Skipper Mithali produces another good innings to help India’s second win against against West Indies: Women’s Team India ODI skipper, Mithali Raj played another wonderful knock to help India win the second encounter against West Indies, in the ICC Women’s Championship 2014-16, at Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju Andhra Cricket Association Cricket Ground, Mulapadu, Vijaywada.
After winning the first match by a huge margin of 6 wickets in which Raj played a big role by scoring an unbeaten 46* runs, she produced another excellent innings, scoring a 51-ball 45 runs with 6 fours and a six.
Significant contributions from the opener, Smriti Mandhana (44) and Deepti Sharma (32), Team India successfully reached the target of 154 runs set by the West Indies.
Earlier Indian women won the toss and put West Indies to bat.
Indian pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami gave the initial break-through by removing the opener Hayley Mathews (6) with just 16 runs on the board in 4.2 overs.
Left-arm spinner, Ekta Bisht, who claimed 3 three wickets in the previous encounter, accounted for the skipper Stefanie Taylor (15) and Merissa Aguilliera (25), giving away 28 runs in her quota of 10 overs.
A gutsy innings by Deandra Dottin, who fought a lone battle, and her 70-run fifth-wicket partnership with the wicket-keeper Aguilliera brought some stability to the innings and the team registered a total of 153 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs.
Jhulan Goswami ended with a bowling analysis of 10-2-28-2, very much identical that of Bisht.
Team India overcame the target losing 5 wickets and 72 balls to spare.
India lead the series 2-0.