ICC Women's World Twenty20: India lose to England by five wickets

India will find it difficult to qualify for the semifinals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as they are yet to open account after two matches. They had lost to Sri Lanka by 22 runs in their campaign opener.

updated: March 27, 2014 19:00 IST
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Sylhet: Indian women's team produced a listless batting performance as they suffered a five-wicket loss at the hands of England to slump to their second consecutive defeat in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here on Wednesday.

Electing to bat, Indian women could only score 95 for nine in their allotted 20 overs with captain Mithali Raj being the only substantial scorer with a 56-ball 57. England chased down the target with 11 balls to spare at the Sylhet Stadium.

None of the England batswomen scored big and they were struggling at 34 for two in the sixth over but in the end the small target ensured that they won the match without much fuss as they reached 98 for five in 18.1 overs. Opener Sarah Taylor top-scored for England with a 29-ball 28 while Lydia Greenway contributed 26.

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