Sunday 8 December, 2019

West Indies women whitewashed in T20 series

West Indies women.

West Indies women.

West Indies women failed to avoid a series whitewash against India women as the Caribbean side went down by 61 runs in the fifth T20I at the Guyana National Stadium on Wednesday night.

Chasing a victory target of 135, West Indies women were restricted to 72 for seven from their allotted 20 overs as off-spinner Anuja Patil grabbed two wickets for just three runs.

The other two spinners, Radha and Poonam Yadav, got a wicket each and never allowed the Windies batters to get any sort of momentum during their chase.

Opener Kyshona Knight was the top-scorer with 22 while Shemaine Campbelle scored an unbeaten 19.

The West Indies were 13 for two in the fourth over and they never recovered from that position.

Earlier, India opted to bat after winning the toss and were reduced to 17 for two in the fourth over as openers -- Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana - went back to the pavilion after scoring just nine and seven respectively.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy then rescued the visitors with a third-wicket partnership of 113 which help them set up 134 for three from their allotted 20 overs.

Rodrigues scored 50 runs before she was dismissed by Aaliyah Alleyne with the penultimate delivery of the innings. Krishnamurthy scored a 48-ball unbeaten 57, which included four boundaries.

India had also won the three-match ODI series 2-1.

BRIEF SCORES:

India Women: 134 for 3 in 20 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 50, Veda Krishnamurthy 57 not out; Hayley Matthews 1-23); West Indies Women: 73 for 7 in 20 overs (Kyshona Knight 22; Anuja Patil 2-3).

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