7th Match, Taunton, Jun 29 2017, ICC Women's World Cup
(42.3/50 ov, target 184)
IND Women won by 7 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
India Women
• The Report by Annesha Ghosh

Mandhana, spinners outshine West Indies

After India's spin attack overwhelmed the West Indies batsmen with flight and guile, Smriti Mandhana made short work of the 184-run chase with a 108-ball 106

Match centre 
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
West Indies Women183/8(50 overs)
India Women186/3(42.3 overs)

Mandhana is Player of the Match: I was quite nervous after 90 but my partner helped me keep me going and my partner Mona told me not to play a rash shot. This knock is special because we were chasing and my first hundred we lost the match (against Australia), and this comes in the World Cup. Everyone has a career goal but right now we're focusing on each match. My birthday is on 18th July so my jersey number is 18.

Mithali Raj: Very pleased with the way the girls responded with crucial runouts even though there were couple of lapses in th field (drops). A very good knock from Mandhana. I was hoping the seamers would utilise the conditions after we chose to bowl. But maybe it wasn't the day and the spinners did exceptionally well to bring us back. We need to work on our catching, fielding is very crucial and it can win us matches. We needed a partnership and lost two early wickets so it was important that two of us among the runs got one going. I told Smriti not to play any rash shots because another wicket would have been crucial.

Stafanie Taylor: Disappointed after I thought we got a good platform and it's the second time it's happened. We need to do some work there. You'd think that's where you went wrong (when the spinners came on), not rotating the strike and there were too many dot balls.

Mithali Raj has headed to the boundary with a smile to sign some autographs and we are going to head home now. Thank you for joining us today on a double header, it's goodbye from Vishal and Annesha.

Kapil: "@Spidercam - You cant blame the viewers when the broadcaster doesn't make proper arrangements and decides to show highlights of the previous match as opposed to the live match !!! "

Prakash: "As Proud of the Indian Women's team as the men's.. Superb performance by all..!! A treat to watch the shots they play

4.52pm Handshakes all around, hugs in the Indian dugout as they canter to their second win in as many matches. Mandhana gets a bear hug from Jhulan Goswami as soon as she crosses the boundary. Mithali Raj is smiling ear to ear too as she walks onto the field, she fell just four short of a record eighth straight half-century. The win today was set up by the Indian spinners, bowling with fearless flight and immaculate lines to strangle this powerful West Indies line up. Matthews had given them a strong start again before Ekta Bisht, Deepti Sharma and Poonam Yadav took over to bowl just 30 overs for just 69 runs

Pawan verma: "Another win for the Indian girls. Mandhana you little beauty, you're just 2 years older than your jursey no. (18) and playing like a 30 year old who knows every in out of the game. Blessed with such young cricketers Indian cricket has a long way to go."

Spidercam: "Go Mandhana Gooo! It is a shame Women cricket does not receive even 50% viewership as mens'."

Matthews to Mandhana, FOUR runs
Mandhana gets the winning runs with another drive outside off, no matter that this was a thick outside edge. She got enough bat to send it wide of short third man
Matthews to Meshram, 1 run
Meshram charges down and swipes it away to deep midwicket with the turn
Matthews to Mandhana, 1 run
comes down and lofts it high over the covers, it's gone pretty high but nobody can get under it
end of over 425 runs
IND-W: 180/3CRR: 4.28 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 4 from 48b
Mona Meshram17 (31)
Smriti Mandhana101 (106)
Stafanie Taylor10-1-24-1
Hayley Matthews8-0-29-1
Taylor to Meshram, no run
reaches out for it this time outside off and pushes it into the covers
Taylor to Meshram, no run
goes on the back foot again and defends it again
Taylor to Meshram, no run
waits for the ball to turn in and blocks it back
Taylor to Mandhana, 1 run
Taylor to Mandhana, FOUR runs
such style, such finesse, that's how you bring up your century! She made room, got a full delivery and lofted it beautifully with an inside-out drive for an impressive century. Off comes the helmet and what a wide and beaming smile from the 20-year old for her second ODI century
Taylor to Mandhana, no run
angling the ball into Mandhana, she bunts it back
end of over 415 runs
IND-W: 175/3CRR: 4.26 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 9 from 54b
Mona Meshram17 (28)
Smriti Mandhana96 (103)
Hayley Matthews8-0-29-1
Anisa Mohammed6-0-25-0
Matthews to Meshram, no run
gives it a good flight well outside off, drawing the batsman forward. Meshram reaches out for it but misses
Matthews to Meshram, no run
lets the ball turn into her again and whips it a bit awkwardly to midwicket
Matthews to Meshram, no run
stays in the crease, lets the ball turn in and blocks
Matthews to Meshram, FOUR runs
that's slightly short and turning in, Meshram goes back quickly and swats it square on the leg side in the gap for four
Matthews to Meshram, no run
comes down, it's a low full toss and she drives it to mid on
Matthews to Mandhana, 1 run
waits for the ball on the back foot and taps wide of short third man for one
end of over 404 runs
IND-W: 170/3CRR: 4.25 • RRR: 1.40 • Need 14 from 60b
Smriti Mandhana95 (102)
Mona Meshram13 (23)
Anisa Mohammed6-0-25-0
Deandra Dottin4-0-25-0
Mohammed to Mandhana, 1 run
dropped on 94! Short ball, waist high and Mandhana has pulled it straight towards midwicket where Knight dives forward but can't hold on to it
Mohammed to Meshram, 1 run
uses her feet like Mithali Raj was and tucks it to long on for one more
Mohammed to Mandhana, 1 run
that's in the air, she made room to clear the in field probably but chipped it over the bowler pretty high. Luckily for her, lands safely
Match details
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
TossIndia Women , elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's World Cup 2017
Player Of The Match
Smriti Mandhana
Match numberWomen's ODI no. 1061
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.40, Interval 13.40-14.10, Second Session 14.10-17.20
Match days29 June 2017 (50-over match)
Claire Polosak
Shaun George
Reserve Umpire
Kathy Cross
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsIndia Women 2, West Indies Women 0