Ryana MacDonald-Gay picks 6 Wickets against India in Warm-Up Match

India are scheduled to play England in a 6-match white-ball series starting on the 10th of September with the opening T20I. Before the start of the series, India contested a warmup game against the England women’s development squad and a detailed report of the same is shared below.

Indian Women's Cricket Team at World Cup 2022. PC: Getty Images
Indian Women’s Cricket Team at World Cup 2022. PC: Getty Images

SQUAD FOR THE WARMUP GAMES –

England women development :

Tammy Beaumont (C), M Kelly, BAM Heath(WK), GE Scrivens, DR Gibson, AN Davidson-Richards, LCN Smith, RL Macdonald-Gay, GEA Potts, A Stonehouse, HL Baker, LE Scott

India Women:

Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Sabbhineni Meghana, Debnath Hemalatha, Richa Ghosh (WK), Kiran Navgire

1st innings : India – 149/10 (19.5)

India in to bat first were off to a great start with Sabbhineni Meghana taking control, Shafali Verma’s quiet stay on the other end came to a close on 12(11) with 41 on board in 5.1 overs. Skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur departed for a 5-ball duck and then Meghana alongside Hemalatha stitched a little partnership before departing on 41(30). Indian middle order; Hemalatha, Ghosh, Navgire and Vastrakar departed after starts on scores of 26(19), 22(19), 14(10) and 16(12). Deepti and Sneh departed on scores of 6 and Renuka Thakur on first ball duck at a score of 149.

Ryana MacDonald-Gay was the star of the show for England with 6 wickets to her name, closed out on figures of 3.5-1-18-6. Others on the wickets list were Gibson with a couple, Alice Richards and GEA Potts with a wicket each.

2nd innings: England women development – 15/1 (2)

Kelly departed early on 6(3) off Deepti Sharma’s bowling as B Heath had joined Tammy Beaumont and the two remained unbeaten on 1(2) and 8(7) respectively, but no further play was possible due to rain and the game eventually concluded with a result.

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For the game to end with a result, it simply is as English an end it could get. Anyways, there’s enough to like in the fact that India took the field and batted a complete inning and have gained match fitness to some degree.

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