The Indian women's team was knocked out of the World Twenty20 after a thrilling three-run loss against the West Indies in Mohali on Sunday. India could only score 111/9 in response to West Indies' total of 114/8 in 20 overs.
The West Indies' batting was dismal with only two players getting into double figures. However those two, Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin, played substantial knocks of 47 off 45 balls and 45 off 40 balls respectively to take the team to a par score. India's Anuja Patil and Harmanpreet Kaur had a good outing, picking up 3/16 and 4/23 respectively.
The host's chase started with captain Mithali Raj falling on the very first legitimate delivery of the match. Despite being 62/4, Anuja Patil and Jhulan Goswami looked like they were taking the team home. However, Patil fell leg-before in the 18th over, which proved to be the turning point. Goswami hit a few blows, but was needlessly run out with 11 runs to win. Eventually, India needed 10 off the last over and Shikha Pandey hit a four to spark celebrations. However, two wickets fell off consecutive deliveries, as the West Indies managed to hold on.
As a result of this loss, India and Pakistan dropped out of the race for the semi-finals. England and West Indies are the two teams that qualified from Group B. Australia and New Zealand are the teams that have qualified from Group A.