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India post 317/8 after 50 overs, centuries for Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur
West Indies all out for 162 (40.3)
West Indies all out for 162 (40.3): Absolutely fitting that Sneh Rana finished things off for India. Match-turning performance. India win by 155 runs.
West Indies 161/9 after 40 overs: Feels like a matter of time now for the win.
WICKET! 36.3: Chedean Nation 19(48) Run Out Deepti Sharma Oh Nation wouldn’t want to look at that again! West Indies 157/9
WICKET! 35.5: Anisa Mohammed 2(27) ct Taniya Bhatia (Sub) b Jhulan Goswami A record-breaking moment. Nice catch by the sub fielder. West Indies 155/8
TAKE A BOW, JHULAN GOSWAMI!
West Indies 155/7 after 35 overs: Was wondering if there might be some backstory with WV Raman on air for Deepti Sharma’s mandatory fake delivery. Not to be for now. Just says it’s the sort of games bowlers tend to play sometimes. Another maiden over.
West Indies 155/7 after 34 overs: A maiden over from Jhulan Goswami
West Indies 155/7 after 33 overs: 2 runs from Deepti’s over. Also, Taniyaa was on the field for a while today, thought it was for her surnamesake, But Yastika Bhatia is now back.
West Indies 153/7 after 32 overs: Nation with a good four past point. Jhulan has been a bit wayward with her lines and lengths today. Unlike her.
Jhulan Goswami time! She didn’t have the best of starts but a record beckons.
West Indies 146/7 after 31 overs: Mithali persisting with Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma for now. A maiden followed by a one-run over. Ultra attacking field for RG too. WI look like they want to just play out overs now. NRR is a factor.
If Jhulan Goswami gets a wicket here, should she be given another go, it will be a new record.
West Indies 145/7 after 29 overs: A maiden over from Deepti Sharma. Drinks break! Phew, so much happening in this match. But now the result seems all but set, remains to seen how WI approach the remainder of this innings.
WICKET! 26.5: Aaliyah Alleyne 4(10) Run Out Rajeshwari Gayakwad / Snen Rana Fantastic from Gayakwad! Nation pushed this past point and ran hard, but the Indian spinner turned after picking up the ball and released a bullet throw West Indies 145/7
West Indies 140/6 after 26 overs: Rajeshwari Gayakwad just turned one from outside the leg stump to outside the off stump from around the wicket. Best dot ball of the match. A maiden over.
West Indies 140/6 after 25 overs: It feels like a long time ago, when Dottin was going all guns blazing! At the half-way stage, WI are in deep trouble.
WICKET! 23.2: Chinelle Henry 7(6) lbw Rajeshwari Gayakwad The rarely seen double umpire’s call! Rajeshwari Gayakwad’s big appeal proves significant as the umpire gives Henry out LBW, and the decision stays. West Indies 134/6
WICKET! 22.2: Shemaine Campbelle 11(17) ct Rajeshwari Gayakwad b Pooja Vastrakar Playe of the match from the previous game, is out for 11 here. That is actually a nice catch by Gayakwad at point. (Not sure if she should be fielding there!) but did brilliantly there despite overbalancing. West Indies 127/5
West Indies 126/4 after 22 overs: Rana and Meghna keeping things tight.
West Indies 120/4 after 20 overs: WI scoring rate is still 6.00 overall but the complexion of this match has completely changed from the 13th over on.
The big three of the WI batting lineup are gone. Sneh Rana has turned this match around, her second wicket as Hayley Matthews is out caught behind. And that was a really sharp catch by Richa Ghosh too. Here come the pair that saved WI in the match against England though.
WICKET! 18.2: Hayley Matthews 43(36) ct Richa Ghosh b Sneh Rana ...and now Sneh Rana has 2 as well! She has been terrific. The drift she gets is just lovely, and when there is turn and bounce on offer too. Delightful to watch such good spin bowling. 3.2-1-8-2 now. West Indies 114/4
WICKET! 17.4: Stafanie Taylor 1(10) ct Richa Ghosh b Meghna Singh Meghna Singh with her 2nd! Captain Stafanie Taylor is out for 1 off 10 balls. Not her day, not her tournament so far. Nice away movement, outside edge, Richa Ghosh catches. Taylor with another slow walk back. West Indies 112/3
West Indies 111/2 after 17 overs: Another terrific over from Rana. She has brought India back into this match. Meghna too in the middle of a good phase. Captain Taylor, in need of some runs, in the middle.
