New Delhi: India’s women’s team has now won the second consecutive World Cup. Due to Deepti Sharma’s accurate and penetrating bowling, the West Indies batsmen were seen prostrated this time. So, West Indies could manage only 118 runs in this match. Although the challenge seemed modest, India did not get off to a promising start, but captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Richa Ghosh rallied India’s innings and sealed the team’s win by six wickets.
The challenge of 119 runs for India seemed modest. But while chasing this challenge, India got its first shock in the form of Smriti Mandhan, who managed to score 10 runs. Jemima Rodrigues, who was a strong batsman in the last match after Smriti’s dismissal, managed to score only one run. Then the third blow for India came in the form of Shefali Verma, Shefali scored 28 runs. When Shefali was dismissed, India were 43 for 3. At that time, the Indian team looked in trouble. But at that time captains Harmanpreet Kaur and Richa Sharma came running to help India. Harmanpreet and Richa put on a half-century partnership. Kaur was dismissed for 33 when the team needed four runs to win. But Richa scored an unbeaten 44 and sealed India’s victory.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. But India started to push West Indies from the beginning. India showed the West Indies captain the way to the pavilion in the second over. But after that, Stephanie Taylor played a brilliant knock of 42 runs, which allowed the West Indies team to cross the century mark. Because after Taylor’s dismissal, West Indies’ innings collapsed and they had to settle for 118 runs after a strong start. Deepti Sharma got a big success by dismissing Taylor this time. Along with Taylor, Deepti also dismissed Shamin Campbell and Afi Fletcher. Deepti did a spectacular performance in this match taking three wickets for 15 runs.