Mandhana And Rodrigues Lead India To A Comfortable 3ODI Series Win

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Author 2019-11-07 09:09:00

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India won by six wickets in the 3ODI against West Indies and claimed the series 2-1. West Indies had scored 194 in the deciding ODI against India.

Smriti Mandhana, on her return from injury, smashed 74 off just 63 balls to claim the Player of the Match award. She reaches the landmark in 51 innings, the third-fastest in women's cricket to brings up 2,000 ODI runs. Whereas, Jemimah Rodrigues bagged 50 runs.

A 141-run opening stand between Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues lead to a comfortable India chase. Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 79, while Poonam Yadav and Jhulan Goswami claimed two wickets each.

Back from injury

Earlier, Mandhana had fractured her right toe while practising in the nets ahead of the South Africa series at home last month. She was scheduled to leave for the Caribbean on November 2. BCCI sources confirmed on November 1 that Mandhana would be available for selection for the 3rd ODI. India and West Indies are also set to play five T20s in the run-up to next year’s T20 world cup.

She reportedly spent her recovery time in Sangli. Later, she underwent rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru while her counterparts departed for the Caribbean tour. BCCI had carefully not announced a replacement for the vice-captain of India T20 squad.

She was part of both the T20 and ODI squads for the tour, which will be the final duty of the year for the eves. Reports suggest that the playing in the Caribbean might help Mandhana get her form back ahead of Australia tour in January. India will participate in the T20 tri-series against Australia and England. Hopes are that the eves will have some excellent practice against the best teams in the world ahead of the T20 world cup in February next year.

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