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1st T20I, Guwahati, Mar 4 2019, England Women tour of India
(20 ov, target 161)119/6
ENG Women won by 41 runs
Player Of The Match
62 (57) & 2 catches
tammy-beaumont
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Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight shine as England go 1-0 up

India lose opening T20I by 41 runs after visitors put up dominant all-round performance

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Scorecard summary
England Women160/4(20 overs)
India Women119/6(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
IND-W: 119/6CRR: 5.95 
Deepti Sharma22 (23)
Shikha Pandey23 (21)
Katherine Brunt 4-0-21-2
Linsey Smith 4-0-22-2

Huge win for England, fourth successive T20I loss for India. At no stage did they look like chasing this total, or even making an attempt to get these runs. The middle order's frailties once again stood exposed against a superior England bowling line-up.

In the absence of Jhulan Goswami, who has retired from the shortest format, India's bowling looked toothless. Shikha clearly the best batsman and bowler on the day for the hosts. For England, a solid opening from Wyatt and Beaumont followed by Knight's beligerence at the end proving to be the massive difference.

Lots to think of for the captain-coach duo of Mandhana and Raman as we build into the next two T20Is. Join us shortly for the post-match presentation

19.6
1
Brunt to Sharma, 1 run

tucks this to short fine and they scamper a run

19.5
1
Brunt to Pandey, 1 run

drills this slower delivery to long-off

19.4
4
Brunt to Pandey, FOUR runs

too much width and she crashes this to the point boundary, raced away like a tracer bullet. Used the depth of the crease very nicely.

19.3
4
Brunt to Pandey, FOUR runs

delightful square drive on the up, opened the bat face to hit this over backward point. Took a step towards the ball and then carved it away

19.2
Brunt to Pandey, no run

takes a step across and squeezes this full delivery to point

19.2
1w
Brunt to Pandey, 1 wide

too full but far too wide outside off, looks to reach out but misses.

19.1
Brunt to Pandey, no run

reaches out to squeeze this full delivery to point, lazy running, lazy calling. A better throw at the bowler's end would have felled the non-striker

end of over 198 runs
IND-W: 108/6CRR: 5.68 RRR: 53.00
Deepti Sharma21 (22)
Shikha Pandey14 (16)
Linsey Smith 4-0-22-2
Kate Cross 4-0-23-1
18.6
2
Smith to Sharma, 2 runs
18.5
1
Smith to Pandey, 1 run

gentle bunt into the off side for a quick single

18.4
Smith to Pandey, no run

steps out and drives straight to cover

18.3
1
Smith to Sharma, 1 run

steps out to hoick, gets a thick inside edge to deep midwicket

18.2
1
Smith to Pandey, 1 run

lofted to deep point, took this on the full

18.2
2w
Smith to Sharma, 2 wide

looks to sweep but this was fired too far down leg, keeper does well to put her glove out and stop it like a goal keeper.

18.1
1
Smith to Pandey, 1 run

steps out and tucks this to square leg

end of over 187 runs
IND-W: 100/6CRR: 5.55 RRR: 30.50
Deepti Sharma18 (20)
Shikha Pandey11 (12)
Kate Cross 4-0-23-1
Linsey Smith 3-0-14-2
17.6
Cross to Sharma, no run

gets a thick inside edge to short fine, Shikha nearly completes two runs, while Deepti didn't move an inch. Throw from the keeper too wide at the bowler's end.

17.5
2
Cross to Sharma, 2 runs

wallops this short ball to deep midwicket, there's a misfield and they will get the extra run

17.4
1
Cross to Pandey, 1 run

gets some bat on this attempted tickle, rolls to short fine

17.3
4
Cross to Pandey, FOUR runs

changes the bat grip and plays this paddle over short third man, got it very fine. Was initially looking to scoop over short fine

17.2
Cross to Pandey, no run

length ball outside off, leaves as she had made too much room

17.1
Cross to Pandey, no run

sees the batsman trying to make room and slips this full delivery towards her toes, Shikha now tries and gets away by moving to the off side, just avoids it

Match details
Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
TossIndia Women, elected to field first
SeriesEngland Women tour of India
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Tammy Beaumont
Tammy Beaumont
Series resultEngland Women led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 599
Match days4 March 2019 - day (20-over match)
WT20I debut
Harleen Deol
Harleen Deol
Umpires
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Abhijit Deshmukh
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Nitin Pandit
TV Umpire
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Sadashiv Iyer
Match Referee
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Narayanan Kutty