Taunton, Jun 29 (PTI) India’s spin troika of left-arm spinners Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma, and off-spinner Harmanpreet Kaur restricted the West Indies to a lowly 183 for 8 in their second league game of the ICC Women’s World Cup, here today. Also Read - World Test Championship is Like a ICC World Cup For me: Ishant Sharma
Mithali Raj opted to field and West Indies were comfortably placed at 69 for one in the 19th over before things fell apart and the current World T20 champions were tottering at 91 for 6. Also Read - Lionel Messi's Goal Disallowed by VAR During Argentina-Paraguay World Cup 2022 Qualifier Creates Controversy
Deepti (2/27 in 10 overs), Poonam (2/19 in 10 overs) and Harmanpreet (2/42 in 10 overs) shared bulk of the spoils with opener Hayley Mathews being the top-scorer with 43. Also Read - Argentina vs Paraguay, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier: VAR Denies Lionel Messi Winner as Hosts Stay Unbeaten
Shanel Daley (33) and Afy Fletcher (36) showed some defiance down the order taking the score to plus 180, which at one point in time was looking improbable.
Apart from the trio, the other impressive performer was another left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht (1/23 in 10 overs).
The normally economical Jhulan Goswami (0/37 in 6 overs) went for runs as Mathews hit seven boundaries during her 57- ball knock.
However between overs 20 and 35, West Indies innings went haywire at the County ground — a venue which was ruled by Sir Vivian Richards during his days for Somerset in county cricket.
The Caribbean batters found it difficult to hit leg-break bowler Poonam and the tight wicket to wicket bowling from Deepti and Ekta. Harmanpreet went for some runs but got crucial breakthroughs.
If West Indies managed to cross 180, it was due to Fletcher and her 37-run stand with Anisa Mohammed (11).
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.