Antigua: Indian women cricket team sealed the faith of their opponents by clinching the ODI series against West Indies with a 2-1 series win here in Antigua on Wednesday. Smriti Mandhana’s return to the team after a break and her magical show on field helped steer the team knock out West Indies in this series.
In the series decided at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, India gunned down 195-run target with ease against West Indies to seal the 3-match series.
All eyes were on Smriti Mandhana, who was out of action with a toe injury, shone on comeback as she top-scored with a 63-ball 74. The injury had kept Mandhana out of action during the home series against South Africa and the 1st 2 ODIs in West Indies but the elegant left-hander looked in complete control on Wednesday.
Smriti Mandhana hit 9 boundaries and 3 sixes in her match-winning knock and helped put the pressure on West Indies bowlers in what turned out to be a relatively easy run chase.
Jemimah Rodrigues hit 69 from 92 balls as India women stitched a 141 run opening stand. India lost Rodrigues and Mandhana in quick succession but Punam Raut and captain Mithali Raj chipped in with handy knocks to steer the team towards the victory.