England’s women’s team won the T20 series from New Zealand. For England, fast bowler Freya Davis took four for 23, while Natalie Siver and Sarah Glenn took two wickets each.
Wellington A superb bowling by Freya Davis and a half-century from Tammy Beaumont helped the England women’s team take an unassailable 2–0 lead in the three-match series after beating hosts New Zealand by six wickets in the second T20 International cricket match here on Friday.
New Zealand’s team got only 123 runs for nine wickets after being invited to bat first. Only four of his batsmen reached double digits, with Amy Satterweight contributing the most 49 runs. For England, fast bowler Freya Davis took four wickets for 23 runs while Natalie Siver and Sarah Glenn took two wickets each.
England achieved the target by losing four wickets in 17.2 overs. He also did not start well and at one time his score was 30 runs for two wickets. After this Beaumont (63 off 53 balls) and captain Heather Knight (39 off 39 balls) shared an 83-run partnership for the third wicket which proved decisive.
Sri Lanka equalized in the series after defeating the West Indies by 43 runs with Vinindudu Hasranga, Aquila Dhananjay and Dhanushka Gunatilaka taking eight wickets apiece. Sri Lanka named four spinners in the team on a slow pitch and this strategy proved to be effective.
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Sri Lanka batting first scored 160 for six wickets. West Indies team 18 in response. He was dismissed for 117 in 4 overs. Vanindudu Hasranga, Aquila Dhananjay and Dhanushka Gunatilaka combined for eight wickets.
Sri Lanka named four spinners in the team on a slow pitch and this strategy proved to be effective. West Indies wickets kept falling at regular intervals and their batsmen could not play openly.
Dhananjay, who hit six sixes in the same over after scoring a hat-trick in the first match of the series, took one wicket for 13 runs in four overs.
Left-arm spinner Traits Sandakan 3. He took three wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs which included the wicket of Caribbean captain Kieron Pollard (13).
Pollard had hit six sixes in an over in the last match and he became the third batsman after Yuvraj Singh and Herschelle Gibbs to do this feat in an international match. However, he could not repeat this performance here.
Hasranga took three wickets for 17 runs and also scored an unbeaten 19 which was elected man of the match.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss earlier and took the right decision to bat. Gunatilaka and Pathum Nasinka added 95 runs for the first wicket. Nisanka scored 37 and Gunatilaka hit a half-century in 35 balls.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is on his way to becoming an all-time great. He said that he would become an all-time great player of all formats in the coming years.
Ahmedabad. Former captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly on Friday praised young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who scored a century in the fourth and last Test match against England, on Friday, saying that in the coming years he will be playing all-time formats. Will make great players.
Pant’s 118-ball 101 helped the Indian team take a big lead against England. In response to England’s 205 runs, the team was struggling for 146 for six at a time, but Pant gave the match the stand of the match. By the end of the second day’s play, India had scored 294 for seven wickets in the first innings, taking their lead to 89 runs.
Ganguly wrote on Twitter, « How awesome is that? Unbelievable, a brilliant innings played under pressure. » This will happen neither the first time nor the last time. He will become a great batsman in all formats in the coming years. Continue to bat aggressively in a similar manner. He will continue to be a match winner and a special player. «
Pant was struggling to make a place in the Indian team for some time back but gave India a historic win by batting brilliantly in the Test series in Australia.
He is part of the Indian team selected for the limited overs series against England.
On Friday, he played a century when the Indian batsmen were struggling against the England bowlers. He completed a century by hitting a six off Dom Bess.
Australia beat New Zealand by 50 runs with an unbeaten half-century from captain Aaron Finch. New Zealand were ahead 2–0 in the series after winning the opening two matches but Australia returned to victory by winning two consecutive matches.
Wellington After the unbeaten 79-run stand by skipper Aaron Finch, a strong performance by the bowlers saw Australia beat New Zealand by 50 runs in the fourth T20 International cricket match on Friday to tie the five-match series 2–2.
Australia won the toss and batting first, after scoring 156 wickets for six wickets in 20 overs, reduced New Zealand’s innings to just 106 runs in 18.5 overs.
The final and decisive match of the series will be played on 7 March. New Zealand were ahead 2–0 in the series after winning the first two matches but Australia returned to victory by winning two consecutive matches.
Man of the match Finch was unbeaten in the opening innings and faced 55 balls and hit five fours and four sixes. He hit all sixes in the last over of Kyle Jamieson’s innings.
From the other end, however, Matthew Wade (14), Jose Philip (13), Glenn Maxwell (18) and Marcus Stoinis (19) failed to convert a good start into a big innings. For New Zealand, Ish Sodhi took three wickets while Trent Boult took two wickets and Mitchell Santner took one wicket.
The New Zealand team, chasing the target, kept losing wickets at regular intervals and did not appear to win at any point during the innings. Jamieson, who came in to bat at number 9, contributed 30 runs from 18 balls to reach the team’s score of 100.
For Australia, fast bowler Kane Richardson took three while Ashton Agar, Adam Jampa and Glenn Maxwell’s trio of spinners picked up 2-2 wickets.
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