Indian national women’s team thrashed the West Indies women’s team and the credit goes to the Indian batters, who were led by the heroic centuries of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur, who made no mistakes in the must-win game to confirm their waiting tickets in the knockouts of the ongoing Women’s cricket World Cup, against West Indies at Seddon Park, as India put on 317/8 – their highest scoreline in the ODI World Cups and the highest total overall in this edition – after deciding to bat first.

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Smriti Mandhana scored 123 runs in 119 balls, and Harmanpreet Kaur 109 runs in 107 balls, and they put on a partnership of  184 runs for the 4th wicket, India’s best in the ODI World Cup, which rescued Indian struggling innings from 78/3 and put them at the driver’s seat to rebound after their loss against New Zealand in the previous match.
Later on, the game ended as India defeated West Indies by 155 runs with an astounding bowling performance after Indian batters took off all the pressure from the bowling line-up by scoring 317 to register their 2nd win of the tournament. Indian spinners Sneh Rana and Rajeshwari Gayakwad tighten the screws in the middle overs while pacer Jhulan Goswami and Meghna Singh also picked wickets. From the West Indies’ point of view only opener Deandra Dottin scored a brilliant fifty while Hayley Matthews also supported her well as West Indies got off to a positive start before India pulled off the unbelievable overall performance.

By Abhishek Pandey

Non-Aspiring future engineer having many aspirations in life. A lover of cricket and football, an admirer of the GOATs in both games. Solving the jigsaw puzzles of life in my own way to find the treasure of peace. There is only one quote that keeps me going- 'There is no way for being happy, being happy is the only way.'