After 3 overs, India 26/0 — Mandhana 7, Verma 18: Shafali Verma welcomes Sophie Ecclestone to the bowling crease with a four and six! Both slog sweeps. Both well-timed. Shafali putting pressure on England’s key bowler at the very start. What a talent. Good start for India in Hove.
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After 2 overs, India 15/0: Looks like immediate correction from Shafali Verma after the dismissal from the first T20I. Still trying to get legside of the ball like she tends to but not moving so far as she did against Brunt in that match, and using a more solid base to just use the pace. Guided past third for four, Mandhana did that earlier in the over too. Two boundaries in that over.
After 1 over, India 4/0: A couple of streaky outside edges as India start off with a collection of singles in that over. Katherine Brunt from the other end.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma are in the middle, the former takes strike. Nat Sciver starts for England. We are underway in Hove!
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