Thursday 20 February 2020

West Indies draw level with tight win


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West Indies women 107 for 7 (Nero 44, Roy 4-19) beat India women 104 for 8 (Kaur 33, Smartt 3-9) by three runs

A determined bowling performance from West Indies women helped them level the three-match series against India women at 1-1 with one to play.

The visitors made a poor start after choosing to bat, with Deandra Dottin falling for a duck in the first over, but Juliana Nero and Stafanie Taylor steadied West Indies. They added 54 for the second wicket, but once their partnership was broken, the innings collapsed. Priyanka Roy worked magic with her legbreaks and spun through the middle order, taking 4 for 19. West Indies slumped from 54 for 1 to 88 for 7. The tail dragged them towards three figures and the innings ended on 107.

The Indian chase suffered from a frequent fall of wickets, which crippled any attempts to build momentum. Of the top seven batsmen, only Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur made double-figure scores. Their contributions of 30 and 33, however, weren’t enough to secure a series win. Tremayne Smartt picked up 3 for 9, while Anisa Mohammed took 2 for 17, helping restrict India to 104 for 8.


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