Amanjot Kaur, the Indian substitute fielder, managed to take a one-handed stunner of a catch to send Alice Capsey of England back to the pavilion in the second T20I. But , the effort from the 23-year-old went in vain at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as England defeated India by four wickets to secure an unassailable 2-0 lead in a three-match series.
In the 10th over of the England innings, needing 13 more runs for victory while chasing a paltry target of 81 runs, Alice Capsey faced up to the left-arm finger spinner Saika Ishaque. The right-handed batter tried to clear the fielder at cover off a flighted delivery, but she could only manage to find the substitute fielder Amanjot Kaur, who flew in the air to take a one-handed stunner to her left.
Watch the one-handed stunner from Amanjot Kaur here:
The next over saw England lose two more wickets of Amy Jones and Freya Kemp off the bowling of Deepti Sharma on consecutive deliveries to get reduced to 73-6. But the calming influence of the experienced Sophie Ecclestone showed through with the bat, who scored nine off five balls to take her team over the line against a resilient Indian bowling group.
Earlier, India was bundled out for just 80 runs before their allotted 20 overs in one of the worst batting performances in the T20I format for the women’s team in recent memory. With the three-match series secured by England with a 2-0 margin already, the Indian women’s team will be looking forward to putting in a good performance during the final T20I in front of the home fans at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, December 9.