India suffer comprehensive 38-run defeat against England in first women's T20I

Updated: Dec 6 2023 10:47PM

By Devarchit Varma

India suffer comprehensive 38-run defeat against England in first women's T20I

Mumbai, Dec 6 (PTI) India failed miserably in all departments of the game as they suffered a comprehensive 38-run defeat against England in the first T20I of the three match series here on Wednesday.

After opting to bowl, India dished out a shoddy fielding and bowling performance -- except for Renuka Singh's 3/27 -- to allow England post 197 for 6 and then could only score 159 for 6 in 20 overs to lose the match and concede 1-0 lead to England in the series.

Only Shafali Verma (52 off 42 balls) could score big in the Indian run chase. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (26) and Richa Ghosh (21) failed to convert their starts as India failed to mount a serious challenge to the big target.