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India women gear up for must-win tie against UK 

Unlucky to have lost the previous tie against Pakistan by just two runs via D/L method, the Indian women’s cricket team will be fighting a survival battle when it takes on a strong England side at the ICC World Twenty20 here tomorrow.

A defeat tomorrow would virtually throw the home team out of the competition and the Mithali Raj-led side would hope to put their best foot forward against the English eves.

Unlike the previous edition, where India women were ousted in the group stages, they are a strong contender this time around, courtesy their recent good showing in the T20 format, including a historic 2-1 away series win over mighty Australia in January followed by the 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the run up to the ongoing World T20.

In their last match also, India could have won the tie had rains not played spoilsport.

Although the hosts had posted a meagre 96 for seven and had also started badly in their defence, they had pulled things back and had reduced Pakistan to 77 for six in 16 overs when the heavens opened up.

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