Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: India Women thrashed West Indies by six wickets with 11 balls to spare to record its second consecutive win in the tournament in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Having got the better of Pakistan in the lung- nature, India would endeavour to put up an bettered bowling show against West Indies in its alternate Women’s T20 World Cup match on Wednesday.
The Indian batters, withoutvice-captain Smriti Mandhana, managed to complete their loftiest successful chase in the T20 World Cup in the palm against Pakistan.
Mandhana missed the tie against Pakistan owing to a cutlet injury but the star nature is likely to be back in the platoon against the West Indies, who’s coming off a big loss against England.
The Indian bowlers were shamefaced of taking their bottom off the pedal in the aft end of the innings, allowing Pakistan to score 91 runs in the alternate half of their innings.
Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma are out to open India’s innings. Connell starts with a wide down leg- side. FOUR! Short outside out and Shafali gets on top of the brio and cuts it through point and cover for a boundary. FOUR! analogous delivery and Shafali plays another cracking shot through cover- point. FOUR! Wide outside out again and she gets a top edge on the cut this time and this goes over the slip fielder and to the boundary. veritably wide outdoors out and this is called a wide. She’s beaten this time trying to cut as this is pitched slightly fuller and near to out- refuse.
A bit of an interruption in play then as Stefanie Taylor is being stretchered off the field. Not sure of the nature of her injury yet. Afy Fletcher with the ball. Richa gets a couple of twos off the first two deliveries as she plays the cut. She also dabs gently to third man and collects three. FOUR! This is driven down by Harmanpreet through covers after clearing her front- leg. FOUR! She steps out next ball and slaps this overextra-cover for another boundary. She keeps strike with a single off the last ball.
Richa Ghosh finishes the game with a cracking pull shot to the square- leg boundary. India wins by six lattices with 11 balls remaining and pulls off its alternate successive palm in the event.
They will be keen to give a better account of themselves. With tougher resistances anticipated as the event progresses, the Indian bowlers could n’t have asked for a better opponent than a familiar West Indies side, whom India beat doubly in the recenttri-series.
Still, the fur department too has to pull up its socks, If India want to win the title.
It if was n’t for youthful Richa Ghosh’s three boundaries on the witch in the 18th over, India would have been unfit to cross the line.
The big- hitting Shafali Verma, fresh from leading India to the initialU-19 World Cup title, did n’t look her imperious stylish against Pakistan. She plodded to get the big shots.
Opening the innings in the absence of Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia plodded for meter while commander Harmanpreet Kaur too decomposed without making an impact.
India will breathe a shriek of relief that Jemimah Rodrigues, a proven match- winner, hit form after an underwhelming run as she anchored the innings but the middle- order batter will have to manage her strike rate more and go for the big shots.
The addition of Mandhana, a vital cog in this Indian platoon’s scheme of effects, won’t misdoubt bolster the fur.
West Indies, on the other hand, will be eager to register its first palm in the event after being thrashed by England in its nature.
The Hayley Matthews- led side is enduring a wretched run, having lost 14 matches on the witch.
It’ll formerly again turn to commander Matthews who has oodles of experience. The commander is no foreigner to delivering on the big stage.
Still, the commander needs the others to step up, especially the educated Stefanie Taylor, who has returned from a back injury.
It’ll be a pivotal institution for West Indies as a loss would knock the former titleholders out of thesemi-final contention. Know More Women Cricket News…
INDIA PLAYING XI
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh.
WEST INDIES PLAYING XI
Hayley Matthews (c), Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Rashada Williams (wk), Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman.