India succumbed to a 41-run defeat to England in the first T20 of the three-match series . Smriti Mandhana was doing a captaincy debut.
India were 119 for six after Tammy Beaumont (62 off 57) and skipper Heather Knight (40 off 20) steered England to 160 for four in 20 overs.
The loss, India’s fifth is quite astonishing with new coach WV Raman at helm.
Scores of the match
England 160/4 in 20 overs (Dannielle Wyatt 35, Tammy Beaumont 62, Heather Knight 40, R. Yadav 2/33) bt India 119/6 in 20 overs (Shikha Pandey 23*, Brunt 2/21, Smith 2/22).