PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
In a rain-curtailed nine overs a side game, India Women held their nerve to overcome West Indies Women by a mere five runs to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match T20I series in Guyana. After a considerable delay due to persistent rain, West Indies won the toss and elected to field. The West Indies slow bowlers were all over the India batters who looked to maximize their scoring in the limited-overs available. The home side's decision to bowl first was vindicated with India losing wickets at regular intervals. India women made 50 for the loss of 7 wickets after 9 overs. Afy Fletcher, the legspinner, was the star performer, returning figures of 2 for 2 from two overs. Hayley Mathews took three wickets and Sheneta Grimmond picked up two wickets apiece. Pooja Vastrakar (10) was the lone Indian to reach a double-digit score. The Indians then bowled and fielded with the discipline to restrict the West Indies women to 45 for five in their nine overs.
The Indians bowled and fielded with the discipline to restrict the West Indies women to 45 for five in their nine overs. India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur completely relied on her spinners and they did not disappoint her as off-spinner Anuja Patil (2/8), Deepti Sharma (1/8) and Radha Yadav (1/8) kept the Windies on a tight leash throughout to ensure the win. Once again, slow batting by the West Indies Women cost them the match as they failed to charge at the Indian bowling in the reduced overs. Hayley, Chinelle Henry, and Natasha McLean tried to get the ball to the boundary, hitting a four each, but the Indian bowlers limited anything else with their lines and variations. Mathews (11) and Chinelle Henry (11) top-scored for the home team. The fifth and final T20 of the series will be played here on 20th November. India women now lead the five-match series 4-0 after sealing the series in the third game.
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