Mumbai: England Women warmed up in style ahead of the upcoming T20 tri-series as they defeated India A by 45 runs in the first of the two practice games on 19 March
England women shone with both bat and ball as they looked to get used to the conditions.
Besides England and hosts India, Australia are the other side in the tri-series.
After posting a massive 176 for four, England women bundled out the hosts for 131 at the Brabourne Stadium.
Electing to bat, the visitors rode on half centuries by Bryony Smith (50 off 38 balls), Tamsin Beaumont (57 not out off 41 balls) and skipper Heather Knight (52 off 24 balls).
The English batter hammered a listless India A bowling attack.
For the India side, Radha Yadav (2 for 37) was the pick of the bowlers.
While chasing, D Hemalatha (41 off 32 balls) waged a lone battle as the others failed to contribute.
S Meghana (8), Vanitha V R (23), H B Deol (5) Tarannum Pathan (0), Sheral Rozario (10), Radha Yadav (17), Arundhathi Reddy (9), R Kalpana (7), Shannti Kumari (4) fell cheaply as the side was bowled out in exactly 20 overs.
For the visitors, medium pacers Anya Shrubsole (2 for 23), Natasha Farrant (2 for 21) and Natalie Sciver (2 for 26) picked up two wickets each.
The second warm-up game will be held on 20 March.
England Women (176/4, Tamsin Beaumont 57 not out, Radha Yadav 2-37) won against India-A 131 all out (D Hemalatha 41, Natasha Farrant 2-21) by 45 runs.
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