Shafali Verma played a knock of 69 runs off 35 balls with 10 fours and two sixes while Smriti Mandhana scored 30 runs off 28 deliveries with four fours to hand India a massive win with 57 balls to spare
Gros Islet (St. Lucia): Teenage opener Shafali Verma dazzled with the bat again as Indian women thrashed West Indies in the second T20I by 10 wickets at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet on Sunday (November 10).
With this feat, India now lead the five-match series by 2-0. Chasing a target of 104 runs, Indian openers Shafali and Smriti Mandhana led the team to a comfortable victory as the duo built an unbeaten stand of 104-run for the first wicket.
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Shafali played a knock of 69 runs off 35 balls with 10 fours and two sixes while Smriti scored 30 runs off 28 deliveries with four fours to hand India a massive win with 57 balls to spare.
In the first T20I, Shafali had become the youngest Indian to score an international half century. At the age of 15, she broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
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Earlier, after winning the toss, Windies skipper Anisa Mohammed elected to bat first. The hosts were only able to score below-par target of 103 runs in their 20 overs.
Windies suffered a bad start as they lost two quick wickets in the early phase of the game. Stacy-Ann King (7) and Shemaine Campbelle (0) were sent back to the pavilion cheaply by Indian bowlers.
Let's make that 2-0✌🏽. India clinch the 2nd T20I by 10 wickets thanks to Shafali's unbeaten 69 (35) and @mandhana_smriti's 30 (28). @Deepti_Sharma06 took 4 wickets for just 10 runs.👏 pic.twitter.com/ES76aVSVJu— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) November 10, 2019
Hayley Matthews and Chedean Nation built a partnership of 34-run for the third wicket before the former was scalped by Pooja Vatrakar in the 12th over.
Matthews scored slow 23 runs off 35 balls. Natasha McLean joined Nation in the middle and both continued scoring runs regularly.
Nation (32) was sent back to the pavilion by Deepti Sharma in the 17th over. She scored highest runs in Windies innings. In the same over McLean also lost her wicket to Sharma after scoring 17 runs.
India restricted Windies to 103/7 as Sharma scalped four wickets by giving away just ten runs in her four overs. For her spectacular bowling performance, she was awarded the Player of the Match.
The next T20I between both teams will be played at Providence Stadium in Guyana on November 15.
West Indies 103/7 in 20 overs (Chedean Nation 32, Hayley Matthews 23, Deepti Sharma 4/10) lost to India 104/0 in 10.3 overs (Shafali Verma 69 not out, Smriti Mandhana 30 not out)
(With inputs from ANI)
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Last Updated 11, Nov 2019, 9:49 AM