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Spinners Help India Women Complete T20I Series Sweep Over WI

Guyana: India ladies got here out with one more emphatic efficiency as they defeated West Indies ladies by 61 runs within the fifth and last T20I performed on the Province Stadium. With the win, the Girls in Blue swept the five-match sequence 5-0.

The guests defended the goal of 135 with utmost ease as they restricted Windies to 73/7 of their stipulated quota of 20 overs. Off-spinner Anuja Patil was the decide of the Indian bowlers as she picked two wickets by conceding simply three runs in her three overs. The opposite two spinners, Radha and Poonam Yadav, additionally scalped a wicket every and by no means allowed the Windies batters to get any type of momentum throughout their chase.

Earlier, India opted to bat after successful the toss. Nonetheless, they didn’t have an incredible begin as each openers – Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana – went again to the pavilion after scoring simply 9 and seven respectively.

Nonetheless, from there on, Jemimah Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy took the mantle of their arms and stitched a 117-run stand for the third wicket. Rodrigues scored 50 runs earlier than giving freely her wicket to Aaliyah Alleyne within the penultimate supply of the innings. Krishnamurthy performed an unbeaten knock of 57. Her 48-ball innings was studded with 4 boundaries.

Like India, Windies too didn’t begin their innings properly as they misplaced two wickets early after Natasha McLean (9) and Chedean Nation (0) had been departed cheaply by Anuja within the fourth over.

Chinelle Henry then tried to regular the ship and knitted a 15-run partnership with Kyshona Knight for the third wicket earlier than she obtained out within the 10th over, lowering them to 28/3.

Hayley Matthews (2) too failed to go away a mark on the crease and was despatched again by Pooja Vastrkar.

Kyshona, who contributed with 22 runs off 39 balls, was scalped by Harleen Deol within the 14th over. From there on, the hosts saved on shedding wickets at common intervals and had been finally may attain 73/7 within the allotted 20 overs.

Earlier than the T20I sequence, India had additionally gained the three-match ODI rubber 2-1.

Transient scores: India ladies 134/3 (Veda Krishnamurthy 57*, Jemimah Rodrigues 50; Hayley Matthews 1/23) beat West Indies ladies 73/7(Kyshona Knight 22, Shemaine Campbelle 19; Anuja Patil 2/3) by 61 runs.

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