West Indies Women v India Women, 5th T20, St Kitts February 27, 2012

Raj, Kaur give India dead-rubber win

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Women 117 for 4 (Raj 37*, Kaur 36*) beat West Indies Women 115 for 4 (Campbelle 37, Laxmi 2-24) by six wickets

Having already lost the series, India Women won the final Twenty20 in St Kitts to finish the five-match contest with a 2-3 scoreline. Chasing 116 for victory, India achieved the target with six wickets in hand and a ball to spare.

India slipped after a steady start to their innings, going from 31 for 0 to 33 for 3. Amita Sharma scored a steady 24 at the top of the order, but it was Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur who ensured victory. Raj scored an unbeaten 37 off 31 balls, while Kaur's 36 came off only 22 deliveries. They added an unbeaten 57 runs for the fifth wicket and won the game in 19.5 overs. West Indies used eight bowlers and Shanel Daley had best figures -1 for 15 in four overs.

India's bowlers had managed to restrict West Indies to 115 for 4 after Anjum Chopra chose to field. Subha Laxmi dismissed both openers cheaply and West Indies were struggling for momentum until Stacy-Ann King scored 37 of 23 balls. Archana Das bowled an economical spell, conceding only 14 in four overs, though she didn't take a wicket.