The National Womens team, second and third day report from Sweden
Day 2 - Two T20s
Our women team played two T20s against the Swedish on the second day of the trip. We lost the toss on both occasions and were asked to bat first.
In the first game we had a rocky start and managed a low total. The bowlers did a good job but 48 was tough to defend and we lost by 6 wickets.
The batting unit bounced back in the second game and put up a decent score of 92. However we the Swedish opener and middle order batted well and chased is down in the 15 over.
Day 3 - The T20i
This was the "big one". We had as many as 5 debuts. We remained unlucky with toss and we're again asked to bat first. The Swedish got better of us in the first innings. While our opener stayed there till the end, frequent wickets from the other end and lack of partnership meant we had again to defend a low score of 52. The bowling and fielding unit were pumped up and determined to defend with whatever it would take. We kept getting wickets at regular intervals and never allowed the Swedish to settle down. There were beautiful catches, intense lbw appeals and a sharp run out. We needed two more wickets and there a couple of half chances that did not come our way. Eventually the Swedish team won by 2 wickets. Our team showed a lot of character and intensity. And there were lots of learning. That's what we bring back from this tour. We are determined to come back stronger.