All-round Taylor stars in big West Indies win
West Indies women 162 for 1 (Taylor 85*, Daley 44*) beat India women 161 (Raut 33, Mohammed 4-27) by nine wickets
West Indies cruised to an easy victory in the first ODI in Mumbai, thanks to a four-wicket haul from offspinner Anisa Mohammed and an unbeaten 85 from opener Stafanie Taylor. Mohammed played a critical role in bowling India out for 161 by claiming top scorer Poonam Raut and India's best batsman Mithali Raj among her four scalps.
India had started well, with openers Raut and Anagha Deshpande adding 45. At 71 for 1, it seemed India would post a competitive score but Mohammed struck twice in consecutive overs, and came back to inflict two more blows to the middle order. Supported by Taylor, who starred in an all-round performance by also picking up two wickets, Mohammed ensured West Indies were set a target not too difficult to chase.
Taylor lost fellow opener Juliana Nero early, but batted solidly with Shanel Daley, who made 44, to add a match-winning 137 in an unbeaten stand. The second game of the five-match series will be held in Vadodara on January 13.