WI Women score first ODI win
MUMBAI – Stafanie Taylor followed up a penetrative spell from Anisa Mohammed with a purposeful half-century to lead West Indies Women to a historic nine-wicket victory over India Women in their first One-day International yesterday.
Taylor, one of six players under central retainer contract with the West Indies Cricket Board, struck ten fours in an unbeaten 85 from 122 balls, as the Windies Women, chasing 162 for victory, reached their target with 79 balls remaining at the Bandra Kurla Complex.
Off-spinner Mohammed, another of the players under WICB contract, set things up for the Windies Women, when she captured four wickets for 27 runs from eight overs, as India Women, choosing to bat, were dismissed for 161 in 49.3 overs.
Taylor supported with two for 20 from eight overs with her uncomplicated off-spin to lay the foundation for another solid all-round showing.
“It was an excellent performance from the girls,” said West Indies coach Sherwin Campbell. “It was a very good start to the tour.
“The pitch was very good for batting, and we did a lot of things right. Anisa and Stafanie have delivered for us before, and again [in this match], they showed that they are world-class players.”
The result handed the Windies Women a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, which continues on Thursday at Reliance Stadium in Vadodara.
It also gave the visitors their first-ever ODI victory over the hosts in ten attempts, which included two losses at the last two Women’s World Cups.
INDIA (maximum 50 overs)
P. Raut lbw b Mohammed 33
+A. Deshpande lbw b Dottin 21
M. Raj c King b Mohammed 6
H. Kaur run out (Dottin) 32
R. Dhar c Daley b Mohammed 2
P. Roy lbw b Mohammed 12
R. Malhotra b Campbelle 8
D. David c King b Taylor 0
A. Sharma c Taylor b Smartt 15
*J. Goswami c and b Taylor 8
G. Sultana not out 2
Extras (b4, lb2, w14, nb2) 22
TOTAL (all out, 49.3 overs) 161
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (+Deshpande, 16.5 overs); 2-71 (Raut, 20.4); 3-72 (Raj, 22.3); 4-85 (Dhar, 28.2); 5-106 (Roy, 32.4); 6-129 (Kaur, 37.5); 7-129 (David, 38.2); 8-133 (Malhotra, 41.4); 9-150 (*Goswami, 46.1)
Bowling: Selman 6-0-16-0,
Smartt 8.3-1-26-1, Dottin 4-0-20-1,
King 10-2-35-0, Mohammed 8-2-27-4,
Taylor 8-1-20-2, Campbelle 5-0-11-1
WEST INDIES (target: 162 off 50 overs)
S. Taylor not out 85
J. Nero b Goswami 12
S. Daley not out 44
Extras (b8, lb1, w11, nb1) 21
TOTAL (1 wkt, 36.5 overs) 162
*+M. Aguilleira, S. King, D. Dottin,
B. Cooper, A. Mohammed, S. Campbelle,
S. Selman, T. Smartt did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Nero, 6.6 overs)
Bowling: *Goswami 7-0-41-1,
Dhar 5-2-10-0, Sharma 5.5-1-25-0,
Sultana 6-1-28-0, David 6-1-19-0,
Malhotra 3-0-17-0, Roy 4-0-13-0
Result: West Indies Women won by nine wickets (with 79 balls remaining)
Series: West Indies Women lead five-match series 1-0
Toss: India Women
Umpires: G. Iyer, V. Nerukar
TV umpire: R. Deshpande
Match referee: A. Pendharker