India Women defeated the West Indies Women in the first T20 International by 84 runs

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Shafali Verma receives her award from former West Indies Women’s captain Verena Felicien.
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India Women defeated the West Indies Women in the first T20 International by 84 runs at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.

Fifteen year old Shafali Verma announced herself to the series with a swashbuckling 73 runs, which included 6 fours and 4 sixes on her way to a player of the match performance. Together with Smriti Mandhana, the pair took their team to the highest T20 total by any team against the West Indies Women of 185/4.

The West Indies women had some bad news before the start of play as captain Stafanie Taylor was ruled out of the first match with a Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain. Series vice-captain Anisa Mohammed stood in as captain for the match.

The West Indies bowlers looked hapless and helpless against the timely strokes by the Indian opening pair. Finally Shakera Selman who returned to the team after an injury layoff, scalped the wicket of Verma, caught by Kyshona Knight. Smriti Mandhana soon followed caught of Mohammed for 67.

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur finished not out on 21 as India posted a mammoth 185/4 from their 20 overs. The West Indies bowlers did however reign in the fast scoring that the Indians started their innings with. Shakera Selman finished with 2/35 while Anisa Mohammed had 2/36.

The West Indies women’s batting innings never got the start they needed. Natasha McLean fell for 0 offering an easy running catch to Harmanpreet Kaur. Hayley Matthews looked set to build the innings as she smashed three quick boundaries, racing to 13 from 8 deliveries but was bowled as the runs started flowing. 

Shemaine Campbelle played a patient innings working with Kyshona Knight as wickets kept falling. Knight and Campbelle provided some stability giving the fans hope that a miracle could have happened. But Kyshona fell for 12 and the slide started. Miscommunication between Stacy-Ann King and Campbelle resulted in Campbelle being runout for a hard fought 33 just when she looked set to take the West Indies women on her shoulders to victory.

The West Indies women reached 101/9 from their 20 overs. Campbelle 33, Matthews 13 and King 13. Radha Yadav finished with 2/10 while Shikha Pandey finished with 2/22.

Tickets for the T20Is are  very affordable price at just GYD$1000 (US5) in Guyana, and EC$10 (US$5) for the five T20I matches, available online through the Windiescricket.com website or at https://www.zoonga.com/indiatour. Box offices at each ground are open on the day of each match. 

Fans around the world can watch the games live on the West Indies website, www.windiescricket.com or on the Windies Cricket YouTube page. Fans in India can watch the matches exclusively on the FanCode app - https://fancode.onelink.me/tTJR/Super50Live.

 

 


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

 

Sun-3-Nov-2019 

2nd COLONIAL MEDICAL INSURANCE ODI (DAY/NIGHT) 

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, 1:30PM

 

 

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

 

 

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