Anya Shrubsole and Nat Sciver inspire England Women to T20 win over India in Tri-Series
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Last Updated: 07/02/20 6:02pm
Anya Shrubsole took three wickets and Natalie Sciver scored a half-century as England Women beat India Women by four wickets in the Australia Tri-Nation Women's T20 Series.
Shrubsole (3-31) - back in the side after missing the last game through an injury to her foot - led a disciplined bowling effort that pegged India back after a quick start and saw them finish on 123-6.
In reply, England lost three early wickets but Sciver (50 off 38 balls) was assured throughout, combining initially with captain Heather Knight and then putting on 49 with Fran Wilson to break the back of the chase.
Sciver will be disappointed to have been dismissed with the finish line in sight but it was a mature and reassuring innings from the all-rounder.
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She had earlier gone at just 5.50 runs from her two overs, with Knight also exploiting the slow surface to race through three overs for just 10 runs. But it was Shrubsole who was awarded the Player of the Match award for dismissing Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur and Taniya Bhatia.
England will face Australia in the final game of the Tri-Series group stage on Sunday, with the start time having been moved to 12.40am (GMT) to accommodate the Bushfire Cricket Bash.
Reflecting on the victory, Sciver said: "We bowled well to keep them to 120-odd and I'm happy to have stayed out there and got us towards the win. I didn't feel great throughout my innings and I would have liked to have been there at the end but it was a good win.
"We had to utilise the conditions, both us and Australia had used the short ball against India in Canberra but today's track was slow so there were a lot of cutters and pace-off options.
"It's good to win and we can take confidence from this going into the World Cup. Lisa's been great since she's come in, her and Tim Macdonald. We're trying to take a bit more ownership as players and it all feels happy and relaxed at the moment, hopefully we can keep that going and keep improving."
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