15.2: Kycia Knight 5(15) ct Smriti Mandhana b Meghna Singh The No 3 batter hits one straight to Smriti Mandhana and Meghna Singh strikes. Bowling change works. Mandhana, like she does sometimes, takes a catch lower than ideal BP levels for Indian fans. West Indies 108/2
West Indies 107/1 after 15 overs: Inevitably, there will be a period of quiet now. India need it desperately. Knight hits a four in Rana’s over but Gayakwad and Rana then pull things back with really tight overs. 4 dot balls in 14th over, 6 dot balls (maiden) in the 15th by Rana.
WICKET! 12.2: Deandra Dottin 62(46) ct Meghna Singh b Sneh Rana A lengthy break due to her back issue & immediately after that, Deandra Dottin’s sensational innings comes to an end. Sneh Rana strikes in her first over. Big wicket. Attempted sweep, top edged to short fine. A slow walk back. What a knock. West Indies 100/1
A lengthy break, but Dottin is back up and running. Sneh Rana comes on.
West Indies 100/0 after 12 overs: The image says it all! Pooja Vastrakar goes for 13 in her first over. India in some trouble now.
HALF CENTURY: Well, now that’s a POWERplay. Deandra Dottin (seemingly struggling with her back) has just smashed a 35-ball half century! West Indies 81/0 after 10 overs.
West Indies 70/0 after 9 overs: Correction
West Indies 70/0 after 9 overs: A four each for Dottin and Matthews in Deepti and Gayakwad’s overs. Dottin still in pain but she is standing and delivering big time. Nearly mishits one but it evades fielders.
West Indies 57/0 after 7 overs: Oh nearly a screamer from Taniya Bhatia! On a sub (not sure for whom) and she nearly comes up with a brilliant catch at square leg. Matthews the batter. Good first over from Gayakwad, spin from both ends now.
West Indies 54/0 after 6 overs: Spin comes on, slows things down. 4 runs from Deepti’s over.
West Indies 50/0 after 5 overs: WOW! 4-4-4 for Hayley Matthews, 4-4 for Deandra Dottin. Five boundaries in one Jhulan Goswami over and the 50-run partnership has come up in 5 overs. The Dottin ones were just brutal hits down the ground. That would have stung Goswami’s pride. Might not get another over now, but expect a comeback.
West Indies 29/0 after 4 overs: Better over from Meghna but not before Matthews crunched one through cover for four.
West Indies 22/0 after 3 overs: Deandra Dottin! She has started off on fire, like she can. Two boundaries in Jhulan Goswami’s 2nd over, back-to-back. Prompts India to bring Richa up.
West Indies 13/0 after 2 overs: Dottin with a superb shot through cover for four, as Meghna dropped one short. India have that region vacant as Meghna can move the ball and asking DD to drive. And it almost pays off with an outside edge that goes past slip for another four.
West Indies 5/0 after 1 over: Dottin, who had some issues while bowling the last over the Indian innings, is once again in some strife at the start of this innings. WI will hope it is nothing serious. Bit leg-sidey from Jhulan in that over.
Innings break: Time for the run-chase. England nearly chased 310 here at this venue, mind you. And West Indies have the firepower too.
Smriti Mandhana: Enjoyed it definitely. Especially the way Yastika started on a positive note, that gave me a lot of confidence the kind of shots she played. I got going, but then we lost wickets so I had to put the brakes on... very uncharacteristic innings of mine. Especially happy with also how Harry di has played. As we discussed in the team meeting we had not got a good start in the last game, we discussed that. It was all about momentum. We discussed that, had to keep the momentum high. From the first over. Yastika did that brilliantly. Her 20-30 runs actually made me like, when we lost those wickets, I was like ‘OK, we have 20-30 runs cushion’.
