Malapadu (Andhra Pradesh):
Harmanpreet Kaur’s half-century went in vain as West Indies eked out a 15-run feat over India to finish a 3-0 brush of a T20I series.
Opting to bat, West Indies scored a medium 139 for 4 from their allotted 20 overs though managed to shorten India to 124 for three.
Chasing 140, India mislaid their top-order low to be disorder during 32 for 3 in 5.5 overs with opener VR Vanitha removing run out for a duck, followed by Meghna Singh (19) and Smriti Mandhana (6) — both of whom were discharged in a Powerplay.
Veda Krishnamurthy (31 not out) and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (60 not out) afterwards combined a innings and batted together compartment a finish of a match, adding consecutive 92 runs for a fourth wicket.
But a duo’s bid was not adequate to see a hosts through.
Krishnamurthy unsuccessful to strike a singular range during her 40-ball knock, struggling to keep adult to a seeking run-rate, even as Harmanpreet managed to say a 100-plus strike rate, attack 3 fours and 3 sixes in her 51-ball innings.
India eventually mislaid by 15 runs with 7 wickets still in hand.
Earlier, West Indies got off to a clever start with openers Hayley Matthews (47) and Stafanie Taylor (44) adding 61 runs for a initial wicket in 6.4 overs.
Matthews was a some-more winning of a dual and did bulk of a scoring. Her 22-ball 47 enclosed 7 bounds and a 6 before Poonam Yadav had her held behind.
Taylor anchored a rest of a innings and remained unbeaten. She also put on essential partnerships with Kycia Knight (16) and Britney Cooper (11).
West Indies Women: 139 for 4 (Hayley Matthews 47, Stafanie Taylor 44 not out; Poonam Yadav 2/25).
India Women: 124 for 3 (Harmanpreet Kaur 60 not out, Veda Krishnamurthy 31 not out).