India eves steamroll West Indies to wrap up series in Mulapudu
Indian women took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against the West Indies with an emphatic five-wicket win in the second ODI here yesterday
Captain Mithali Raj led from the front against West Indies
Mulapudu (Andhra Pradesh): Indian women took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series against the West Indies with an emphatic five-wicket win in the second ODI here yesterday.
The West Indies, for the second time in a row, put up an ordinary batting effort to end at 153 for seven.
India overhauled the target in 38 overs, thanks to opener Smriti Mandhana (44) and captain Mithali Raj (45).
Number three Deepti Sharma too came up with a handy 32. The series is part of the ICC women's championship with the third and final ODI to be played here on Tuesday.
The West Indies would have been dismissed for less than 150 if it was not for Deandra Dottin, whose 63 came after her team was struggling at 58 for four.
She stitched a 70-run stand with Merissa Aguilleira to save her side the blushes. Veteran Jhulan Goswami and Ekta Bisht were the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking two wickets respectively.
India were hardly tested in the chase. After opener Thirush Kamini departed, Mandhana and Sharma shared a 63-run partnership for the second wicket before the opener got
out in the 26th over. India were cruising to a comfortable win at that stage.
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