ICC Women's World Cup: India outperforms West Indies; wins by 7-wickets
Taunton (UK): An upbeat Indian women's Cricket team outclassed West Indies in ICC Women's World Cup 2017 at Country ground here on Thursday, to register a seven-wicket victory.
Coming in to chase down a modest target of 184 runs, Indian women suffered two early blows in form of Punam Raut (0) and Deepti Sharma (6). Opener Smriti Mandhana and the very consistent Mithali Raj, however, put up a match-winning 108-run partnership.
Mithali, though, failed to complete yet another half-century and got out after scoring 46 runs off 88 balls with the help of three boundaries.
Mandhana did not stop till she led India to a thumping victory with 45 balls remaining. She played a belligerent 106-run inning off 108 balls, and laced her inning with 13 fours and 2 sixes.
This is the second consecutive victory for India in this tournament. They had defeated hosts and strong title contenders England by 35 runs on the opening day.
India: 186/3 in 42.3 overs (Smriti Mandhana 106 not out, Mithali Raj 46) vs West Indies: 183/8 in 50 overs (Hayley Matthews 43; Poonam Yadav 2/19, Deepti Sharma 2/27, Harmanpret Kaur 2/42)