England Women suffered a shocking 4-run defeat against India Women in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. The Women in Blue along with Smriti Mandhana’s fastest fifty scored 164/5 after opting to bat first. England’s stand-in skipper Nat Sciver along with opener Wyatt scored crucial runs for the side, but a disciplined bowling display by Indian bowlers led way to their place for the gold medal match.
During this game, England pacer Katherine Brunt was in close notice for her behaviour. Brunt has been officially reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the semifinal game against India in Birmingham.
She is said to have breached Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. This article is set to relate to using of audible obscenity during an international match.
Notably, the incident is said to have occurred in the 17th over of India innings when Brunt used an inappropriate language after a catch dropped off Deepti Sharma. Katherine Brunt has admitted and accepted the sanction proposed by the panel of match referees.
“In addition to this one demerit point has been added to Brunt’s disciplinary record, for whom it was the second offence in 24-month period, taking her cumulative demerit points to two,” part of the ICC’s official media release read.
Medal assured for India Women
With a close four run win over England, India Women assured of another medal for the country. The Harmanpreet-led side will take on Australia Women in the final of the Commonwealth Games Women’s T20 match on Sunday at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.