Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight steer England to T20 victory over India

first_imgEngland women’s cricket team Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Share via Email Women’s cricket Share on WhatsApp Cricket Share on Twitter Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight starred with the bat as England secured a comprehensive 41-run win in the first of their three Twenty20 internationals against India in Guwahati. Read morecenter_img Beaumont (62) and Danielle Wyatt (35) shared an opening stand of 89 before Knight hit 40 off 20 balls as England posted an imposing total of 160 for four.Spinner Linsey Smith then removed Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues off consecutive balls to leave India on 23 for three in the fourth over.When Anya Shrubsole dismissed Veda Krishnamurthy at the halfway mark the hosts were in deep trouble on 46 for five.Shikha Pandey helped steady the ship as she top-scored with an unbeaten 23 but India fell well short, reaching 119 for six from their 20 overs.• Comments on this piece are premoderated to ensure discussion remains on topics raised by the writer. Please be aware there may be a short delay in comments appearing on the site. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Topics match reports Share on Pinterest Australia’s women close super summer with series whitewash Support The Guardian Share on Facebooklast_img read more