Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy help Indian women overpower West Indies in 1st ODI

Indian women's cricket team powered to an easy six-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening ODI of the three-match series.

PTI, Nov, 10 2016

Mulapadu: Indian women's cricket team powered to an easy six-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening ODI of the three-match series riding on good show from the spin twins Rajeswari Gayakwad and Ekta Bist.

The left-arm spin duo snared seven out of the 10 wickets to skittle out West Indies for 131 in 42.4 overs as they recorded their career best figures.

File photo of Mithali Raj. Getty

File photo of Mithali Raj. Getty

Rajeswari was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/21 while Ekta Bist chipped in with 3/14 in 8 overs.

In reply, India were struggling at 36 for four before Veda Krishnamurthy's unbeaten 52 off 70 balls along with veteran batswoman Mithali Raj's patient 46 off 91 balls enabled the home team to chase down the target in 39.1 overs.

The duo added 97 runs for the 5th wicket. While Mithali hit six boundaries, Veda's innings had four hits to the fence with two maximums.

West Indies women need one win in this series to secure a direct entry to the 2017 Women's World Cup. They will now have to wait till the second ODI on Sunday to qualify.

Brief Scores:

West Indies Wom 131 in 42.4 overs (Rajeswari Gayakwad 4/21, Ekta Bist 3/14)

India Wom 133/4 (Veda Krishnamurthy 52 no, Mithali Raj 46).

Indian Women won by 6 wickets.

Published Date: Nov 10, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 10, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
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