India 317/8 after 50 overs: Deandra Dottin with a fantastic last over, 2 runs and a wicket. In a tournament of close finishes, not to underestimate the potential importance of that.
WICKET! 49.2: Jhulan Goswami 2(5) ct Anisa Mohammed b Deandra Dottin Dottin doing Dottin things for the last over India 315/8
WICKET! 48.4: Harmanpreet Kaur 109(107) ct Shemaine Campbelle b Aaliyah Alleyne End of a fantastic World Cup innings from Harmanpreet Kaur, out for 109 off 107 balls. Applause from all around the venue. She tried to scoop one, bottom edge went the wrong side. Campbelle (who earlier got back to keeping) takes the catch. Hope the wrist is not bothering her much. India 313/7
WICKET! 47.6: Pooja Vastrakar 10(5) ct Hayley Matthews b Anisa Mohammed Not long after Harmanpreet Kaur’s century, Richa Ghosh was run out and now Pooja Vastrakar too finds the fielder after a good cameo. Couple of useful boundaries for her. Kaur, though, is going strong still. India have crossed 300. India 311/6
WICKET! 46.2: Richa Ghosh 5(10) Run Out Hayley Matthews Full length dive but not enough for RG, out going for a 2nd run India 290/5
CENTURY! Give Harmanpreet Kaur a big stage, watch her deliver: 2013, ODI: Scored a century 2017, ODI: Scored THE century 2018, T20: Scored a century 2022, ODI: Scored a century
India 282/3 after 45 overs: Dottin a bit all over the place in that over. Richa is out caught but a no ball for height, and then HK puts the free hit away for six over long leg. One hit away from a ton. A misfield results in another four. Seems like she has done some damage to her left wrist, needs some attention. Length over that.
Selman walks off the pitch just as she started to run in. Dizziness perhaps? Unclear. Hope it’s nothing serious. Dottin gets the ball instead, no shortage of options for WI, just that no one has quite clicked today.
India 268/3 after 44 overs: Richa Ghosh is the new batter in. A good over from Hayley Matthews. 10-0-65-1 for her.
WICKET! 42.3: Smriti Mandhana 123(119) ct Shakera Selman b Shamilia Connel Selman slips but she hangs on. End of a fantastic innings and a fantastic partnership! Mandhana out caught in the deep on the leg side for 123. And a lovely moment as Smriti Mandhana walked back India 262/4
India 243/3 after 42 overs: Smriti Mandhana on the charge. But West Indies put down another catch in that over.
India 243/3 after 41 overs: Connell with a 10-run over simply because Kaur decided to go big off the last ball. What a shot. Six!
India 233/3 after 40 overs: A century for Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur on 70. A 150-run partnership. India enter the last 10 overs with a brilliant platform.
CENTURY FOR SM18!
India 221/3 after 38 overs: In search for quick runs, things have just started getting a bit loose in this partnership. Couple of half chances for catches, runouts... and now a dropped catch for Smriti Mandhana. Reprieve! Sweep, Alleyne we think got to it. Matthews not pleased.
India 214/3 after 37 overs: A stunningly timed six by Mandhana! But a few more nervy moments running between the wickets. Just getting a bit loose here. Mandhana on 90.
Corrections to earlier updates: Kaur’s shot down the ground to get to fifty was a four.
India 202/3 after 36 overs: 200 comes up for India but with a streaky boundary for Kaur. Misfields piling up for WI now. Pressure is starting to tell.
A nervy moment earlier on Mandhana who has been backing up a lot but didn’t get back in time as the ball just evades the stumps.
India 190/3 after 35 overs: Alleyne nearly has SM18’s wicket, but the ball falls short of fielder at long off.
India 188/3 after 34 overs: With a *FOUR, a half century! Back-to-back fifties for Harmanpreet Kaur! She gets there with a superb shot down the ground off a free hit. Smriti Mandhana hit a six too earlier in that over. 100-run partnership has come up too. What an over, what a partnership this is turning into.
