India’s teen sensation Harleen Deol received the hearts of followers and specialists as she pulled off a stunner to dismiss England girls batter Amy Jones throughout the first T20I in Northampton on Friday.
All of it occurred within the nineteenth over of the primary innings when Jones smashed the ball in direction of the vast long-off area, and Harleen produced a jaw-dropping effort first to avoid wasting the six after which full a surprising catch.
Jones walked again to the pavilion for a well-made 43 off simply 27 deliveries.
Regardless of Deol’s effort, England completed with 177 for seven on the finish of their 20 overs. India did bounce again with the successive dismissals of the hosts’ openers, who had laid a powerful basis by including 56 runs in 7.2 overs.
However England got here again strongly by including 90 runs within the final eight overs with Natalie Sciver (55 off 27) and Jones stitching a 78-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Right here is the video of Harleen Deol’s brilliance:
A incredible piece of fielding 👏
We end our innings on 177/7
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 9, 2021
Nonetheless, India’s chase suffered a major blow as they misplaced the wicket of inform Shafali Verma on the second supply of their innings. Katherine Brunt (1/11) cleaned up Verma for a duck.
Vice-captain Smriti Mandhana did her finest to maintain the vacationers within the recreation with an thrilling 29 off 17, solely to perish to Sciver (1/16) on the finish of the powerplay.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (1) as soon as once more fell cheaply, leaving India reeling at 47/3 within the seventh over. Victory appeared unlikely for the Girls in Blue, and it additionally proved when rain ended the match with India being 18 runs behind the par-score on DLS.