Women's World Cup: Indian women defeats West Indies by 155 runs

Hamilton: 

Indian women have recovered from the wounds of defeat against New Zealand as the Women in Blue marked a huge 155 runs victory against West Indies on Saturday.

The bowlers complimented the blasting performance of Indian batters as they dimissed all 10 players of the opponents with 9 overs and 3 balls to spare. 

Sneh Rana scalped three wickets in the innings which was supported by Meghna Singh’s two wickets at crucial times. Jhulan Goswami dismissed Anisa Mohammed after 35.5 overs to become the highest wicket-taker in the world in ICC women’s world cup.

Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews gave a strong start to their side but all went in vain after the duo was removed by Indian bowlers. 

The blasting performane of opening batter Mandhana gave a support of 123 runs which was complemented by Harmanpreet’s 109 off 107 deliveries. Indian put on board their highest World Cup total of 317 to challenge Windies women in the third fixture of World Cup.

For West Indies, Anisa Mohammed scalped two wickets while Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, and Aaliyah Alleyne took one apiece.

Opting to bat first, opener Yastika Bhatia helped India make a fast start in Hamilton. Bhatia smashed 31 off just 21 deliveries before departing. Shakera Selman made the breakthrough in the 7th over.

Indian skipper Mithali Raj (5) holed out shortly after as India were reduced to 58/2 in the 10th over. Deepti Sharma was then removed by experienced Anisa Mohammed in the 14th over.

With Women in Blue looking in trouble, the other Indian opener Smriti Mandhana applied caution as she snitched a crucial partnership with the experienced middle-order batter Harmanpreet Kaur. India reached 125/3 at the 25-over mark of their innings.

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