leg. FOUR runs! Dot to finish it!

Live Cricket Score | England Women 20/1 in overs 3 | Target 91 | Batting: Sarah Taylor 10(5), Tammu Beaumont 5(7) : OUT! Charlotte goes vertically up and the keeper Sushma Verma runs in to take a good catch. Sarah Taylor comes out. Another chance there but it runs to long-on boundary. Taylor goes over long on and finishes with a four.

OUT! Charlotte Edwards c Sushma Verma b Ekta Bisht 4(6)

Live Cricket Score | England Women 10/0 in overs 2 | Target 91 | Batting: Charlotte Edwards 1(1), Tammu Beaumont 4(5) :Jhulan Goswami with the ball now. Edwards hits it towards silly mid-off, no run. Cuts the next one towards backward point and takes a single. DIRECT HIT but the batsman was in, quick run. Edwards again cuts it, and it goes past the fielder, they take a single. wide down leg side, gets a run off Tammy’s pad.

Live Cricket Score | England Women 5/0 in overs 1 | Target 91 | Batting: Charlotte Edwards 1(1), Tammu Beaumont 4(5) : Anuja Patil comes in with the ball and England are off the mark with a single. Tammy tries the switch hit, misses it big time. First boundary! Tammy bottom edges it and sends through fine of third man.

*England Women’s innings starts*

Live Cricket Score | India Women 90/7 in overs 20 | Batting: Ekta Bisht 0(0): Jenny Gunn to bowl the final over. Starts with a dot. Anuja steps out but misjudged the delivery as it went through leg side. Tries a scoop and there’s a fielder there but falls short. OUT! Miscommunication and a run out, Anuja walks off. Harmanpreet hits the next one hard through square leg, a single. Run out off the last delivery and India’s innings come to an end with 90 runs on the board. Here’s what happened in the innings: India Women set up 91-run target for England Women in must-win game

OUT! Harmanpreet Kaur run out 27(25)

OUT! Anuja Patil run out 13(13)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 85/6 in overs 19 | Batting: Anuja Patil 12(12), Harmanpreet Kaur 23(20): Brunt comes back with the ball. Bowls at leg, Anuja steers it, no run. GOES FOR THE BIG SHOT, lands safe! A couple of runs to India as it lands short deep extra cover. Single off it. Harmanpreet tries a scoop but it falls just beside the keeper, takes a single. Anuja sends the next one through backward square but there’s a fielder there. A single to end it.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 79/6 in overs 18 | Batting: Anuja Patil 8(8), Harmanpreet Kaur 21(18): FOUR! Nice shot there by Anuja as she placed it nicely towards square leg. A dot follows. Takes the top edge and goes up, falls short of the mid-wicket fielder. Sweeps the next towards fine leg Kaur and steals a single. Anuja sends the next ball through deep mid-wicket but the fielder is there, just a single.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 72/6 in overs 17 | Batting: Anuja Patil 2(3), Harmanpreet Kaur 20(17): GONE! Jhulan Goswami it is, swings the bat, gets the edge and Sarah Taylor makes no mistake. Anuja Patil comes in. Quick single and runs are needed now. Again gets the inside edge but misses the stumps narrowly, runs past keeper and single came along. NICE SHIT BY HARMANPREET! Cut it intelligently, nice timing and it beat the fielder at backward point. 4 runs.

OUT! Jhulan Goswami c Sarah Taylor (wk) b Anya Shrubsole 2(5)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 65/5 in overs 16 | Batting: Jhulan Goswami 1(3), Harmanpreet Kaur 15(15): FOUR! Sits down to get to the pitch of the ball, middles it and sends it to the square leg where it beats the fielder to fetch 4 runs. Drives it towards the cover but there is a filder who reduces the pace of it. Just a single. Almost a proxy shot and another single this time. Jhulan hits it through mid-wicket and takes a single.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 52/5 in overs 15 | Batting: Jhulan Goswami 0(2), Harmanpreet Kaur 9(11): NICE SHOT FROM HARMANPREET as she uses the pace of the ball, directs it fine in the leg. Jhulan Goswami is in, she has the ability to go for the big shots. Just a single and the boundary from the over. England fully dominating the Indian players.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 52/5 in overs 14 | Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 1(2), Harmanpreet Kaur 2(5): Heather Knight continues and 50 comes up for India! Veda Krishnamurthy misreads the next, and almost an lbw off the next, missed the stumps, did it really? BOWLED! Heather Knight takes another! Veda Krishnamurthy goes without contributing much.

OUT! Veda Krishnamurthy bowled Heather Knight 2(6)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 49/4 in overs 13 | Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 1(2), Harmanpreet Kaur 2(5): GONE OFF THE FIRST BALL! Natalie Sciver gets the captain off the very first ball! Good length ball and it lands safely in the hands of the fielder at point! Quick runs there by the two batsmen now in. The two batsmen need to be there to build a good partnership.

