West Indies women destroyed, India claim T20I series

By November 14, 2019
Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma celebrate a wicket. Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma celebrate a wicket.

West Indies women’s seven-wicket loss to India at Providence on Wednesday meant the visitors took an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five-match T20I series.

Choosing to bat, the West Indies women were blown away, only managing 59-9 from their 20 overs, and despite a small stutter, India had no problems chasing down the total, getting to 60-3 in 16.4 overs.

When the West Indies women bat, only Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry, who both made 11, managed double figures against an all-round bowling performance from India.

In that bowling performance, Radha Yadav, 2-6, and Deepti Sharma, 2-12, enjoyed the best figures, while their was a wicket apiece for Anuja Patil, 1-13, Pooja Vastrakar, 1-9, Harmanpreet Kaur, 1-11, and Poonam Yadav, 1-8.

Natasha McLean, the only other wicket to fall on the day, was run out for three.

There was a scare for the Indians when they went to bat as Shafali Verma went for a duck and her opening partner, Smriti Mandhana, only managed three.

Kaur  and Jemimah Rodrigues came together and tried to stabilize the innings. Kaur only managed seven, but stayed long enough for Rodrigues to take the Indians close. Rodrigues would go on to score an unbeaten 40, while Sharma would also carry her bat with seven not out.

India had won the first T20I by 84 runs before taking a 2-0 lead after a 10-wicket win last Sunday. The final two games of the series of the series will be played in Providence on Sunday and again next Wednesday.

 

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