India Women vs West Indies Women, Women's T20I Tri-Series Highlights: India Hammer West Indies By 56 Runs
India Women vs West Indies Women Highlights: India secured a 56-run victory in their opening match of the tri-series.
India Women vs West Indies Women Highlights: India secured a thumping 56-run victory in their first match of the tri-series against West Indies. Smriti Mandhana (74) and Harmanpreet Kaur (56) remained unbeaten as India put a total of 167 runs on the board. In reply, West Indies could only score 111 runs. Shemaine Campbelle (47) and Hayley Matthews (37) were the top-scoring batters for the Caribbean side. (SCORECARD)
India Playing XI:Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Amanjot Kaur, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
West Indies Playing XI:Hayley Matthews (capt), Britney Cooper, Rashada Williams (wk), Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Chedean Nation, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Shanika Bruce, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz
IND vs WI T20I
We are back for the chase! The umpires and players have made their way out in the middle. Rashada Williams and Britney Cooper are out in the middle to open for West Indies Women. Shikha Pandey will start the proceedings for India Women with the ball. Here we go..
... The Run Chase ...
Shanika Bruce and Karishma Ramharack were the only wicket-takers for the West Indies Women. Their new ball bowlers Bruce and Shamilia Connell were tidy and did not give too many freebies but Connell did go for a bit of a tap in her final over. The support bowlers had a poor outing and the experienced Indian duo took them to the cleaners. West Indies Women now have the daunting task of chasing 168 against the Indian spinners. It will be a difficult ask for them and they will look at skipper Hayley Matthews to come out all guns blazing. Stay tuned as we shall be back with the West Indies Women's reply shortly.
A 115-run partnership off just 70 balls between Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur has taken India Women to 167 for 2 in their 20 overs. 64 runs came in the final five overs and it was total carnage by the Indian batters. India started off slowly. West Indies Women bowled tight lines and kept the pressure on the Indian batters. They were assisted by some good fielding too. India were reduced to 60 for 2 at the halfway mark. Kaur and Mandhana got going after that and took a liking to the bowlers. Rashada Williams spilled a few chances behind the stumps and Kaur made them pay for it. Mandhana batted through the innings and ended with 74* off 51 and Kaur in her comeback game notched up an unbeaten 56 off just 35 balls.
FOUR! Harmanpreet Kaur ends the innings in style! This is tossed up outside off, Kaur comes down the track and flat-bats it into the wide long off fence for a boundary. India Women finish with a big score of 167/2 on the board!
This is pushed through quicker on off stump, Smriti Mandhana plays it through covers for one.
FIFTY for the skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and what a quality knock this has been, a total game-changer. This is full and on leg stump, Kaur paddles it 'round the corner toward fine leg and picks up three runs.
Flatter delivery around off, Smriti Mandhana slaps it toward deep cover for one more.
Holds it back a touch and floats it outside off, Harmanpreet Kaur tries to drag the sweep shot but gets an inside edge off the pads. The ball rolls on the off side and they get a run.
This is flighted, on a length and Harmanpreet Kaur drags the sweep shot to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.