India Level ODI Series with 53-run Victory

India Level ODI Series with 53-run Victory
India Level ODI Series with 53-run Victory
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India leveled the three-match Colonial Medical Insurance (CMI) One Day International (ODI) series when they defeated the West Indies Women by 53 runs in the second match, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Mithali Raj won the toss for India and elected to bat first on a humid day in North Sound. The West indies bowlers had an early breakthrough when they removed Jemimah Rodrigues for 0, handing Aaliyah Alleyne her first ODI wicket. Soon after it was Priya Punia who fell for 5 to Shabika Gajnabi. The young West Indies pacers showing their fearless approach to a notable Indian batting lineup. 

Punam Raut and captain Mithali Raj consolidated the India middle order, posting a 66-run partnership before Raj was caught of Sheneta Grimmond for 40. But it was a lifeline given to Raut when Stafanie Taylor dropped a difficult running catch, which allowed Raut to go on and score 77. Together with 46 from Harmanpreet Kaur, the pair posted a mammoth 93 runs together before Kaur fell.

India finished their 50 overs on 191/6. Afy Fletcher was the most successful West Indies bowler, taking 2/32 followed by Aaliyah Alleyne with 2/38.

The West Indies batters never looked settled as the Indians got the ball to zip and turn on a pitch was getting better. Shemaine Camobelle and captain Stafanie Taylor top scored with 39 and 20 respectively after Natasha McLean retired on 15. Aaliyah Alleyne fought valiantly in the end with 16 to show some resistance against the Indians. 

But it was not to be as Alleyne succumbed in the forty-eighth over to give India a 53-run victory and level the three-match series, with all to play for on Wednesday at the same venue. 

WEST INDIES WOMEN’S SQUAD FOR 3RD COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI

  1. Stafanie Taylor – Captain
  2. Anisa Mohammed - Vice Captain
  3. Aaliyah Alleyne
  4. Afy Fletcher
  5. Shemaine Campbelle
  6. Hayley Matthews
  7. Caneisha Isaac
  8. Chedean Nation
  9. Stacy-Ann King
  10. Kyshona Knight
  11. Natasha McLean
  12. Shabika Gajnabi
  13. Sheneta Grimmond
  14. Shawnisha Hector

TOUR SCHEDULE

2019 WEST INDIES WOMEN’S HOME TOUR VS INDIA WOMEN

DATE

ITINERARY

VENUE & TIME

Wed-23-Oct 2019

INDIA Women Arrive 

Antigua

Wed-30-Oct-2019

Warm up Match (IND)

Fri-1-Nov-2019 

1st COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI (DAY/NIGHT) 

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua1:30PM

 

West Indies Women won by 1 run

 

Sun-3-Nov-2019 

2nd COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI (DAY/NIGHT) 

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua1:30PM

 

India Women won by 53 runs

 

Wed-6-Nov-2019 

3rd COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI 

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua9:30AM

 

Sat-9-Nov-2019 

1st T20I 

Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia, 6:00PM

Sun-10-Nov-2019 

2nd T20I 

Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia, 1:30PM

 

Thu-14-Nov-2019 

3rd T20I 

National Stadium, Guyana, 6:00PM

 

Sun-17-Nov-2019 

4th T20I 

National Stadium, Guyana, 1:30PM 

 

Wed-20-Nov-2019 

5th T20I

National Stadium- Guyana, 6:00PM

 


Tickets are priced at just US$5 in Antigua and St. Lucia to make it affordable for fans to come out and rally behind the West Indies Women. Tickets are available at the playing venues in Antigua, St. Lucia and Guyana.