Windies women go under
RAJKOT – Prolific teenager Stafanie Taylor missed out on a century as Mithali Raj converted hers to condemn West Indies women to a 10-run loss to India in the fourth One-Day International yesterday.
Raj, the world’s top-ranked batsman, stroked 109 from 106 balls to help fire India to 216 for four from their allotted 50 overs, after they were sent in at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.
The 19-year-old Taylor then hammered a measured 83 from 129 balls but her efforts were not enough as the Windies folded for 206 with a ball remaining in the innings, as India tied the series 2-2 with one match remaining.
West Indies appeared on course for a series-winning 3-1 lead when Taylor and Juliana Nero posted 127 for the first wicket.
Taylor cracked eight fours to continue her good form on tour while Nero’s 42 came from 83 balls and included four boundaries.
When Nero was run out in the 33rd over, however, West Indies failed to find another strong partnership as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
The final game is scheduled for today. (CMC)
Scoreboard of the fourth One-Day International between India and West Indies women at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground yesterday.
P Raut c Mohammed b Taylor 62
N Tanwar run out 19
M Raj not out 109
A Sharma c Munroe b Taylor 1
H Kaur run out 0
R Dhar not out 15
Extras (lb2, w8) 10
TOTAL (4 wkts – 50 overs) 216
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Tanwar, 14.3 overs),
2-146 (Raut, 39.3), 3-172 (Sharma, 43.4),
4-172 (Kaur, 43.5)
Did not bat: D David, +S Lobatto, P Roy,
J Goswami, G Sultana.
Bowling: Smartt 8-2-26-0, Taylor 10-2-32-2, Munroe 2-0-11-0, Campbelle 9-1-36-0, Mohammed 10-1-39-0, Daley 10-0-60-0, Dottin 1-0-10-0.
S Taylor run out 83
J Nero run out 42
S King lbw b Dhar 4
D Dottin c wk Lobatto b Roy 16
*+M Aguilleira c and b Roy 5
S Daley b Sultana 11
B Cooper lbw b David 0
S Campbelle c Sultana b David 23
T Smartt b Sultana 5
A Mohammed c Dhar b David 2
S Munroe not out 0
Extras (lb9, w6) 15
TOTAL (all out, 49.5 overs) 206
Fall of wickets: 1-127 (Nero, 32.1 overs), 2-136 (King, 35.5), 3-149 (Taylor, 38.2), 4-163 (Dottin, 42.4), 5-170 (Aguilleira, 44.1), 6-175 (Cooper, 46), 7-177 (Daley, 46.4), 8-195 (Smartt, 48.3), 9-206 (Mohammed, 49.3), 10-206 (Campbelle, 49.5)
Bowling: Goswami 2-0-2-0, Dhar 10-1-38-1, Sharma 5-0-26-0, Sultana 10-0-41-2, David 9.5-0-39-3, Roy 10-2-35-2, Tanwar 3-0-16-0.
Toss: West Indies.
Result: India won by ten runs.
Series: Five match series tied 2-2.