India stroll to comfortable six-wicket win over West Indies

February 16, 2023 5:43 am

[Source: BBC Sport]

India strolled to a comfortable six-wicket victory over West Indies to edge closer to the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Cape Town.

Harmanpreet Kaur and Richa Ghosh added 72 for the fourth wicket as they reached their target of 119 with 11 balls to spare.

Ghosh finished unbeaten on 44 while captain Harmanpreet made a 42-ball 33.

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The result sets up a top-of-the-table clash between England and India on Saturday to decide who tops group two.

Batting first, West Indies stumbled to 118-6 after Stafanie Taylor’s gritty 42 from 40 balls.

After losing star batter Hayley Matthews for two in the second over, Taylor and Shemaine Campbelle, who made 36, rebuilt the innings with a partnership of 73.

But the side’s batting struggles continued, as spinner Deepti Sharma took 3-15 and in the process became the first Indian bowler to take 100 T20 international wickets.

West Indies’ qualification hopes are not over, but they need to win their last two games and rely on other results to go their way.

But they were dealt a devastating blow when Taylor was taken from the field on a stretcher with an injury, having only returned to the side during their opening encounter with England after a lengthy spell out.