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West Indies girls suffered one more blow to their semi-final possibilities on the ICC Ladies’s Twenty20 World Cup after they slumped to their second defeat in Group II, with a six-wicket loss to powerhouses India, yesterday.

Getting into the competition at Newlands as underdogs, West Indies by no means actually lifted their recreation and their 118 for six from their 20 overs after selecting to bat first was by no means sufficient, permitting India to finish a cushty chase with 11 balls to spare.

Former captain Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 42 on the high of the order and vice-captain Shemaine Campbelle chipped in with 30 however West Indies flattered to deceive after being properly positioned at 77 for one within the 14th over.

“Clearly we didn’t get as a lot runs as we had been in search of,” Campbelle lamented afterwards. “We tried to get at the very least 150. I believe 150 would’ve been a very good combating complete for us right now. “One in all our high three have gotten to bat by means of to the tip to complete it off … if one of many high three bat by means of to the tip I believe we’ll get the runs we’re in search of.”

India discovered themselves in a small tangle at 43 for 3 initially of the eighth over after off-spinner Karishma Ramharack (2-14) eliminated each openers Shafali Verma (28) and Smriti Mandhana (10).

Nonetheless, 19-year-old wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh struck an unbeaten 44 off 32 balls whereas captain Harmanpreet Kaur gathered 33 from 42 balls, the pair combining in a 72-run, fourth wicket stand to erase any likelihood of a West Indies comeback.

The defeat for the Caribbean aspect was their fifteenth straight in T20 Internationals and left them fourth in Group 2 with no level, with matches in opposition to Pakistan and Eire remaining.

With their win, in the meantime, India joined England on 4 factors, each remaining unbeaten and inside touching distance of qualifying for the ultimate 4.

Selecting to bat, West Indies misplaced their captain Hayley Matthews for 2 with 4 on the board initially of the second over, edging a backfoot drive by means of to Ghosh.

Taylor, in solely her second worldwide in 5 months after recovering from harm, got here along with Campbelle to stabiise the innings in a stand of 73 for the second wicket.

Whereas Taylor struck half-dozen fours, her knock required 40 balls and Campbelle additionally batted slowly regardless of counting three fours, her innings needing 36 deliveries.

Each fell 4 balls aside with a run added within the 14th over from Participant-of-the-Match, off-spinner Deepti Sharma (3-15), Campbelle taken at brief third man on the reverse sweep and Taylor lbw on evaluation after taking part in throughout.

When Chinelle Henry was run out for 2 within the subsequent over after developing simply brief on a second run, the innings was tottering on 79 for 4 however Chedean Nation lashed 21 not out from 18 balls in a 35-run, fifth wicket stand with Shabika Gajnabi (15) to eke out valuable runs on the again finish.

In reply, Verma offered the early impetus for India by punching 5 fours in a 23-ball cameo, posting 32 for the primary wicket with Smriti Mandhana (10).

As soon as Ramharack drew Mandhana down and had her stumped within the fourth over, India misplaced three wickets for 11 runs off 22 balls earlier than Ghosh and Harmanpreet led the restoration.

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