Providence (Guyana): Indian women continued their domination over the West Indies as they won the fourth Twenty20 International at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday (November 17).

The latest victory took handed the Indian women a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. Due to rain, the fourth T20I was reduced to nine overs per innings.

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Chasing a low total of 51 runs, West Indies got off to a slow start. India women bowled brilliantly and did not give away easy runs to the hosts. After the completion of five overs, West Indies were at 19/2.

The hosts failed to overpower the Indian bowling attack and the match came to a point when West Indies needed 13 runs off the final over. Anuja Patil (pictured) bowled the last over and helped India to restrict West Indies on 45/5.

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West Indies needed 13 off the final over and off-spinner Anuja gave away seven runs and took two wickets.

Earlier, India had a decent start after being sent to bat first. After smashing a six, Shafali Verma (7) was dismissed by Hayley Matthews in the first over.

Matthews then came out furiously in the third over and took two wickets — of Jemimah Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy. Pooja Vastrakar scored 10 runs, highest from the Indian side.

Harmanpreet Kaur-led side could not form a good partnership but managed to put up a total of 50 runs from nine overs.

The fifth T20I will be played on November 21.

Brief scores

India women 50/7 in 9 overs (Pooja Vastrakar 10, Hayley Matthews 3/13) beat West Indies women 45/5 in 9 overs (Matthews 11, Patil 2/8) by five runs.

(With inputs from ANI)