Deepti, Richa glow as India beat West Indies by 6 wickets


15 Feb, Cap Town: Deepti Sharma shone with the ball before Richa Ghosh start India to a six-wicket win. Over West Indies in this Women’s T20 World Cup Group 2 match here on Wednesday.

Ghosh (44 not out) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (33) then put up an important 72-run stand to take India. Their second victory of the tournament with 11 balls to spare.

Needing less than run a ball, India were off to an electric start with openers Shafali Verma (28) and Smriti. Madhana (10) taking the team total to 31 in four overs on the back of six fours.

Deepti Sharma shone with the ball before Richa Ghosh led India. And to a six-wicket win over West Indies in their Women’s T20 World Cup. Group 2 match here on February 15.

Deepti search a web around the West Indies batters to restrict them to 118 for six. After being asked to bowl.

Highlights of India:

Harmanpreet Kaur and Richa Ghosh joined for a decisive partnership. Worth 73 runs to put India within touching space of victory. While spinner Deepti Sharma cracked history in the game by taking 3/15 . Becoming the first Indian to reach 100 wickets in T20 internationals.

Verma’s onslaught rich to an abrupt end when she was caught for 28 from 23 balls, leaving captain Kaur and Ghosh out in the middle with work still to do. And the game was stoped for a lengthy and concerning treatment for West Indies veteran Stafanie Taylor, who appeared to suffer a recurrence of a back injury in it.

Last game’s matchwinner Jemimah Rodrigues (1) became Hayley Matthews (1/12) the first and only casualty of the day when the skipper made a superb catch of her own bowling.

After two low-scoring overs, Shafali tried to up the ante only to be caught long leg and West Indies selected three wickets in quick succession.

Harmanpreet took time to calm down before hitting back-to-back fours against Afy Fletcher (0/24) in the 9th round. The Indian skipper’s shot rich with the help of three boundaries of 42 balls.

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