India 169/3 after 32 overs: Uff! When Harmanpreet is sweeping like this, you know she is in a zone. She loved it too.
India 163/3 after 31 overs: 2 runs from the Selman over but she receives another warning. One more and out of the attack.
End of 15 overs: 79/3
End of 20 overs: 100/3
End of 25 overs: 125/3
End of 30 overs: 160/3
Partnership at the moment: 82 runs, 16.1 overs
India 160/3 after 30 overs: After every block of 5 overs, the scoring rate has remained around the 5-run mark (and going up) for this stand. Things that would delight most teams. 5-run over from captain Taylor.
India 155/3 after 29 overs: Seems to be batting a lot more fluently now, SM18. 7 runs from Matthews’ over, 5 from Selman’s.
HALF CENTURY! Yet another ODI half century for Smriti Mandhana! 2nd of the tournament, 22nd of her career. There are few better in this format than her in world cricket. Can she go on to make this a big one?
India 136/3 after 26 overs: Oh, a fine sweep for four followed by a nervy one. Matthews nearly had another there but the top edge evades Mohammed at short-fine.
Fity-run partnership and at a decent clip too, without too many risks:
India 125/3 after 25 overs: Hayley Matthews showing the world what we are missing by having Deandra Dottin field at point, by fielding like she does during her over. Three singles in that over. 100/3 for at 20 and now this. Nice even blocks.
India 122/3 after 24 overs: 1-1-1-2-1-1 in that Mohammed over. Indian fans can tell you how good that looks.
India 115/3 after 23 overs: A boundary after a while for Mandhana (after the 9th over), as she puts one through square leg for four off Dottin. Nearly top edges one next ball. Shaky!
Dottin into the attack, India will hope it’s not another bowling change that clicks right away
India 109/3 after 22 overs: Connell and Mohammed in tandem and India keeping things ticking. Not getting bogged down.
India 100/3 after 20 overs: Driven down the ground for four by Kaur off Anisa. Good start from the Indian VC. 100 comes up, RR at 5.00.
India 93/3 after 19 overs: After one attempted cut was Dottin’d by Dottin at point, Harman managed to get one away for four. Don’t york yourself with the forward movement against Anisa Mohammed, Harman! She can suck you forward and throw one at your toes. Needs to watch out. Connell with another steady over at the other end.
India 85/3 after 17 overs: This will do well for India at the moment. Risk-free four run over.
India 81/3 after 16 overs: Anisa Mohammed with another tidy over. Mandhana has just seemed to lost some of her batting rhythm but India won’t mind that now if she can ride this phase and bat beyond 30 overs.
India 79/3 after 15 overs: Buddies Mandhana and Kaur have a big rebuilding job to do here. India have lost their way after a great start.
A keeper change for WI we are told. Kycia Knight takes over from Campbelle. Not sure what happened there. Harman has joined Mandhana in the middle.
WICKET! 13.5: Deepti Sharma 15(21) ct Hayley Matthews b Anisa Mohammed Did Deepti really hit that? It certainly turned and bounced. What a catch! Attempted slog sweep, taken brilliantly by Matthews. Taylor’s bowling change works again. India 78/3
Anisa Mohammed comes on...
India 77/2 after 13 overs: A pick-up shot over midwicket and then a powerful cut past cover. Deepti Sharma too off to a good start, upsetting Selman’s lengths in that over. Funny what a little bit of aggression can do to bowlers’ plans.
India 69/2 after 12 overs: Solid over from Matthews. More stickiness on show from the wicket. The start really could be quite crucial for India.
India 68/2 after 11 overs: Selman warned for stepping into the danger area and that seems to affect her rhythm. Wide, then a no ball. But Deepti can only be caught off the free hit. No great damage for WI.
India 62/2 after 10 overs: From 26/2 to 62/2. That’s quite a change. But now, two quick wickets gone, how will Mandhana and Deepti Sharma go about things?
