India vs West Indies, Women’s World Cup: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur Star As India Beat West Indies By 155 Runs | Cricket News

India defeated West Indies by 155 runs in the Women’s World Cup. AFP

India defeated West Indies by 155 runs on Saturday, thanks to centuries from opener Smriti Mandhana and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur. It was India’s second win in the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup. Batting first, Mandhana (119 off 123 balls) and Kaur (109 off 107 balls) put up a 184-run partnership to help India reach 317 for eight, their biggest World Cup total. The Indians then used a coordinated bowling approach to dismiss the West Indies for 162 in 40.3 overs. For India, Sneh Rana (3/22) and Meghna Singh (2/27) both took five wickets, while the other three bowlers, including veteran Jhulan Goswami (1/43), each took one wicket.

West Indies’ best scorer was Deandra Dottin (62) and her opening partner Hayley Matthews (43), who established a century partnership for the first wicket.

However, as they left, the West Indies’ innings crumbled.

Mandhana had earlier hammered her fifth ODI century, which included 13 fours and two sixes, while Kaur’s fourth tonne, and first since smashing 171 not out against Australia in the 2017 World Cup, featured 10 knocks to the boundary and two maximums.

After captain Mithali Raj won the toss and chose to bat, the pair helped India reach 200 runs. At the Women’s World Cup, this was also India’s highest partnership for any wicket. Anisa Mohammed, the most successful bowler for WI, took two for 59.

In 50 overs, India scored 317 for 8 (Smriti Mandhana 123, Harmanpreet Kaur 109; Anisa Mohammed 2/59).

West Indies: 162 all out in 40.3 overs (Deandra Dottin 62, Hayley Matthews 43; Sneh Rana 3/22, Meghna Singh 2/27); Sneh Rana 3/22, Meghna Singh 2/27).

Post By – Manbir Singh

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