ICC T20 World Cup 2023: India secures second consecutive win, beats West Indies.


The Indian team has secured their second game against West Indies at the T20 World Cup. An easy win for India as they restricted the opponents at a low score and further chased it down for a win.

Having secured their game against arch-rivals Pakistan, the Indian team has successfully continued with their win streak. England and India are now among the top teams of Group B; each having secured 2 games.

The game at Newlands Cricket Ground started off with West Indies winning the toss and electing to bat first against India. The team was expected to set up a decent score in the beginning in order to keep India from chasing it down. And, thus the Windies team started off on a high note.

Hayley Matthews lost an early wicket on Pooja Vastrakar’s maiden delivery of the match. But Stafanie Taylor and Shemaine Campbell balanced the team’s first inning. The two played a wonderful inning, setting up a good score. Playing for a partnership of 73 runs, Campbell lost her wicket to Deepti Sharma.

Chedean Nation continued with the team’s quest for runs. She added a few runs on board alongside Shabika Gajnabi and the team settled for a decent total of 118 runs. The Windies side should’ve looked for a few more runs, but bowling opposition made it difficult for them.

Deepti Sharma bowled exceptionally well. She picked three wickets, giving away just 15 runs off her 4 over spell. Renuka Singh and Pooja Vastrakar assisted Sharma, as they picked single wickets each.

India needed a chaseable 119 runs in the second inning to win the game. Strong bowling and on-point strategies were expected from West Indies in order to secure their first game.

Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana offered the required start to the team. Both played a slow but steady game and contributed a few runs in the chase. Jemimah was lost too early on Hayley Matthews delivery who even caught her for a brilliant turn of tables.

The game seemed a bit difficult for India, as there was a lack of partnership and steady on field player in the first half of the second inning. But tables turned with captain’s entry. Harmanpreet Kaur and Richa Ghosh, both played a brilliant game and kept up their partnership to lead India to the end of the game.

Richa Ghosh’s 44 runs require special mentioning, as the player played a steady game in merely 32 deliveries. She led India to a brilliant win, defeating the opponents by 6 wickets.

Karishma Ramharack secured 2 wickets. West Indies fell short of a few runs.

India secured the win in the 19th over. Deepti Sharma was named the Player of the match. A brilliant win indeed.

Brief Scores:

West indies 118/6 (Stafanie Taylor 42 (44), Shemaine Campbell 30 (36),Deepti Sharma 3/15) lost against India 119/4 (Richa Ghosh 44 (32), Karishma Ramharack 2/14) by 6 wickets.



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