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January 19, 2011
India women 188 for 9 (Sharma 47* Roy 33) beat West Indies women 131 (Daley 63, Roy 3-26) by 57 runs
India beat West Indies by 57 runs in the fifth ODI in Rajkot to seal the five match series 3-2. India won the toss and chose to bat but looked in trouble early on at 32 for 3 in the 11th over as their batsmen were kept in check by some tight bowling and fielding from West Indies.
Mithali Raj, who made a century in the last game, could only manage 22, while Priyanka Roy got a start, reaching 33, before she was dismissed. At 88 for 6 in the 30th over, India looked in danger of folding up cheaply. However Rumeli Dhar and Amita Sharma added a crucial 40 runs for the seventh wicket to steady the innings. Sharma, who was unbeaten on 47, also added some handy runs with No. 9 Jhulan Goswami as India reached 188 for 9 off their 50 overs.
West Indies' chase started poorly as they lost Stafanie Taylor in the third over with just two runs on the board. Shanel Daley and Deandra Dottin added 43 runs for the 5th wicket to take West Indies past 100 and it looked like they were on track for victory. However Dottin was run out with the score on 103 and her dismissal triggered a collapse. West Indies lost five wickets for 28 runs as they slumped to 131 all out in just under 46 overs. Roy backed up her batting performance with figures of 3 for 26 with her legspin.
The two sides now play a three-match Twenty20 series that begins in Ahmedabad on January 22.
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