Shafali Verma performed a quick-fire knock. © Twitter
The Indian eves had been off to an excellent get started within the five-match T20I rubber towards West Indies as they thrashed the hosts through 84 runs within the first event 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 outlet wicket. Whilst Shafali performed a 49-ball 73-run knock, Smriti gathered 67 runs from 46 deliveries. Shafali’s knock was once laced with six obstacles and 4 hits into the stands.
After the dismissal of the Indian opening pair, the guests misplaced couple of wickets in short succession, on the other hand, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur chipped in with treasured unbeaten 21 runs off 13 deliveries to steer India to an enormous overall.
In go back, West Indies by no means seemed in keep watch over and stored on shedding wickets at common durations, thank you to a few high quality bowling through the Indian bowlers.
Shemaine Campbelle was once the one one to turn some resistance as she best scored for her aspect with 33 runs whilst all different batswomen did not give a contribution. For India, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav and Poonam Yadav bagged two wickets every and helped their aspect limit the hosts on 101/nine within the 20 overs.
The 2 aspects will now meet in the second one T20I on the identical venue on Sunday.