Shafali Verma performed a quick-fire knock. © Twitter
The Indian eves have been off to a perfect get started within the five-match T20I rubber in opposition to West Indies as they thrashed the hosts by means of 84 runs within the first tournament on the Daren Sammy Nationwide Cricket Stadium. Requested to bat, openers Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana gave India an higher hand because the duo shared a 143-run partnership for the hole wicket. Whilst Shafali performed a 49-ball 73-run knock, Smriti collected 67 runs from 46 deliveries. Shafali’s knock was once laced with six limitations and 4 hits into the stands.
After the dismissal of the Indian opening pair, the guests misplaced couple of wickets in short succession, alternatively, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur chipped in with treasured unbeaten 21 runs off 13 deliveries to lead India to an enormous overall.
In go back, West Indies by no means appeared in keep an eye on and saved on dropping wickets at common durations, thank you to a few high quality bowling by means of the Indian bowlers.
Shemaine Campbelle was once the one one to turn some resistance as she most sensible scored for her facet with 33 runs whilst all different batswomen did not give a contribution. For India, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav and Poonam Yadav bagged two wickets each and every and helped their facet limit the hosts on 101/nine within the 20 overs.
The 2 facets will now meet in the second one T20I on the similar venue on Sunday.