West Indies Women v India Women, 2nd T20, North Sound February 19, 2012

India Women bowlers defend 95 to level series

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Women 95 for 5 (Raj 27) beat West Indies 92 for 9 (Nero 31, Goswami 3-7) by three runs

India Women's bowlers came good the second time around, helping their team successfully defend 95 in the second Twenty20 international in North Sound and level the five-match series against West Indies Women at 1-1.

India's captain and opener, Mithali Raj, top scored with 27 as her side got to 95 for 5. In the previous match, India's total of 101 proved highly inadequate, with West Indies chasing it down with eight wickets and four overs to spare. It was a different story this time though, as the opening partnership of Jhulan Goswami - who was miserly - and Amita Sharma claimed five wickets. It also helped the visitors effected two top-order run outs. In the end, only three West Indies batsmen got into double figures and the innings included four ducks, as the hosts were edged out by three runs: they finished on 92 for 9 in their 20.