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Beleaguered Windies women slump to series defeat

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — West Indies Women produced an abject performance to crash to a seven-wicket loss in the third Twenty20 International here Thursday night, as India Women snatched a winning 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Choosing to bat first at Guyana National Stadium, the hosts crawled to 59 for nine off their 20 overs before India easily overhauled the target with 20 balls to spare.

Player-of-the-Match Jemimah Rodrigues fired the visitors to their target, stroking an unbeaten 40 from 51 deliveries with four fours.

The result came on the heels of defeats in last week's doubleheader in St Lucia, leaving the Windies Women with only pride to play for in the remaining two matches.

Needing a victory to get back into the series, West Indies never looked the part and lost wickets steadily throughout the innings. Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry, both with 11, were the only players to reach double figures.

Hayley Matthews (5) chipped a catch back to off-spinner Anuja Patil in the third over to begin the rot and Shemaine Campbelle followed in the sixth over for two, slapping left-arm spinner Radha Yadav (2-6) to cover point.
The best stand of the innings then followed, Nation and Stacy-Ann King (7) posting 14 for the third wicket but even then, the innings was going nowhere at 26 for two at the half-way stage.

And once off-spinner Deepti Sharma (2-12) bowled King in the 10th over, the next seven wickets went down for just 26 runs as West Indies failed to recover.

Defending the small target, off-spinner Matthews added interest to the contest when she drew the in-form 15-year-old Shafali Verma from her crease and had her smartly stumped down the leg side by Shemaine Campbelle without a run on the board off the third ball of the innings.

And when Matthews struck again in the fifth over, claiming left-hander Smriti Mandhana (3) to a low catch at cover by Shakera Selman, India Women were stumbling on 13 for two.

However, Rodrigues put on 24 for the third wicket with captain Harmanpreet Kaur (7) to steady the innings and put the Indians back on course for victory.

SCOREBOARD

West Indies
H Matthews c & b Anuja Patil 5
S King b Deepti Sharma 7
+S Campbelle c Vastrakar b Radha Yadav 2
C Nation st Bhatia b Radha Yadav 11
N McLean run out 3
C Henry lbw b Deepti Sharma 11
K Knight b Vastrakar 0
S Grimmond lbw b Harmanpreet Kaur 8
A Fletcher b Poonam Yadav 0
*A Mohammed not out 6
S Selman not out 2
Extras (w4) 4
Total (9 wkts, 20 overs) 59
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-12, 3-26, 4-31, 5-34, 6-39, 7-48,
8-50, 9-52.
Bowling: Anuja Patil 4-0-13-1, Radha Yadav 4-2-6-2,
Deepti Sharma 4-0-12-2, Vastrakar 2-0-9-1, Harmanpreet
Kaur 2-0-11-1, Poonam Yadav 4-1-8-1.
India
S Verma st Campbelle b Matthews 0
S Mandhana c Selman b Matthews 3
J Rodrigues not out 40
*Harmanpreet Kaur c Selman b Fletcher 7
Deepti Sharma not out 7
Extras (lb2, w1) 3
Total (3 wkts, 16.4 overs) 60
Did not bat: +T Bhatia, V Krishnamurty, Poonam Yadav, P
Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil.
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-13, 3-37.
Bowling: Matthews 4-1-7-2, Mohammed 4-0-12-0,
Fletcher 4-0-17-1, Grimmond 1.4-0-8-0, Selman 2-0-6-0,
Henry 1-0-8-0.
Result: India Women won by seven wickets.
Series: India Women lead five-match series 3-0.
Player-of-the-Match: Jemimah Rodrigues.
Toss: West Indies Women.
Umpires: P Gustard, Z Bassarath.


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