India Women secure second win over West Indies after Mandhana, Harmanpreet’s heroics

Harmanpreet Kaur
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India were brilliant once again, proving that they have improved from the last game after they handed West Indies women a defeat of 155 runs.

India decided to bat first at Seddon Park, Hamilton after winning the toss.

Yastika Bhatia started off the proceedings for India as she hit a flurry of boundaries off the loose balls from the West Indies.

She made a 21 ball 31 in her stay at the crease. Then, it was the turn of Smriti Mandhana to step up to the challenge as she struck boundaries off all West Indies bowlers.

Deepti Sharma and Mithali Raj had very brief stays at the crease.

Mandhana got excellent support from vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur and together they stitched up a partnership of 184 runs for the 4th wicket and also recorded their 5th and 4th hundreds respectively.

This powerful batting took India to a vast total of 317/8 in 50 overs.

West Indies were never in the game in the second innings and were collapsing quickly after Sneh Rana and Meghana Singh did an excellent job with the ball.

Jhulan Goswami moved past Lyn Fullston to become the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s World Cup.

Other bowlers too fired well with the ball with the result that West Indies were wrapped up at 162.

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