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India Women complete 5-0 whitewash with big win

Veda Krishnamurthy and Jemimah Rodrigues score half-centuries; Anuja Patil takes 2/3

By BCCI Desk in

India completed a 5-0 T20I series win over West Indies Women following a big 61-run victory at the National Stadium in Guyana.

India won the toss for the first time in this five-match T20I series and chose to bat first. The home team bowlers kept it tight, which resulted in Hayley Matthews taking a brilliant return catch to dismiss opener Shafali Verma for 9. Next was the dangerous Smriti Mandhana who captained the team in place of Harmanpreet Kaur. She was dismissed by her opposite number Anisa Mohammed for 7.

When the visitors were in trouble, Jemimah Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy posted a 117-run partnership before Jemimah was out for 50. Veda finished the innings on 57 not out, her highest T20I score as India Women posted 134/3 from their 20 overs. Hayley Matthews took 1/23 and Anisa Mohammed had 1/26 from their four overs each.

In their reply, the West Indies Women never got going and struggled to get the big hits. They lost Natasha McLean and Chedean Nation early with the Indians applying pressure with their tight bowling and quick fielding. The West Indies Women were 13/2 in the fourth over.

Kyshona Knight and Shemaine Campbelle were the only two West Indies Women batters to reach double figures, as they made 22 and 19 respectively.The West Indies Women finished their 20 overs on 73/7.

Playing in her 50th T20I for India, Anuja Patil had the best bowling figures for India Women, finishing with an incredible 2/3 from 3 overs.

Player of the Match: Veda Krishnamurthy

Player of the Series: Shafali Verma

Brief Scores: India Women 134/3 in 20 overs (Veda Krishnamurthy 57*, Jemimah Rodrigues 50; Aaliyah Alleyne 1-23) beat West Indies Women 73/7 in 20 overs (Kyshone Knight 22; Anuja Patil 2-3) by 61 runs