IND-W vs WI -W: India dominate West Indies as Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet shine in East London

Image Source: Getty IND-W vs WI -W: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet shine in East London, India dominates West Indies

The Indian women’s team registered their second win of the tri-series against the West Indies as they won by 56 runs. Brilliant innings of ‘Player of the Match’ Smriti Mandhana Saw the Indian team score 167/2 in their 20 overs. Smriti scored the highest 74 runs while being the captain Harmanpreet Kaur A 35-ball 56 helped the Indian team register a victory, restricting the opposition to 111/4.

memory at its best

Mandhana and Kaur scored easily in their unbeaten 115-run stand, Mandhana in particular finding boundaries with ease and even clearing the rope off the bowling of Affy Fletcher in the final over of the innings.

Mandhana’s innings included 10 fours and a six as she was firing on all cylinders and looking in top form. She was scoring at a strike rate of 145 while Harmanpreet was also in top form as she hit 8 fours in her innings to help Smriti take India to a big win.

West Indies needed a quick start to have any chance of chasing down India’s big total and their hopes soon faded Deepti Sharma (2/29) and Rajeshwari Gaikwad (1/16) helped reduce Hayley Mathews’ team to 25/3 in the seventh over.

West Indies lags behind

Shameon Campbell (47) and Mathews (34*) toiled hard to raise the scoring rate, but India’s bowlers toiled hard to ensure they remained unbeaten in the series after their first win over South Africa.

India’s first match in next month’s T20 World Cup will be against Pakistan in Cape Town on February 13, while West Indies will take on England a day earlier in Paarl.

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