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Watch: Radha Yadav takes a blinder at long-on in the second T20I between India and England

India sealed the victory by eight wickets to set up a thrilling series finale in Bristol on Thursday.

Radha Yadav

In the second T20I of the three-match series between India and England, India completed a comprehensive victory against the hosts at the County Ground on Tuesday. India sealed the victory by eight wickets to set up a thrilling series finale in Bristol on Thursday.

The series is now leveled at 1-1 after England blew away India in the series opener, winning the match by nine wickets on Saturday. The visitors put up dominating show on display as they outplayed the English team in all aspects of the game. Out of all the impressive performances from the Indian team, Radha Yadav stole the show with her stunning catch in the first innings.

England won the toss and batted first in the second T20I with hopes of emulating their heroics in the series opener. But Harmanpreet Kaur’s side crushed all their hopes by making a terrific comeback in the series and dismissing the English openers cheaply inside the powerplay.

After losing three quick wickets inside the first three overs, England were in a spot of bother, before Bryony Smith and Amy Jones came together to stabilize the innings. But just when England thought that they were back in the game, Radha Yadav pulled off an incredible catch to put a halt to the budding partnership in the eighth over. One of the best fielders in the side, Yadav sprinted from long on to complete a sensational catch to dismiss Bryony Smith.

Watch the catch here:

Notably, Radha Yadav left the field in the previous game after an injury concern. She was in doubt for the second T20I after diving in the series opener to stop the ball and injuring herself. The Indian skipper had criticized the damp conditions in the previous encounter, which played a part in the injury to one of her best outfielders.

Coming back to the match, India restricted the home side to a decent 142/6 in their 20 overs after Sneh Rana’s marvellous bowling spell of 3/24. The visitors, unlike their opponents, got off to a blistering start in their chase as Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana took advantage of the field restrictions. Mandhana went on to compile a scintillating unbeaten 79 off just 53 deliveries, prolonging her tremendous form in the shortest format of the game as India got home in a canter with more than three overs to spare.

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