|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
March 5, 2012
West Indies Women 181 for 7 (Dottin 59) beat India Women 180 for 7 (Kaur 50, Goswami 34*, Taylor 4-21) by three wickets
Contributions with the ball and bat by Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin helped West Indies win the series 2-1, after losing the opening game. Taylor, who starred with the bat in the second ODI, took 4 for 21 to keep India to 180 for 7, before Dottin's 59 helped West Indies chase it down in the final over with three wickets in hand.
India were off to a steady start, reaching 73 for 1 before Taylor struck twice to bring the hosts into the contest. India sunk further to 113 for 6 before Jhulan Goswami and Harmanpreet Kaur staged a recovery stand. They added 64 for the seventh wicket in 13.2 overs, with Kaur making 50 and Goswami remaining unbeaten on 34.
West Indies progressed slowly towards the target, losing three wickets before the 20th over and maintaining a run-rate of just over two an over. Dottin anchored the chase, before departing in the 44th over with her team still 28 short. Shemaine Campbelle and Anisa Mohammed steered the hosts home with four balls to spare.
West Indies took the one-dayers 2-1 and the Twenty20 series 3-2.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Graeme Pollock has been among the top three finest players his country ever produced; and not far off that pace in the world rankings either
The sequence of recent stuttering starts in ODIs, with the middle and lower orders picking up the pieces, does not bode well