Indian women's cricket team trounce West Indies to take unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

PTI, Nov, 13 2016
Indian women's cricket team trounce West Indies to take unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

Mulapudu, Andhra Pradesh: Indian women took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against the West Indies with an emphatic five-wicket win in the second ODI in Mulapudu on Sunday.

The West Indies, for the second time in a row, put up an ordinary batting effort to end at 153 for seven.

Indian Women's cricket team. AP

India overhauled the target in 38 overs, thanks to opener Smriti Mandhana (44) and captain Mithali Raj (45). Number three Deepti Sharma too came up with a handy 32.

The series is part of the ICC women's championship with the third and final ODI to be played here on Tuesday.

The West Indies would have been dismissed for less than 150 if it was not for Deandra Dottin, whose 63 came after her team was struggling at 58 for four. She stitched a 70-run stand with Merissa Aguilleira to save her side the blushes.

Veteran Jhulan Goswami and Ekta Bisht were the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking two wickets respectively.

India were hardly tested in the chase. After opener Thirush Kamini departed cheaply, Mandhana and Sharma shared a 63-run partnership for the second wicket before the opener got out in the 26th over. India were cruising to a comfortable win at that stage.

Brief scores: West Indies 153/7 in 50 overs (Dottin 63; Goswami 2/28, Bisht 2/28). India 154/5 in 38 overs (Mandhana 44, Raj 45; Selman 1/18).

Published Date: Nov 13, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 13, 2016


Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115