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Mithali, Priyanka hand India series

India women 128 for 5 (Mithali 51*, Campbelle 3-20) beat West Indies women 113 for 9 (King 37, Priyanka 3-17) by 15 runs
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Mithali Raj struck an unbeaten 51 to lead India to 128, a score they comfortably defended thanks to legspinner Priyanka Roy and seamer Soniya Dabir who shared 5 for 27 in seven stifling overs.

India were powered to a strong start by openers Poonam Raut and Amita Sharma who added 21 in 2.4 overs. Thereafter Mithali took control of the situation, pacing the innings perfectly in Harmanpreet Kaur's company. The pair added 43 to take India to 85 for 3 in 13.2 overs, and the lower order landed enough blows to sustain the momentum to the end, despite Shemaine Campbelle's spell of 3 for 20. Reema Malhotra finished the innings in style, reverse-sweeping and lapping the last two deliveries for boundaries.

West Indies' chase began disastrously when Juliana Nero was run out without a run on the board. Deandra Dottin attacked from one end, but India kept striking at the other to cripple the chase. Stacy-Ann King and Shanel Daley tried to revive things with a 40-run stand after the score had limped to 46 for 5, but could not break free, and wickets again began to tumble from the 15th over. Pearl Etienne launched a six towards the end, but barring that, India guarded the boundaries well, and sealed the Twenty20 series to go with their 3-2 ODI triumph.

WI Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0JB NeroDJS Dottin
2nd14DJS DottinSR Taylor
3rd14DJS DottinSA Campbelle
4th3MR AguilleiraDJS Dottin
5th15MR AguilleiraSACA King
6th40SACA KingSF Daley
7th8A MohammedSF Daley
8th5SF DaleyPS Etienne
9th6PS EtienneTD Smartt
10th8PS EtienneSL Munroe
  • Mithali, Priyanka hand India series

    Mithali Raj struck an unbeaten 51 to lead India to 128, a score they comfortably defended thanks to legspinner Priyanka Roy and seamer Soniya Dabir who shared 5 for 27 in seven stifling overs