Windies complete whitewash
Demonstrating that they were indeed the deserving world champions in the game’s shortest format, and putting aside the trauma of the ODI debacle, West Indies women unleashed calypso magic to whitewash India 3-0 at Mulapadu ACA KDCA stadium near here on Tuesday.
Vijayawada: Demonstrating that they were indeed the deserving world champions in the game’s shortest format, and putting aside the trauma of the ODI debacle, West Indies women unleashed calypso magic to whitewash India 3-0 at Mulapadu ACA KDCA stadium near here on Tuesday.
Continuing the fine form of the first two matches, the visitors defeated India by 15 runs in the third and final T20 engagement. They achieved by successfully defending a small total that they put on the board in their innings.
India failed to reach small target of 140, although captain Harmanpreeth Kaur remained unbeaten on a run-a-ball 60 runs (3x4, 3x6) and Veda Krishna Murthy contributed an equally aggressive 31 not out.
Helay Matthews and Deandra Dottin did well by putting the batswomen in all sorts of trouble in the last overs, which helped the visiting team march towards victory. India needed 28 runs in 12 balls when the team score was 112 for three wickets. The West Indies captain marshaled her resources and field to perfect levels.
Score Board :
West Indies: Hayley Matthews c Nuzhat Parween b Poonam Yadv 47, Stefanie Taylor (not out) 44, Britney Cooper lbw Ekta Bisht 11 Kycia Knight c Meghana b Poonam Yadv 16, Deandra Dottin Harmanpreeth Kaur b Jhulan Gosswami Shaquana Quintyne (not out) 9, Extras: (b-1, w-4, nb 1),
Total: (for four wickets in 20 overs) 139
Fall of Wickets: 1-61, 2-87, 3-108, 4-123
West Indies: Jhulan Gosswami 4-0-21-1, Anuja Patil 2-0-27-0, Ekta Bisht 3-0-21-1, Shikha Pandey 4-0-33-0, Poonam Yadv 4-0-25-2 Harmanpreeth Kaur 3-0-11-0
India: VR Vanitha run out (Stafanie Taylor) 0, S Meghan c Shakela Selman b Hayley Matthews 19, Smirti Mandhana c Shaquana Quintyne b Deandra Dottin 6, Vedha Krishna Murthy ((not out) 31, Harmanpreeth Kaur (not out) 60, Extras: (b-2, lb-1, w-5) 8, Total (for 3 wickets in 20 overs) 124
Fall of Wickets: 1-0, 2-21, 3-2
West Indies: Shakera Selman 4-0-16-0, Deandra Dottin 4-0-29-1, Hayley Matthews 4-0-28-1, Anisa Mohammed 4-0-21-0, Shaquana Quintyne 4-0-27-0
By Dasari Srinivasa Rao