WICKET! 9.3: Mithali Raj 5(11) ct Shamilia Connel b Hayley Matthews And West Indies have bounced back... Selman taking the pace off significantly, Matthews getting some turn. The Indian captain indicates the ball turned, it was lobbed up to midwicket as she didn’t get close enough to the pitch of the ball. Two soft dismissals. India have lost quick wickets. Partnerships....India’s old foe. India 58/2
India 58/1 after 9 overs: Another over with one four and five dot balls. Selman once again taking the pace off and the ball is stopping on the batters. Mandhana picked up the one loose ball and put it away over short fine.
India 54/1 after 8 overs: A gorgeous drive through cover by the Indian captain, that’s her bread and butter. Matthews comes back well with five dot balls.
In walks Mithali Raj at No 3.
WICKET! 6.3: Yastika Bhatia 31(21) ct & b Shakera Selman Yastika Bhatia falls after a flying start, a turnaround from the previous match for sure. But out just short of the 50-run opening stand. The ball stops on her & she’s caught-bowled. Selman strikes right away in her first over. India 49/1
India 47/0 after 6 overs: Quite possibly the shot of the morning so far (and there have been so many shots) as Mandhana welcomes Matthews with a lofted hit over mid-off for four. But there was turn on offer.
India 41/0 after 5 overs: Two more 4s for Yastika Bhatia, again through leg side & Smriti Mandhana gets her first boundary with a superb square drive. India have flown past their powerplay tally from the other night already. The lengths and the angles have been bizarre from WI this morning but credit to Indian openers too.
NZvIND: 26 runs in 10 overs
WIvIND: 26 runs in 4 overs
India 26/0 after 4 overs: A great stop and nearly a runout at the end of the previous over and then another stop in this over, followed by a brilliant chase to the boundary to save a run as Mandhana went aerial. Last ball, Bhatia JUST evades the fielder at mid-off!
India 22/0 after 3 overs: Connell pulls things back with a good over.
India 21/0 after 2 overs: Yastika Bhatia off to a flier! 4-wd-4-4-2 three superb shots through the leg-side and followed by a cover drive.
India 6/0 after 1 over: Streaky but the intent to play an aggressive shot early on from Yastika Bhatia, gets her a four in the first over. Attempted hook, top edged over slip. Mandhana got off the mark before that with an outside edge past the slip too.
Here we go then... Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia in the middle. The pace of Connell to get us going.
Anthems done! Mithali Raj had her pads on... not Deepti Sharma. So safe to say, the plan for now at least is for the captain to come in at No 3 (might change based on situation later if India get off to a good start, perhaps?) But the top three being LHBs might not be the case today.
Mithali Raj said at the toss that the way the pitch played slow in the previous match played a role in them opting to bat first here. (Chasing hasn’t been easy in this World Cup!) The pitch report tells us that the pitch could take a bit more turn today as well, used as it is.
Playing XI: No changes for either side. For India, all eyes on the batting lineup. The broadcasters listed Mithali at No 3.
India: Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj(c), Deepti Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
West Indies: Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Kycia Knight, Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman
Most matches as captain at the ODI World Cup
Team news: Both teams unchanged.
TOSS: Mithali Raj wins the toss again and this time she opts to bat first in Hamilton.
India have never lost against West Indies at the ICC Women’s World Cup.
Meanwhile West Indies in the World Cup so far: Won their first ever international in New Zealand (vs NZ that too), won their first ever match in this tournament’s history vs England.
Recap of NZ vs IND: ....when they take on an undefeated West Indies on Saturday, with just a one-day turn-around, all eyes are going to on the batting unit. It is all well and good to say the top order needs to do more, and ultimately it is up to the players to score runs in the middle. But when the think-tank sets them up for such tough situations, it betrays a lack of collective clarity that certainly doesn’t help individuals.
Watch highlights of Harmanpreet Kaur’s inning against New Zealand here.
05.45 am: Hello and welcome to live updates of India’s clash with the in-form West Indies at the ICC Women’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2022.
One team with all the momentum on their side, another team with a rather deflating defeat after a comprehensive opening win. West Indies will fancy their chances against Mithali Raj and Co, but India have never lost against the Caribbean side in this tournament’s history. What’s in store today?
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Stats in the blog courtesy ESPNCricinfo Statsguru.