The unbeaten century (106 runs) of opener Smriti Madhana and a spinner’s bowl, India continued their winning campaign in their second match of the ICC Women’s World Cup by defeating West Indies by seven wickets on Thursday with fourty five balls to spare. This win has made India four out of two matches, while West Indies’ second consecutive defeat is. India will now play their next match against Pakistan in the Darby on July 2.
In their first match, the target of 184 against the Indian team, which defeated hosts England by 35 runs. After recovering from injury, Mandhana, who retained his superb form, retained his unbeaten form with an unbeaten 106 off 108 balls with 13 fours and two sixes. He added 108 runs for the third wicket with captain Mitali Raj (46) and also helped the team to recover from their initial shock, with a big victory. India scored 186 for three wickets in 42.3 overs.
Earlier, in front of the bowling of the Indian spinners, the West Indies team first got 183 runs from eight wickets in 50 overs in the first 50 overs. His score was 91 runs at a time, but he was able to reach the respectable score with 9th-ranked batsman Effie Fletcher (36 not out) and eighth-ranked Shanelle Daley (33). Apart from these, opener Haley Mathews contributed 43 runs.
The foundation of victory of India is laid by the spinners. Leg spinner Poonam Yadav took two for 19 runs in ten overs. Off-spinner Deepti Sharma scored two for 27 runs, Harmanpreet Kaur scored 42 runs and left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht took one wicket for 23 runs.
India did not start well. He lost the wicket of Poonam Raut in the first over, who was caught behind the wicket in an attempt to hook a short pitch ball. At that time India’s account was not even open. Due to his retirement, Deepti (6), despite spending enough time on the crease, became stooped down at Stephanie Taylor’s off break.
Mandana, who scored brilliant innings of 90 runs in the last match against England, has embarked on a strategy to dominate bowlers from the start. In the fifth over of the innings, Shamilia Connell gave a proof of six in the midwicket and then chawed it. This 20-year-old batsman completed his fifties at 57 balls with a run on Taylor and then sent the ball to Chedean Nation for six runs.
Mithali scored a half-century in consecutive eighth and missed out with his record only four runs. When it seemed that he would easily reach the milestone, he was caught off the mid-off. Off-spinner Mathews. The Indian captain played the role of an altercation during his innings and faced 88 balls and scored three boundaries. Mardana kept one end though. He completed his second century of tea with a beautiful drive on Taylor’s ball, and then also made the highest score of his career by scoring a winning chase on Mathews. Mona Meshram remained unbeaten 18 runs.
Earlier, the West Indies score was 29 runs without any loss after six overs but the spin bowlers were faltered as the spinners bowled. Mithali made a spin attack for the first time as Ekta Bisht and the left-handed spinner took the opening batsman Felicia Walters (Nine) to the wicketkeeper Sushma Verma at the very first ball.