With this victory, India took an unassailable 3-0 lead. Chasing a small target of 60 runs, India had a poor start as both of their openers, Shafali Verma (0) and Smriti Mandhana (3), were sent back to the pavilion within three overs. However, Jemimah Rodrigues starred with the bat to steer the team home
Guyana: Indian women completed a hat-trick of wins against the West Indies to claim the five-match Twenty20 International series in Guyana on Thursday (November 14).
With this seven-wicket victory, India took an unassailable 3-0 lead. Chasing a small target of 60 runs, India had a poor start as both of their openers, Shafali Verma (0) and Smriti Mandhana (3), were sent back to the pavilion within three overs.
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However, Jemimah Rodrigues (40) hit regular boundaries and ensured the team didn't suffer any more hiccups as India chased down the small target comfortably to clinch series against the Windies with two games to spare.
Earlier, after opting to bat first, West Indies got off to a worst possible start as the team lost the first two wickets in powerplay at a score of 12 runs.
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Stacy-Ann King and Chedean Nation were only able to stitch a 14 run partnership as India wreaked havoc demolishing the West Indies top order.
Windies kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were soon found reeling at 39/6 at the end of 14th over.
India then did not allow West Indies to gain any momentum and struck quick wickets to restrict the hosts to just 59 runs in 20 overs.
Both the teams will next lock horns in the fourth T20I on November 17.
West Indies 59/9 in 20 overs (Chinelle Henry 11, Chedean Nation 11, Radha Yadav 2/6) lost to India women: 60/3 in 16.4 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 40 not out, Hayley Matthews 2/7).
(With inputs from ANI)
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Last Updated Nov 15, 2019, 10:31 AM IST