To coast past Australia in their Twenty20 tri-series opener, the England women put in a polished all-round display.
Tammy Beaumont an unbeaten 58 from 44 to get England to their target of 150 while Nat Sciver thrashed 68 not out from 43 balls with three overs to spare and eight wickets in hand in Mumbai.
Despite 65 runs of Rachael Haynes, the tight bowling and smart fielding tkept Australia restricted to 149-8. On Sunday, England will play India. Before final on 31st March, teams play each other twice. On Thursday, Australia defeated India in the series opener.
England batter Tammy Beaumont said: “It bodes well for the rest of the tournament. Maybe there were a lot of doubts over us, coming out here with an inexperienced squad, people might have thought that we would struggle against a strong Australian team.
“It’s good to put that marker out there, but that’s the nature of T20 cricket. If one of their top-order players had come off, they might have got to 180 or 190. Playing India in India is never easy, so it’s an exciting prospect to see how we go against them on Sunday.”
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