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229dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit in Mumbai

Kamini century sets up India's huge win

Hosts India made a rousing start to their Women's World Cup campaign with a demolition of West Indies, a show that deserved more than half a stand watching

Match Centre

Match Details


West Indies Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-17.40, Interval 17.40-18.25, Second Session 18.25-21.35

Match days

31 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Women's ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


India Women 2, West Indies Women 0

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Devashish Fuloria

So India make a winning start to the tournament, but we know that West Indies are going to be the ones to watch. Abhishek Purohit's match report is being updated as i write. Thanks for all your comments and feedback, this is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.

Presentation: Merissa Aguillera: "India batted well, they really took charge. We didn't really get any partnership going. We have good batting ability so the target was in our reach. Dottin played extremely will, but she needed to stick longer."

Mithali Raj: "It was a good way to start the tournament. The openers gave us the ideal start, specially Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut played really well. The opening bowlers then gave us the ideal start too. We have worked really well and we have a very good combination of players for all situations. But sometimes you feel even 284 is not enough, specially when Dottin was going strong."

Thirush Kamini is the player of the match for her maiden hundred: "I am more happy to win the game. It was a good pitch to bat on. Me and Poonam, we play a lot together and that helps"

India open their account with a big 105-run win over West Indies. It was a thorough bowling effort from the home team and apart from during a blinding attack from Deandra Dottin, they didn't really challenge the score at any point. Jhulan Goswami bowled a miserly spell, but Niranjana picked up three key wickets. Lots of stars in India's win - there was Thirush Kamini's hundred earlier, Jhulan and Harmanpreet's batting, and then some very solid bowling backed up by good fielding. But if you ask me, I was blown away by one innings today, that of Dottin. The attack was so severe in its ferocity that it took everyone by surprise. Luckily, we will get to see more of her during the tournament.

Chelsea: "Dottin should be given the WOM(woman of the match) award for sheer entertainment of scoring 39 runs in 16 balls and taking 3 wickets in 24 balls even if WI lose."

stogy: "A lot can be said about how much people love cricket by who they choose to watch playing (regardless of whether on TV or live). True cricket fans will appreciate good cricket irrespective of whether it is women or men playing and from whatever country they come from. Oh, and of course, you have to love the 5-day game the best!"

Goswami to Selman, OUT, and that is the end of it! Jhulan finishes off the match with a full delivery outside off, Selman goes for a big drive and edges the ball low to the right of the keeper.

SC Selman c †Jain b Goswami 2 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Goswami to Selman, no run, fuller delivery outside off, pushed to cover off the front foot
Goswami to Mohammed, 1 run, bowls length outside off, it is pushed to deep cover off the front foot

These last two players are doing a good job of frustrating India, it has been five overs since a wicket fell. Jhulan comes back

44 | 1 Run | WI-W: 178/9 (107 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.04, RRR: 17.83)

  • Shakera Selman2 (10b)
  • Anisa Mohammed9 (32b)
  • Rasanara Parwin7-1-34-0
  • Gouher Sultana10-4-38-2
Parwin to Selman, no run, flighted on off stump, Selman comes forward and defends
Parwin to Mohammed, 1 run, fuller delivery on off and middle, punched down to long-on
Parwin to Mohammed, no run, floats it outside off, Anisa pushes it to point off the front foot
  • Kamini ends long break in style

    Thirush Kamini overcame a nervy start to become the first Indian to score a century in the Women's World Cup. Her 100 set up India's match-winning total against WI

  • Kamini century sets up India's huge win

    Hosts India made a rousing start to their Women's World Cup campaign with a demolition of West Indies, a show that deserved more than half a stand watching

  • India begin against dangerous West Indies

    India are playing the tenth Women's World Cup, this one in home conditions, but apart from the weather their captain Mithali Raj does not believe being hosts grants them any particular advantage

WI Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0SR TaylorKycia A Knight
2nd15SR TaylorSA Campbelle
3rd23SA CampbelleKyshona A Knight
4th46DJS DottinKyshona A Knight
5th0MR AguilleiraKyshona A Knight
6th49MR AguilleiraSF Daley
7th13SF DaleySL Quintyne
8th19TD SmarttSL Quintyne
9th4A MohammedTD Smartt
10th10A MohammedSC Selman