Taylor Sets Up Series-Levelling Victory For West Indies

Taylor Sets Up Series-Levelling Victory For West Indies
Taylor Sets Up Series-Levelling Victory For West Indies
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West Indies Women 204-6 (Taylor 75) beat
India Women 162-9 (Campbelle 2-16) by 42 runs
Second One-Day International, Saint Kitts

Stafanie Taylor top scored with 75 to set up a series-levelling 42-run win for the West Indies Women over India Women in the second One-Day International in Saint Kitts.

The home side closed on 204 for six before a brace of wickets apiece for Shemaine Campbelle, Anisa Mohammed and Shakera Shelman restricted India to 162 for nine in reply.

The win for the West Indies sets the third and final match up as a decider after India won the opener by 76 runs.

Taylor dominated her side's batting effort as regular wickets from India prevented any other player from scoring a half-century and her 75 came from 131 balls and included eight fours.

Merissa Aguillera made 33 and Deandra Dottin 23 to drive the home side to a winning score as left-arm spinner Ekta Bist returned figures of three for 33 to make the West Indies work hard for their runs.

In reply, India also struggled to score quickly and lost wickets as the West Indies soon took control of the match, Aguillera effecting a West Indies record of four dismissals behind the stumps.

Amita Sharma (33), Harmanpreet Kaur (29), Mamtha Kanojia (27) and Mithali Raj (23) all made starts and forged partnerships but were unable to go on and put the West Indies under enough pressure.

India did well to recover from 67 for five to reach 124 for six and give themselves a chance but lost three more wickets for 18 runs as the West Indies closed out victory.

The decisive final match in the series is on Sunday (4th March).

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