England Women defeat India A by 6 wickets

The visitor, which had defeated India A by 45 runs in the first practice match on Monday, continued its winning streak at the Brabourne Stadium.

Danielle Wyatt's 2 for 7 played a crucial role in restricting the host to a paltry score of 85. (File Photo)   -  GETTY IMAGES

England women notched up their second successive win, thrashing India A by six wickets in a warm-up T20 game here on Tuesday.

The visitor, which had defeated India A by 45 runs in the first practice match on Monday, continued its winning streak at the Brabourne Stadium.

After restricting India A to a paltry 85 for nine, England overhauled the target with utmost ease before going on to post 210 for four on the board, batting out its entire quota of 20 overs.

It was left-arm medium pacer Katie George, who wrecked havoc on the host after it chose to bat; she returned exceptional figures of 4 for 6. Her scalps included D. Hemalatha (9), H.B. Deol (0), Monikha Das (0) and Radha Yadav (3).

George was superbly aided by skipper Danielle Wyatt (2-7), Natalie Sciver (1-5), Danielle Hazell (1-10) and Alice Davidson Richards (1-14).

For India A, Vanitha V.R. (40 in 51 balls) showed some resistance, but ran out of support at the other end.

While chasing, England batters made a mockery of a listless India A attack with Sciver (54 retired out) hitting a fine half-century.

Skipper Wyatt (46 retired out), Tamsin Beaumont (31), wicketkeeper Amy Jones (21), Alice Davidson Richards (26 not out) and Jennifer Gun (16 not out) got much-needed batting practice ahead of the three-nation T20 series, which begins Thursday at the same venue.

Besides England, India and Australia are the other two nations competing in the Tri-Series.

Brief Scores: India A 85/9 (Vanitha VR 40, Katie George 4-6) lost to England Women 210/4 (Natalie Sciver 54, Shannti Kumari 2-34) by six wickets.