England women run into form in T20 warm-up

England posted a tough total of 176 for 4 wickets and got the better of the India `A’ team by 45 runs at the Cricket Club of India on Monday.

Tamsin Beaumont scored a half-century in the warm-up.   -  Getty Images (File Photo)

The England women’s team made the most of the first Twenty20 warm-up and got the better of the India `A’ team by 45 runs at the Cricket Club of India on Monday.

Getting a feel of the second string Indian attack and the conditions at the Brabourne Stadium Bryony Smith,Tamsin Beaumont, Heather Knight scored half centuries to enable their team post a tough total of 176 for 4 wickets. Then the bowlers Anya Shrubsole, Natasha Farrant, Natalie Sciver took two wickets each to restrict  the home side to 131. D. Hemlatha made a 32-ball 41 with seven 4s.

The second warm up match will be played at the same venue on Tuesday.

India, Australia and England will play a Twenty20 triangular at the CCI from March 22 to 31.
 

The scores:
England 176 for 4 in 20 overs (Bryony Smith 50,Tamsin Beaumont 57 not out, Heather Knight 52, Radha Yadav two for 37) beat India `A’  131 in 20 overs (D.Hemalath 41, Anya Shrubsole two for 23, Natasha Farrant two for two for 21, Natalie Sciver two for 26).

 

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