West indies register their First defeat in the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup on Saturday.
Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur scored tons before Indian bowlers fired in unison to propel the team to a 155-run win over West Indies at the Seddon Park, Hamilton.
After India won the toss and elected to Batting first, India lost three quick wickets against Stafanie Taylor-led West Indies in Match 10 of the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, on Saturday.
Opener Smriti Mandhana (123 runs off 119 balls) and Harmanpreet Kaur (109 runs off 107 balls) scored splendid hundreds and bailed India out of trouble with a superb fourth wicket partnership as India posted 317/8 in 50 overs.
Indian bowlers tightened screws on the West Indies run-chase as they claimed the fifth, sixth and seventh wickets in quick succession.
Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews added 81 in the first powerplay to help West Indies start off well against the Indians.
But things changed quickly after Meghna Singh and Sneh Rana picked up two wickets each, leaving West Indies reeling at 114/4.
West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals to eventually get bowled out for 162, handing India a massive 155-run win.
Meanwhile, West Indies have won both their matches, registering wins against New Zealand and England. With two points at stake, both sides will be aiming for a win in Hamilton.