India Women vs West Indies Women Highlights, Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur hit centuries as India bounced back from the New Zealand loss to record a 155-run win over West Indies. Follow IND W vs WI W Highlights from Seddon Park, Hamilton.
India vs West Indies Highlights: Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored tons before Indian bowlers fired in unison to propel the team to a 155-run win over West Indies at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews added 81 in the first powerplay to help West Indies start off well against the Indians. But things changed quickly after Meghna Singh and Sneh Rana picked up two wickets each, leaving West Indies reeling at 114/4. West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals to eventually get bowled out for 162, handing India a massive 155-run win. Rana returned with three wickets while Meghna plucked two wickets. Earlier, Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored brilliant tons to help India reach 317/8. Smriti hit 123 while Harmanpreet scored 109 to control run-flow in the Indian innings. India won the toss and elected to bat first before Yastika Bhatia produced a brisk 31 to help the team get off to a flier. She departed after a 21-ball 31, which was followed by the exit of Mithali Raj (5) and Deepti Sharma (15), leaving India tottering at 78/3. Smriti and Harmanpreet then struck splendid knocks and put up a century stand to steer the team past the 200-run mark. Follow IND W vs WI W Highlights and Updates from Seddon Park, Hamilton.
India Women vs West Indies W Live: ‘Everybody knew importance of this game’
“Couldn’t have asked for a better effort from the girls. The way they stepped up in a crunch game like this. It had a lot to do with the nerves, Everybody knew about the importance of this game. We needed to step up,” says Mithali.
IND W vs WI W Live: ‘Batters who came in didn’t capitalize’
“I don’t think we bowled the way we wanted to. Gave away too many short balls. I thought Harman and Smriti batted really well. We just couldn’t get back from that. The start they gave us was brilliant. Probably it was important for one of them to stay there. But they did really well. The batters who came in didn’t capitalize,” says opposition skipper Taylor on her team’s defeat.
India women vs West Indies Live Updates: Smriti Mandhana is Player of the Match
India have secured the top spot in the points table with NRR of +1.33. Mandhana is Player of the Match but she decides to share it with Harmanpreet.
IND vs WI : Match Summary
The West Indies team started the chase in a great manner getting to 100 runs without any loss in the first 12 overs itself and it seemed like a tight game was in the making. However, Deandra Dottin, who top-scored with 62 off 46 balls for women from the Caribbean, was feeling uncomfortable with injury and got out eventually to Sneh Rana. Post her dismissal, the rest of the team fell for only 62 more runs as West Indies were all out for 162 in the 41st over. Sneh Rana finished with figures of 3/22 in her 9.3 overs.
Earlier in the day, the Indian team got to a great total as centuries from Mandhana and Harmanpreet took the women in blue to 317/8 in the 50 overs. Those two were the pillars of strength for the teams as they added 184 for the fourth wicket, the highest ever fourth-wicket stand for India Women in ODIs. The West Indies bowlers were off the mark and Anisa Mohammed picked two wickets for 59 runs.
India Women Playing 11
West Indies Women Playing 11
Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Kycia Knight, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Rashada Williams, Cherry Ann Fraser