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Women’s T20I Tri-Series South Africa: James cameos with bat but India take victory over West Indies

Zaida James
Zaida James
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Despite a valiant 34 from captain Hayley Matthews and 21 not out from debutant Zaida James, the West Indies Women fell to an 8-wicket defeat to India Women in their final preliminary match of the Women’s Tri-Series at Buffalo Park in East London.

Match Summary

West Indies Women vs India Women, 6th Match, Womens T20I Tri-Series in South Africa

West Indies Women 94/6 (20 ov)

India Women 95/2 (13.5 ov)

Result - India Women won by 8 wickets


Batting first, West Indies posted 94/6 from their 20 overs, Matthews top-scored with 34 (34) and Zaida James added a valuable 21 (31) not out. Deepti Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 4-2-11-3 followed by Pooja Vastrakar with 4-1-19-2. India reached the 95-run target in 13.5 overs, with Jemima Rodrigues on 42 (39) not out and captain Harmanpreet Kaur 32 (23) not out. Shamilia Connell finished with figures of 3-0-17-1 followed by Hayley Matthews with 2-0-7-1.

After the match captain Hayley Matthews applauded the efforts by the four U19 players who were part of the playing eleven today, saying "It was really good to see how the U19s played today. Zaida James stepped up with the bat and the energy that they brought on the field was really good. We are still missing the experience of Stafanie Taylor and Chinelle Henry and it's been a pretty tough tournament for us when it comes to results but we have better days to look forward too."

Match Stats

West Indies Women Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Rashada Williams - 3.3 ov), 2-18 (Shemaine Campbelle - 3.4 ov), 3-39 (Djenaba Joseph - 8.5 ov), 4-53 (Hayley Matthews - 11.4 ov), 5-73 (Shabika Gajnabi - 17.2 ov), 6-94 (Aaliyah Alleyne - 19.6 ov)

India Women Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Smriti Mandhana - 1.5 ov), 2-41 (Harleen Deol - 7.1 ov)

Playing XIs

West Indies Women - Jannillea Glasgow, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Afy Fletcher, Rashada Williams(wk), Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Hayley Matthews(c), Shabika Gajnabi, Aaliyah Alleyne

India Women - Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Yastika Bhatia(wk), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur


Match Details

Start Time: 13:00

Toss: India Women won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Buffalo Park, East London

Officials: Phillip Vosloo, Thomas Mokorosi, Lauren Agenbag, Ryan Hendricks, Shandre Fritz

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