OUT! Mithali Raj c Greenway b Natalie Sciver 20 (33)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 42/3 in overs 12 | Batting: Mithali Raj 20(32), Harmanpreet Kaur 1(2): Tickles it to the fine leg, gets a little edge there. UP AND GONE! Katherine Brunt takes a brilliant catch there at deep mid-wicket and India lose yet another. Harmanpreet comes in. Defends the last one

OUT! Shikha Pandey c Katherine Brunt b Heather Knight 12(19)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 42/2 in overs 11 | Batting: Mithali Raj 7(16), Shikha Pandey 4(7): Two dots to start. A couple of singles follow. Nice over by Gunn. Goes for an uppish short, drops short and two runs. Pandey places herself well to sit down and sweep it but gets a single. Another single follows. APPEAL FOR RUN OUT! And she is well in. Giid throw by Natalie Sciver, dropped a chance before and trying to make that up may be? Pandey steps out and hits it through extra cover but the cover fielder saves a boundary.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 34/2 in overs 9 | Batting: Mithali Raj 13(23), Shikha Pandey 8(12): HESITATION AND CHANCE OF A RUN OUT! Takes a couple of runs the two Indian batsmen. Shikha goes for a lofted shot, landed safe. HUGE APPEAL! A bit of confusion there, Taylor was appealing for a caught behind but the umpire is not interested. Mithali sent it towards fine leg.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 27/2 in overs 8 | Batting: Mithali Raj 7(16), Shikha Pandey 4(7): Mithali plays an uppish shot and it lands safe and short of point fielder. Nice drive towards cover but stopped nicely. Jenny Gunn doing well with the ball. Mithali trying to drive it past cover but yet to place the ball rightly.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 24/2 in overs 7 | Batting: Mithali Raj 7(16), Shikha Pandey 4(7): Starts off with a single. AND Wyatt drops it at extra cover! ANOTHER CHANCE MISSED and Mithali Raj was gone! Defends the next one and two dots to end it.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 21/2 in overs 6 | Batting: Mithali Raj 6(12), Shikha Pandey 2(5): Dots and pressure increases upon India. Mithali opens the face of the bat in the third delivery and steals a single as the ball races towards third man. BOUNDARY! Picks it from her feet and sends it through mid-on. Dots to end the over.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 16/1 in overs 5 | Batting: Mithali Raj 2(9), Shikha Pandey 1(2): And almost a half chance! Could’ve been a caught and bowled. Defends the next delivery. BOWLED! Seems like Mandhana got an inside edge there but it is the deviation that takes the bails are off! Big blow for India! Shikha Pandey comes in, to much surprise!

OUT! Smriti Mandhana bowled Anya Shrubsole 12(16)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 15/1 in overs 4 | Batting: Mithali Raj 2(9), Smriti Mandhana 12(12): PULLED FROM OUTSIDE OFFSTUMP OVER MID-WICKET! Mandhana sends Brunt for 4 runs off the first ball. ANOTHER PULL, falls short of square leg fielder, takes a run. Mithali to face now. Mithali goes high this time. Not enough power into that sweep and steals a couple of runs. The next one slightly outside off, Mithali cuts it but cover fielder is there. Mistimes the last one.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 8/1 in overs 3 | Batting: Mithali Raj 0(4), Smriti Mandhana 7(10): Shrubsole comes in and appeals but its missing leg stump. TOP EDGED AND NATALIE SCIVER DROPS IT AT SHORT FINE LEG! A huge chance missed by England as the shot selection was poor and Mandhana can prove to be dangerous. Brilliant over from Shrubsole, just a single.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 7/1 in overs 0.2 | Batting: Mithali Raj 0(1), Smriti Mandhana 6(8): Mandhana plays the first straight. Katherine Brunt into the action now. Plays through silly mid-on but no run. WHAT A STRAIGHT DRIVE! Stooped down and opened the face of the bat to drive it straight past right of the bowler, Mandhana there. Defends the next. Brilliant comeback by Brunt as Madhana is beaten by pace. THAT GOES UP IN THE AIR AND FALLS SAFELY BEYOND SHORT THIRD MAN! Lucky there, the left-hander.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 0/1 in overs 0.2 | Batting: Mithali Raj 0(1), Smriti Mandhana 1(2): Heather Knight to to open bowling for England. AND WICKET! VR Vanitha fell for the slow paced delivery and the fielder at short mid-wicket took an easy catch. Just a single off the first over and a wicket. Not a start India wanted.

OUT! VR Vanitha c Lydia Greenway b Heather Knight 0 (3)

TOSS: England Women choose to bowl first.

Playing XI:

England Women: Charlotte Edwards (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Lydia Greenway, Rebecca Grundy, Jenny Gunn, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor(wk), Danielle Wyatt

India Women: VR Vanitha, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma(wk), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

 

This is a must win situation for Indian Women after losing the match against Pakistan by Duckworth Lewis due to unfavorable weather conditions. India were in the match but unfortunately rain got the better off them. They will be looking to win the toss and post a big total against England. They have reached the semi final two times in the history of the tournament in 2009, 2010 and lost. Seeing their batting performance against Bangladesh in the opener, they are expected to bat well on this track.

England enter in the tournament as favorites. They have won the inaugural tournament in 2009 and ended as runner ups in the following two tournaments. They will be happy with conditions which favor seam-bowling. They will be looking to repeat the heroics of 2009 T20 World Cup. England have beaten India in past few years and will be looking to display a similar performance at Dharamsala.

Squads:

Indian Women: Mithali Raj (capt), Thirush Kamini, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Niranjana Nagarajan, Shikha Pandey, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, VR Vanitha, Sushma Verma (wk), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Yadav.

England Women: Charlotte Edwards(c), Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor(wk), Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Hazell, Georgia Elwiss, Amy Jones, Rebecca Grundy, Tash Farrant

Live Cricket Scorecard and ball by ball updates: India Women vs England Women, Match 11, Group B at Dharamsala