Indian eves complete clean sweep
The India women\'s team edged past West Indies by 15 runs in the third One-Day International (ODI) to make a clean sweep at the ACA - KDCA stadium in Mulapadu near here on Wednesday. In effect, they took a step nearer to next year’s World Cup.
Vijayawada: The India women's team edged past West Indies by 15 runs in the third One-Day International (ODI) to make a clean sweep at the ACA - KDCA stadium in Mulapadu near here on Wednesday. In effect, they took a step nearer to next year’s World Cup.
Batting first, the host made 199 for six wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. Later, the bowlers did well to restrict and have the opponents shot out for 184 giving India a comprehensive 15-run win. Veda Krishnamurthy top scored with a well-composed 71 from 100 balls. Devika Vaidya and Deepti Sharma contributed 32 and 23 runs respectively. Chedean Nation scalped two wickets conceding 21 runs.
West Indies was poised for a good chase when openers Hayley Matthews and Shaquana Quintyne forged a 49-run partnership before Rajeshwari Shivanand Gayakwad (4/34) along with Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur and Devika Vaidya combined resources to upset the applecart of the visiting team that was hoping to salvage some prestige. Hayley Matthews was the highest scorer for West Indies with 55 runs while Kycia Knight contributed with 44.
India: Smriti Mandana c Stafanie Taylor b Deandra Dottin 5, Deepthi Sarma c Afy Fletcher b Anisa Mohammed 23, Mithali Raj c Anisha Mohammed b Chedean Nation 15, Harmanpreeth Kaur lbw Stafanie Taylor 19, Veda Krishna Murthy bold Chedean Nation 71, Devika Vaidya (not out) 32, Jhulan Gosswami bold Shekera Selman 18, Susma Verma (not out) 4, Extras : (b-5,w-6, nb-1) 12, Total : (for 6 wickets in 50 overs) 199
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-36, 3-52, 4-103, 5-160, 6-189
West Indies: Shekera Salman 10-2-39-1, Deandra Dottin 9-0-43-1, Chedean Nation 7-2-21-2, Anisa Mohammed 8-0-27-1, Afy Flecther 4-0-10-0, Hayley Matthews 8-0-36-0, Stafanie Taylor 4-0-10-1
West Indies: Hayley Matthews lbw Rajeswari Gayakwad 44, Shaquana Quintyne lbw Deepthi Sarma 18, Kycia Knight bold Rajeswari Gayakwad 55, Stefanie Taylor c Sushma Verma b Harmanpreeth Laut 14, Deandra Dottin c Jhulan Gossesmi b Devika Vaidya 14, Merissa Aguilkeira run out 22, Britney Cooper bowld Rajeswari Gayakuad 2, Chedean Nation run out 5 Afy Fletcher run out 2, Anisa Mohammed bowled Rajeswari Gayakuad 3, Shakera Selman (not out) 0, Extras: (b-1, w-4) 5, Total: (for 10 wickets in 49,.1) 184
Fall of wickets: 1-49, 2-69, 3-96, 4-120, 5-166, 6-173, 7-174, 8-179, 9-183, 10-184
India: Jhulan Gosswami 7-1-38-0, Sakanya Parida 5-1-14-0, Ekta Bisht 10-2-34-0, Deepthi Sarma 9.1-0-27-1, Rajeswari Gayakuad 10-1-34-4, Harmanpreeth Kaur 4-0-16-1, Devika Vaidya 4-0-20-1
By Dasari Srinivasa Rao