VIJAYAWADA, India CMC: Another batting failure saw West Indies Women crash to a disappointing six-wicket defeat to India Women in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series here yesterday. Opting to bat first, the Caribbean side’s batting woes continued from the recent series against England Women as they slumped to a paltry 131 all out off 42.4 overs at the Mulapadu Cricket Ground. Former captain Merissa Aguilleira top-scored with a defiant, unbeaten 42 off 77 deliveries but was one of only three batsmen in double figures, with teenage opener Hayley Matthews getting 24 and captain Stafanie Taylor, 19. The damage was done by left-arm spinners Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who finished with four for 21, and Ekta Bisht, who claimed three for 14. West Indies Women were 63 for three in the 17th over but collapsed to lose their last seven wickets for 68 runs. In reply, India were tottering on 36 for four in the 17th over before Veda Krishnamurthy stroked an unbeaten 52 and captain Mithali Raj, 46 not out, to see the hosts over the line in the 40th over. The pair put on a brilliant 97 in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand as they powered India to a precious two ICC Women’s Championship points. Fast bowler Shakera Selman was superb on her return to the squad, claiming two for 11 from her nine overs. West Indies Women, in contrast with India Women, now find themselves under pressure to win the remaining two games in order to make safe their automatic qualification for next year’s 50-overs World Cup in England. West Indies Women face India Women in the second game of the series on Sunday at the same venue.
Share This! News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes Moss Men in Spain, Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan, and more.Demonstrators hold placards condemning a recent mob lynching of Muslim youth Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand state as they listen to a speaker during a protest in New Delhi, India, on June 26, 2019. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the helm of the Indian government, Hindu mobs have lynched dozens of people, mainly Muslims and lower-caste Dalits. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)Indian Sikh pilgrims look from a railway compartment as they arrive in Lahore, Pakistan, to attend the 180th anniversary of the death of their spiritual leader Maharaja Ranjit Singh, on June 27, 2019. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)Members of the Wild Boars soccer team, who were rescued from a flooded cave a year ago this week, offer foods to Buddhist monks near the Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand on June 24, 2019. The 12 boys and their coach attended a Buddhist ceremony at cave to commemorate the anniversary of their ordeal that saw them trapped for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)Moss men take part during a Corpus Christi procession in the village of Bejar, Spain, on June 23, 2019. Four men and two women covered from head to toe in moss paraded through the streets of Bejar, in western Spain, to commemorate a daring raid that local legend says helped liberate their town from Muslim occupation some eight centuries ago. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)Hindu brides perform rituals after their wedding ceremony, on the banks of the river Ganges in Mirzapur, India, on June 22, 2019. The River Ganges is considered sacred by Hindus, who believe bathing in its waters will rid them of their sins. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)The spire of a church rises over the village of Hadat, near Beirut, Lebanon, in this June 24, 2019, photo. The town has imposed a ban under which Muslims can only rent or buy property already occupied or owned by a Muslim. Imposed years ago, the ban has recently sparked a national outcry. The case reflects Lebanon’s rapidly changing demographic make-up against the backdrop of deep-rooted sectarian divisions that once erupted into a 15-year civil war. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)Archbishop Elpidophoros, center left, and Metropolitan Augoustinos of Germany, center right, walk toward the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity for Elpidophoros’ enthronement ceremony as the new archbishop for America as young girls throw flower petals on June 22, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julius Motal)Monsignor Alberto Ricardo Lorenzelli lies prostrate as Pope Francis celebrates his Episcopal Ordination, in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, on June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Members of the Qadiriyya Sufi order perform outside the tomb of Sheikh Hamed Al Nil, a 19th century Sufi leader. Adherents attend weekly gatherings to dance and chant religious hymns until the sunset, at Omdurman district, in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Kit Doyle By: Kit Doyle By: Kit Doyle As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Tagshomepage featured photos photos of the week Top Story,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Catholicism By: Kit Doyle News Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Kit Doyle,Load Comments,Hindu pilgrimage begins amid high security in Indian Kashmir Civil rights advocates, victims’ families urge support for new hate crime report … Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This!