INDIA VS WEST INDIES WOMEN WORLD CUP 2023: IND DEFEAT WI BY 6 WICKETS
India completed their six wicket win over the West Indies with a comprehensive performance in Wednesday's Group 2 match in Cape Town, their second successive win in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
Disciplined bowling by the Indian bowlers kept Windies to 118/6 in 20 overs. Opener Stephanie Taylor led West Indies with 42 off 40 balls and Shemaine Campbell with 30. With 15 wickets, Deepti Sharma led all bowlers for India, while Renuka Singh and Pooja Vastrakar each had one.
Chasing 119, India lost their top three batters in the first seven overs, making it a difficult affair. However, the duo of Harmanpreet Kaur and Rich Ghosh reunited in the middle to string together a magnificent 50-run winning streak to lead India to victory.
Earlier, West Indies captain Hayley Mathews won the toss and chose to bat against India. The Indian team made a few changes, with vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and spinner Devika Vaidya replaced by Yastika Bhatia and Harleen Doel. West Indies made one change as spinner Karishma Ramharack replaced Zaid James.
Richa Ghosh struck first ball in the 19th over, West Indies' 15th defeat in a row in T20Is. Deepti Sharma shone with the ball in front of Richa Ghosh, who led Team India to a six-wicket win over the West Indies in a T20 Women's World Cup Group 2 match on Wednesday.
Following her request to bowl, Deepti created a web around the West Indies batters to hold them to 118 for six. The seasoned off-spinner picked up three wickets to reach 100 T20I wickets for India for the first time.
The demoralizing defeat was West Indies' 15th in a row and eighth in a row against India, leaving them fourth in the standings. India's second victory in a row is more convincing against Pakistan, as they drive 119 with 11 balls to keep second in the Group 2 table next to England, who are also unbeaten and India's next opponent on Saturday in Gqeberha.
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