India Women beat West Indies to level series
India levelled the three-match Colonial Medical Insurance (CMI) One Day International (ODI) series when they defeated the West Indies Women by 53 runs in the second match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.
Mithali Raj won the toss for India and elected to bat first on a humid day in North Sound. The West Indies bowlers had an early breakthrough when they removed Jemimah Rodrigues for zero, handing Aaliyah Alleyne her first ODI wicket.
Soon after it was Priya Punia who fell for five to Shabika Gajnabi, the young West Indies pacers showing their fearless approach to a notable Indian batting line-up.
Punam Raut and captain Mithali Raj consolidated the India middle order, posting a 66-run partnership before Raj was caught of Sheneta Grimmond for 40. But it was a lifeline given to Raut when Stafanie Taylor dropped a difficult running catch, which allowed Raut to go on and score 77. Together with 46 from Harmanpreet Kaur, the pair posted a mammoth 93 runs together before Kaur fell.
India finished their 50 overs on 191-6. Afy Fletcher was the most successful West Indies bowler, taking 2-32, followed by Aaliyah Alleyne with 2/38.
The West Indies batters never looked settled as the Indians got the ball to zip and turn on a pitch was getting better. Shemaine Campbelle and captain Stafanie Taylor top scored with 39 and 20 respectively after Natasha McLean retired on 15. Aaliyah Alleyne fought valiantly in the end with 16 to show some resistance against the Indians.
But it was not to be as Alleyne succumbed in the 48th over to give India a 53-run victory and level the three-match series, with all to play for on Wednesday at the same venue.
WEST INDIES WOMEN’S SQUAD FOR 3RD COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI
Stafanie Taylor – Captain
Anisa Mohammed – Vice Captain
|2019 WEST INDIES WOMEN’S HOME TOUR VS INDIA WOMEN|
|DATE||ITINERARY||VENUE & TIME|
|Wed-23-Oct 2019||INDIA Women Arrive||Antigua|
|Wed-30-Oct-2019||Warm up Match (IND)|
|Fri-1-Nov-2019||1st COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI (DAY/NIGHT)||Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, 1:30PM
West Indies Women won by 1 run
|Sun-3-Nov-2019||2nd COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI (DAY/NIGHT)||Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, 1:30PM
India Women won by 53 runs
|Wed-6-Nov-2019||3rd COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI||Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, 9:30AM|
|Sat-9-Nov-2019||1st T20I||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia, 6:00PM|
|Sun-10-Nov-2019||2nd T20I||Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia, 1:30PM|
|Thu-14-Nov-2019||3rd T20I||National Stadium, Guyana, 6:00PM|
|Sun-17-Nov-2019||4th T20I||National Stadium, Guyana, 1:30PM|
|Wed-20-Nov-2019||5th T20I||National Stadium- Guyana, 6:00PM|