The Indian women’s cricket team have completely dominated the West Indies team, taking a 4-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.
The Indian women’s team started the T20I series with a resounding 84-run win at the Darren Sammy National Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia on 9th November 2019.
The West Indies captain, Anisa Mohammed won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision did not pay off as Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana put on a record 143 run-stand for the opening wicket.
Verma scored 73 off 49 balls and Mandhana made 67 off 46 balls, as the duo laid a strong foundation for a massive total. The Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur scored a quick fire 21 off 13 balls and remained not out. Indian women posted 185 for 4 in 20 overs.
In reply, the West Indies women’s team could not give any resistance and scored 101 for 9 in 20 overs. Shikha Pandey (2 for 22), Radha Yadav (2/10) and Poonam Yadav (2/24) were the pick of the bowlers.
On 10th November 2019, the Indian women’s team crushed West Indies by 10 wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the series. The match was played at Darren Sammy National Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
In that match, West Indies captain Anisa Mohammed won the toss and decided to bat first. Apart from Chedean Nation who scored 32 off 36 balls, none of the Windies batters were able to score runs with ease. Deepti Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for India with 4 for 10 in 4 overs.
Chasing 104 runs to win, Shafali Verma played with aggressive intent and created pressure on West Indies bowling line. The youngster remained not out on 69 off 35 balls. Smriti Mandhana remained not out on 30 to help India win the match by 10 wickets with 57 balls to spare.
In the 3rd T20I played at Providence Stadium, Guyana on 14th November, Indian women’s team cruised to a 7-wicket win. A brilliant bowling effort by the Indian spinners helped restrict West Indies women to just 59 for 9.
Deepti Sharma (2 for 12) and Radha Yadav (2 for 6) created enough pressure on the hosts’ batting line up.
In reply, Jemimah Rodrigues’ 40 not out held the innings together and helped the Indian women win the match by 7 wickets with 20 balls to spare.
In the rain-curtailed 4th T20I match played at Providence Stadium, Guyana on 17th November 2019, the Indian women’s team defeated West Indies by 5 runs. The match was reduced to 9 overs per side due to rain. West Indies captain Anisa Mohammed won the toss and decided to bowl first.
It was a brilliant bowling effort by the West Indies bowling line up who created pressure on the Indian team.
Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy scored in single digits. Pooja Vastrakar was the top scorer for India with 10.
The Indian women’s team posted 50 for 7 in 9 overs. For West Indies, Hayley Mathews was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 13 in 2 overs. Afy Fletcher and Shenta Grimmond took 2 wickets each.
In their reply, West Indies lost 2 wickets in the first six overs. The Indian spinners strangled the hosts’ batting line up as the run rate climbed over 8 runs per over.
With 13 runs required off the last over, Sheneta Gimmond was caught by Taniya Bhatia off Anuja Patil. The Indian women won the match by 5 runs via VJD method.
Anuja Patil (2/8), Deepti Sharma (1/8) and Radha Yadav (1/8) helped Indian women hold their nerves to win the match.
The fifth and final T20I match will be played on 21st November.