Shefali Verma Smriti Mandhana lead

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India women beat West Indies in the second T20I by ten wickets at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground
  • With this action, India now leads the 5-match series by 2-0
  • Shefali Verma & Smriti Mandhana lead the team to a comfortable victory

Shefali Verma Smriti Mandhana lead: India women beat West Indies in the second T20I by ten wickets at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground here on Sun.

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With this feat, India now leads the five-match series by 2-0. Chasing a game of 104 runs, Indian openers Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana lead the team to a comfortable victory as the duo built a winning stand of 104 runs for the 1st wicket.

Verma played a beat of 69 runs off 35 balls while Mandhana amassed 30 runs in 28 deliveries to give India a massive win with 57 balls to spare.

Earlier, after winning the toss Windies, captain Anisa Mohammed chose to bat 1st.

The hosts were only ready to score below-par target of 103-runs in their 20 overs.

Windies let a bad start as they lost 2-quick wickets in the early phase of the game. Stacy Ann King (7) Shemaine Campbelle (0) were given back to the pavilion cheap by Indian bowlers.

Hayley Matthews and Chedean Nation made a partnership of 34-run for the 3rd wicket before the past was scalped by Pooja Vatrakar in the 12th over.

Matthews got slow 23 runs off 35 balls. Natasha McLean joined Nation in the middle, and both advanced scorings run regularly.

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Nation (32) was sent back to the building by Deepti Sharma in the 17th over. She scored highest runs in Windies inning.

In the very over McLean also lost her wicket to Sharma after scoring 17 runs.

India restricted Windies to 103/7 as Sharma scalped four wickets by giving away just ten runs in her four overs. For her spectacular bowling performance, she awarded the Player of the Match.

Brief scores: India 104/0 (Shefali Verma 69*, Smriti Mandhana 30*) defeat West Indies 103/7 (Chedean Nation 32, Hayley Matthews 23, Deepti Sharma 4-10) by ten wickets.

The next T20I between both teams will be played at Providence Stadium in Guyana on November 15.

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