Indian women’s cricket team beat West Indies by 56 runs
Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur hit half-centuries
India’s second consecutive win in T20 triangular series
New Delhi. India registered its second consecutive win in the triangular T20 series being played in South Africa. The Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur defeated the West Indies by 56 runs in the second match. Captain Harmanpreet and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana both played an important role in India’s victory in this match. There was an unbeaten 115-run partnership for the third wicket between the two. During this, half-centuries came out of both the bats. Thanks to the innings of Smriti-Harmanpreet, India added 167 runs in the first 20 overs at the loss of 2 wickets and then won the match by 56 runs by stopping the West Indies at a score of 111. Earlier, India had defeated South Africa in the match played.
For India, Deepti Sharma took maximum 2 wickets for 29 runs in 4 overs. Apart from him, Shikha Pandey, who appeared in T20 match for the first time after October 2021, also bowled tightly. He gave only 18 runs in 4 overs.
slow start, stormy end
In this match, batting first, India scored 60 runs for 2 wickets in the first 10 overs. At the same time, in the next 10 overs, he added 107 runs without losing any wicket. Means Team India started slowly but finished the innings in a stormy manner. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur had a big hand in this. Please tell that due to illness, Captain Harmanpreet could not play the first match. She made up for it against the West Indies. Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 56 in 35 balls. He hit 8 fours. At the same time, Mandhana scored an unbeaten 74 with the help of 10 fours and a six.
West Indies team was able to score only 111 runs.
Chasing the target of 168 runs, there was a big partnership from West Indies captain Hayley Mathews and Shemaine Campbell. There was a partnership of 71 runs between the two. But the West Indies batsmen could not open their hands in front of India’s tight bowling. West Indies played full 20 overs. But, could only hang 111 runs on the scoreboard.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 24, 2023, 07:35 IST