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India Women clinch 2nd T20I by 10 wickets

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India Women continued their fine run in the Caribbean as they outplayed the home team in all departments to win the 2nd T20I by 10 wickets and take a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series.

Shafali Verma for the second match in a row took a liking to the West Indies Women’s bowling and the pitch at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground. The fifteen year-old struck her second consecutive half-century to lead the Indians to victory in the eleventh over. Verma finished on 69 not out with Smriti Mandhana on 30 not out.

Earlier, Anisa Mohammed, the stand-in captain, won the toss and elected to bat first. The runs were hard to come as Hayley Matthews and Stacy-Ann King opened the batting. Stacy-Ann was the first to go for 7 followed by Shemaine Campbelle for a four-ball 0.

Chedean Nation steadied the West Indies Women’s middle order with Hayley Matthews, as the pair added 34 runs together before Hayley trying to hit a straight six was caught in the deep for 23. Chedean fell soon after for 32 as Natasha McLean was the only other batter to reach double figures, she made 17.

The West Indies Women finished their 20 overs on 103/7. Deepti Sharma was the star bowler as she claimed 4/10 from her 4 overs.

India won the match reaching 104/0 in 10.3 overs. Afy Fletcher was the most economical West Indies Women’s bowler with 0/11.

The third T20I will be played in Guyana on Thursday.

Brief scores: West Indies 103/7 (Chedean Nation 32, Hayley Matthews 23, Deepti Sharma 4-10) lost to India 104/0 (Shefali Verma 69, Smriti Mandhana 30) by 10 wickets

Compiled by Roshna K.

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