Confidence and calculative approach helped us in T20 series vs England: Harmanpreet Kaur | cricket news
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur With a comprehensive eight wicket victory over England in the second T20 International, County Ground, Derby, confidence and a calculated approach helped the visitors level the three-game streak. After a disappointing defeat in Game 1 in wet and humid conditions, India bounced back in style to pick up a morale-boosting victory and lead the series in Bristol on Thursday until the final. “I’m really happy, we played well. Everyone was hoping to win today, that’s what I’m happy about. We have plans for all batters, but it was important that we execute, defenders. Well supported players, Harmanpreet said after Tuesday night’s game.
“We are improving as a team on the pitch, the way Radha lined up, she got injured in the last match, I’m happy with her commitment today. Whenever we beat together (Smriti and I) for trust, we can calculate the contact well, the left-right combination is always good for us, “she said.
opener Smriti Mandhana, whose glittering half-century of unbeaten record (79 out of 53 balls) saw India secure a crucial victory for the visitors, said the aim was to get back strong and level the series.
“We were looking forward to getting back strong and leveling the series. I pushed myself and was happy to be able to contribute to the victory. The weather is good to beat (in England) before the Commonwealth Games, I think it gave me a nice touch, ”Smriti said.
“Player of the Match – In T20 cricket you try to get the team off to a good start. It is a pleasure to contribute to the team, “he added.
Smriti praised his opening partner Shefali Verma, with whom he added 55 points for the opening wicket, which helped India find momentum early in their quest.
“It depends on the day and the bowlers. Two years ago he (Shafali Verma may have just been trying to dominate, but now he knows who to aim for and respects good bowling. The good thing is that we can both enjoy the power of the serve, the one who is up is the leader in the game. Do this”.
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