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India vs England, Women’s T20I: India look to end 5-match losing streak

first_img Indo-Asian News Service GuwahatiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 19:48 IST Indian women’s team looks to return to winning ways (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian women’s team suffered a 41-run defeat vs England in the first T20IThe Indian women’s team has lost five matches in a row in the shortest formatIn the absence of regular skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana is leading the teamIndian women’s tam would want to bounce back and return to winning ways in their second T20 International against England in Guwahati on Thursday.The Indian team has lost five matches in a row in the shortest format, the latest being their 41-run defeat to England in the first T20 on Sunday.Leading up to the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, coach W.V. Raman would be well aware that the team needs to work on a lot of areas.Veteran Mithali Raj, who is likely to retire from the shortest format before the World Cup, would like to get some runs under her belt in the second T20 after scoring just seven in the first.The batting failed in the first rubber with the lower order stemming the rot. The likes of Shikha Pandey (23 not out), Deepti Sharma (22 not out) and Arundhati Reddy (18) did get some runs but the ask was far too much for them in the end.The bowling lacked control too, with the likes of Deepti, Arundhati and Radha Yadav leaking runs.Medium pacer Shikha Pandey (1/18) and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav (0/18) were economical but they would need support from their colleagues to keep the England batters at bay.England are the in-form side with Tammy Beaumont (62 off 57), skipper Heather Knight (40 off 20) and Danielle Wyatt (35) looking good in the last game. The visitors, who produced an all round show, would like to continue their dominance in the second match too.Squads:India: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Bharti Fulmali, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Komal Zanzad, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurty, Harleen DeoladvertisementEngland: Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Freya Davies, Georgia Elwiss, Amy Ellen Jones, Heather Knight (Captain), Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt, Alex HartleyAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Smriti MandhanaFollow Heather Knight India vs England, Women’s T20I: India look to end 5-match losing streakIndia vs England, Women’s T20I: The Indian team has lost five matches in a row in the shortest format, the latest being their 41-run defeat to England in the first T20 on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

Elections Commissioner happy with polls conduct

He said that 35 suspects were arrested in relation to election related violations and they will be produced in court.Meanwhile Deshapriya said that he could not announce the exact voter turnout until all the votes are counted.He also said that some media institutions had violated election laws while the internet was also used to spread false propaganda against the Elections Department. (Colombo Gazette) “I am very happy that there were no serious incidents. Most of the complaints we received were only during the last one and a half hours before voting ended,” he said. He said that there were 226 election related complaints filed with the Elections Department but they were not serious in nature. Deshapriya urged the public to accept both victory and defeat peacefully and not harass anyone after the final election result is released.Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that there were no complaints of any serious incidents reported. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that he was happy with the manner in which the Parliamentary election was conducted today.Speaking to reporters at a media briefing at the end of the election, Deshapriya said that, when compared to past elections, the election held today was peaceful. read more