Shafali Verma played a stormy innings and scored so many runs in just 42 balls.


Despite a stormy half-century innings by Shefali Verma (52 runs), the Indian women's team had to face defeat by 38 runs against England in the first match of the three-match T20 series. In this match played at Wankhede, England batted first and scored 197 runs in 20 overs. While chasing the target, it could score only 159 runs in 20 overs.

India had a poor start while chasing the target. The team lost the wicket of Smriti Mandhana (6 runs) for only twenty runs. Jemima also scored only 4 runs. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur contributed 26 runs. Shefali Verma scored a half-century in 42 balls and scored 52 runs. Richa Ghosh was also successful in scoring 21 runs. Sophie Ecclestone took three wickets for England.

Earlier, for England, Nate Siver Brunt played a stormy half-century of 77 runs and Daniel Wyatt played a stormy half-century of 75 runs. Amy Jones also contributed 23 runs on 9 balls. Renuka Singh was successful in taking three wickets.

PC: ESPN Cricinfo