Indian women’s cricket team has failed once again to get their foot in the door of victory, lost once again to England by five wickets in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20. Therefore, it is becoming unmanageable for them to acquire the entry in the succeeding draw. The Indian women’s team had lost to Sri Lanka by 22 runs in their campaign opener.

It is their phlegmatic and spiritless batting execution, which led them to lay up with the five-wicket defeat. It is their second sequential defeat in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 here on Wednesday.

The India team won the toss and opts for batting first and could accrue only 95 runs for nine in their allotted 20 overs. Skipper Mithali Raj could only imprint a splendid 57 off 56 balls.

England took up hunting after the target and reached that with 11 balls to spare at the Sylhet Stadium. Although none of the batswomen of that side could throw in the towel to score a big. During the sixth over they were struggling on 34 for two, but it is the smallest object that caused them to be given after the object and they extended to the quarry in 18.1 overs losing five wickets. Opener Sarah Taylor did the highest score for their side with 28 off 29 balls and Lydia Greenway provided 26 runs.

India managed a mediocre job in the bowling section; Soniya Dabir hit two wickets for 21 runs and Jhulan Goswami and Poonam Yadav grabbed a wicket apiece.

With this defeat, stipulating in the semi-finals has become quite harder for India as they could register a single win in this tournament so far. They faced a passing in the previous and first match too. At the same time, England has amassed 2 stops after the match with one win and one passing.

It appears rather evident that too much depends on the captain Raj is one of the reasons that prevents the other batsmen to score big. Raj comes to more than the half of the team total with eight fours in her 56 balls bump.

No other batswomen could reach the double digit except Sravanthi Naidu who scored 11 off 27 balls. Sravanthi Naidu was the next highest scorer with a 27-ball 11 while. None of the remaining Indian batswomen could reach double digit scores. It was a procession of sorts back to the dressing room by the Indian batsmen, with a brief resistance during a 47-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Raj and Naidu. The partnership ended in the 17th over with the dismissal of the Raj and India were reduced to 78 for six. Naidu was out in the 19th over at team total of 88 for eight.

For England, pacers Anya Shrubsole and Jenny Gunn grabbed three wickets each while Rebecca Grundy and Georgia Elwiss chipped in with a wicket each.




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