IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: Today in the third match of the T20 tri-series played between India and West Indies women’s cricket team, India defeated West Indies by 56 runs.
T20 Tri Series – IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match Highlights
Today the Third Match of T20 Tri Series was played between India and West Indies women team at Buffalo Park ground in East London.
India won the toss and Captain Harmanpreet Kaur decided to bat first.
The Indian team came out to play first and scored 167 runs losing 2 wickets in the prescribed 20 overs and gave West Indies a target of 168 runs.
Chasing the target of 168 runs, the West Indies team could score only 140 runs and got all out. India won this match by 56 runs.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: Player Of The Match
For her excellent unbeaten 7️⃣4️⃣*(51) in the first innings, vice-captain @mandhana_smriti bagged the Player of the Match award as #TeamIndia clinched their second win of the Tri-Series with a 56-run victory over West Indies 👏— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 24, 2023
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Smriti Mandhana was given the Player of the Match award for her excellent batting. Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 74 off 51 balls and also hit 10 fours and a six in her innings.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: Full Match Highlights
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who was not available in the first match, was replaced by Sneha Rana in the Indian team.
There was also a change from the West Indies women’s side. Shanika Bruce was included in the playing XI in place of Shakera Selman.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: India playing 11
Yastika Bhatia (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Amanjot Kaur, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: West Indies Playing 11
Hayley Matthews (c), Britney Cooper, Rashada Williams (wk), Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Chedean Nation, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Shanika Bruce, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: Indian Batting
Electing to bat first, openers Yastika Bhatia and Smriti Mandhana got India off to a good start. Both had scored 30 runs in the first 5 overs of the powerplay without losing any wicket.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: First Wicket – But Ashika Bhatia was caught out on the fifth ball of the sixth over. She was dismissed by Krishna Ramharack. Yastika scored 18 runs with the help of 3 fours before getting out.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: Second Wicket – After Yashika’s dismissal, Harleen Deol came on the field and she along with Mandhana started leading the innings. Both shared a short partnership and the team crossed the 50-run mark. On the second ball of the ninth over, Harleen Deol was also dismissed after scoring just 12 runs.
She was dismissed LBW by West Indies bowler Shanika Bruce. After Harleen’s dismissal, captain Harmanpreet Kaur came on the field and started leading the innings with Mandhana.
In the first 10 overs, the Indian women’s team completed their 60 runs at the loss of 2 wickets. Captain Harmanpreet started playing fast as soon as she came and started increasing the run rate. Harmanpreet scored 12 runs in the 11th over with the help of 2 fours.
Meanwhile, Harmanpreet also got a lifeline. On the fourth ball of the 14th over, Sabika Gajnabi bowled a short pitch to Harmanpreet which Harmanpreet tried to cut but the ball went to wicketkeeper Rashada Williams taking the edge of the bat. Rashada could not collect the ball properly and dropped the catch.
In the 15th over, the Indian team completed its 100 runs. After 15 overs, the score was 103 for 2 wickets and the Indian team had reached a very strong position at this time.
India still had 8 wickets in hand and India could now afford to score quick runs. Meanwhile, on the third ball of 16th overs, Mandhana completed her half-century by hitting a four. In this over, Mandhana hit a total of 3 fours and scored 14 runs.
At this time, India’s strongest pair “Mandhana and Harmanpreet” was present on the cricket field and both the players were fiercely testing the West Indies bowlers.
In the 18th over, Mandhana and Harmanpreet again hit fours. Both together hit a total of 4 fours and hit a total of 18 runs in this over. This over of Connell proved to be the costliest over of the match.
Today was very ordinary game from the West Indies team. Harmanpreet got another lifeline in the 19th over by the West Indies fielder when Harmanpreet drove Fletcher’s ball towards backward point and went straight to the fielder but the catch was also dropped by the fielder.
In the last over of the match, Harmanpreet also completed her half-century by taking 3 runs in the fourth ball and scored 167 runs in 20 overs. And gave West Indies a target of 168 runs to win.
Smriti Mandhana scored an unbeaten 74 off 51 balls with the help of 10 fours and a six, while Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 56 off 35 balls with the help of eight fours.
Both played an unbeaten partnership of 115 runs in 70 balls in total.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: West Indies Bowling
No bowler proved to be effective from the West Indies bowlers. For the WIndies, only Shanika Bruce and Krishna Ramharack got one wicket each.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: West Indies Batting
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: First Wicket – Chasing 168 runs, the West Indies team had a very poor start. Opener Brittany Cooper was run out for zero in the second over of the match. India’s senior player Radhika Sharma got him out LBW and showed the way to the pavilion.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: 2nd Wicket – Only 20 runs were scored by the West Indies team that Rashada Williams also fell victim to Radhika Sharma on the third ball of the fourth over. Rashada tried to hit Deepika Sharma’s ball forward and wicketkeeper Yashika Bhatia standing behind the wicket stumped her out.
Till the end of the first power, only 25 runs were scored in the first 6 overs and the West Indies team had lost their 2 wickets.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: 3rd Wicket – Then Shabika Ghajnabi was also dismissed in the 7th over. Rajeshwari Gaikwad got her out LBW on an individual score of 3 runs.
The West Indies team was in trouble after losing 3 wickets for only 27 after 7 overs. But after the dismissal of Shabika Ghajnabi, Hayley Mathews came to the field to save the wicket and started to push the team’s score along with Shemaine Campbelle.
Both the batsmen stopped the wicket from falling but were unable to increase the run rate. There was a lot of tight bowling from the Indian bowlers and the West Indies batsmen had to struggle a lot to score one run.
In the first 10 overs, the West Indies team was able to score only 39 runs losing 3 wickets and still West Indies needed 129 runs to win at required run rate of 13.
The 11th over came as a good over for West Indies in which both the batsmen hit 4 fours together. Windies batsmen scored a total of 17 runs in this over of Devika Vaidya.
A lot of effort was made from the Indian side to break this pair. Total 6 bowlers were used by India, but the Indian bowlers failed to break the pair.
After 15 overs, the West Indies team’s score was 81 for 3 and West Indies still needed 87 runs to win. To achieve this, the Windies had to score runs at the required run rate of 18.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: 4th Wicket – Then in the 18th over, the fourth wicket of the West Indies fell in the form of a Campbelle. Campbelle, caught by Amanjot Kaur off Radha Yadav. She played a fighting innings of 47 runs with the help of 5 fours and 1 six.
The Windies team could score only 111 runs losing 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Captain Haylay Metthews remained unbeaten on 35 and Afy Fletcher scored 10 runs but could not lead the team to victory.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match: India Bowling
All the bowlers bowled well for India. Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Radha Yadav took one wicket each, while Deepti Sharma got 2 wickets.
IND VS WI Women’s 3rd Match – Conclusion
With this match win, India have won both their matches played in this tri-series and have almost confirmed their place in the finals.