India’s Wins The Final Warm Up Match Against Wi Prior To Wwc

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On Tuesday, Team India defeated West Indies by 81 runs in their final World Cup warm-up game. With their heads held high, India will compete in the ICC Women’s World Cup. Smriti Mandhana’s 67-ball 66 and the bowlers’ disciplined performance helped India beat West Indies by 81 runs.

Mandana was taken to the hospital after suffering a concussion during the team’s first practise match against South Africa on Sunday. However, Mandana was back in her element just two days after the accident. In the allotted 50 overs, she created the basis for India’s daunting score of 258 all out.

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The Match Summary

After winning the toss, India chose to bat against the West Indies women.

India got off to a bad start as Shafali Verma was bowled for a duck by Chinelle Henry. Subsequently, Mandhana was joined in the middle by Deepti Sharma, and the two set about rebuilding the innings. The two veteran combatants had put up 117 runs for the second wicket at a strike rate of over six.

Mandhana’s outstanding performance came just two days after she was diagnosed with minor soft tissue damage in her left earlobe.

Mandhana scored 66 runs in just 67 balls, hitting seven fours along the way. Cherry-Ann Fraser knocked her out with her own bowling. Meanwhile, Deepti scored 51 runs off 64 balls, with the majority of her runs coming in singles and twos. During her time in the centre, she only scored one boundary.

India stood at 142 for three in the 27th over when Fraser took Deepti’s wicket. Thereafter, Mithali Raj scored 30 off 42 balls and four boundaries, while Yastika Bhatia scored 42 runs in 53 deliveries. Bhatia scored five boundaries for the team.

Interestingly, the West Indies’ batting got off to a bad start, losing four wickets for only 53 runs. The skipper Stefanie Taylor went back early for only eight runs.

Shemaine Campbelle, the Windies’ wicketkeeper, top-scored with 63 off 81 balls, while Hayley Matthews hit 44 off 61 deliveries.

However, other players were unable to make significant contributions, as the West Indies came up short by a large margin.

West Indies concluded the game at 177 for nine at Rangiora Oval in reply.

Pooja Vastrakar was the most successful Indian bowler, taking 3/21 in seven overs. Moreover, Meghna Singh and Deepti both took two wickets for the team and showcased a good all-round performance.

Veteran bowler, Jhulan Goswami (0/14 in 8 overs) bowled really effectively as well.

Endnote

In their first warm-up game, India defeated South Africa by two runs. Now, India will open their ICC World Cup campaign against Pakistan on March 6 after winning both of their warm-up matches. With a history of on-field animosity, the match will undoubtedly be stressful for both teams. 

Darshan
Darshanhttp://cricketscaffe.com/
There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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