Port Elizabeth: India scored 155 runs in 20 overs against Ireland in the first round of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup series. Indian team player Smriti scored 87 runs off 56 balls.
The 8th Women’s T20 World Cup series is underway in South Africa. This series started on 10th and will continue till 26th. A total of 10 teams including India have participated in this. 23 matches will be played in group and knock-out.
In this series, Indian team is placed in Group ‘B’ category. England, Ireland, Pakistan and West Indies teams are also in this category. India defeated Pakistan and West Indies in the first round. Last Saturday’s match was against England.
In this context, India is playing against Ireland today. The Indian team won the toss and chose to bat. Shebali and Smriti Mandana opened the game. Shebali was dismissed for 24 runs off 29 balls. Harmanpreet, the next captain, scored 13 runs in 20 balls and got out. Richa Ghosh is out for no runs.
At the other end, Smriti Mandhana was swinging tremendously. He was dismissed after scoring 87 runs off 56 balls. His innings included 9 fours and 3 sixes. Deepti is ducked out. Jemima was dismissed for 19 runs off 12 balls. India scored 155 runs for the loss of 6 wickets at the end of 20 overs. Ireland are chasing the target of 156 runs to win. The team lost two wickets in the first over.
Vice-captain @mandhana_smriti led the charge with the bat & was #TeamIndia‘s top performer from the first innings of the #INDvIRE #T20WorldCup clash
A summary of her knock pic.twitter.com/j5yvQNmGZi