Deepti Sharma starred with figures of 3 for 11 to restrict West Indies to 94 which the batters overcame rather comfortably in the Tri-Series round-robin match in East London on Monday.
Sharma conceded only three scoring shots in her four-over spell, picking up two wickets in the first over she bowled off back-to-back deliveries.
Chasing 95 for the win, India got there in the 14th over with eight wickets to spare, with Jemimah Rodrigues getting some useful game-time opening the batting and remaining unbeaten on 42.
#TriSeries #WIvIND India win by 8 wickets! Harmanpreet Kaur (32* off 23) looked in good touch again while Jemimah Rodrigues got some important time in the middle (42* off 39)India vs SA in the final on Thursday.IND: 95/2 (13.5)WI: 94/6 (20)https://t.co/c73Yvps7z8 pic.twitter.com/HdGCwGcEOp— The Field (@thefield_in) January 30, 2023
Opting to bowl first, India fielded three pacers in the lineup. The returning Shikha Pandey was joined by fit-again Renuka Singh Thakur and Pooja Vastrakar. While Pandey and Thakur started off well, it was Sharma who struck first in the fourth over, producing two classic off-spinner dismissals. Rashada Williams and Shemaine Campbelle failed to read the flight and turn.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who gave away just 9 runs in her spell (1/9), and Pooja Vastrakar (2/19) were the other wicket-takers. Captain Hayley...