A splendid 50 by Punam, followed by a trained presentation from the bowlers, helped India women register a commanding 53-run win in the second ODI of the 5 match series against the West Indies. The Indian eves, who had lost the 1st ODI by only 1 run, guarded the 192-run target without hardly lifting on Sunday. Choosing to bat, India didn’t have an extraordinary beginning as they lost both their openers Jemimah and Priya with only 17 runs demand for the board.
Be that as it may, Punam then joined with Captain Mithali to remove the team from troubled waters. Both shared a 66-run partnership before Mithali was caught by Afy Fletcher off the bowling of Grimmond. That didn’t stop Punam however as she continued runs along with Harmanpreet and built a 93-run partnership before she fell in the 47th over.
Looking for quick runs, Punam likewise lost her wicket, however not before contributing with an important 77 runs. At last, they managed 191/6 in their allotted 50 overs. Both got 2 wickets each while Shabika and Grimmond scalped one a piece. Wicketkeeper Campbelle, who came next, at that point shared a 68-run stand with Natasha before she retired hurt at her individual score of 15. Rajeshwari, Deepti and Poonam all picked 2 wickets each and were very prudent too. Veteran Shikha and Jhulan Goswami picked an additional 1 wicket each thus keeping the scoring rate low.
Brief score: 91/6 India (Harmanpreet Kaur 46,Punam Raut 77; Afy Fletcher 2/32) beat West Indies 138 all out (Stafanie Taylor 20, Shemaine Campbelle 39, ; Deepti Sharma 2/25) by 53 runs.