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IND v WI, 5th T20I: Jemimah, Veda takes India to 5-0

Once again, it was a dominating performance from the Indian team as they seal the series 5-0 against the hosts, or should I call a feeble host?

Yes, the team looked vulnerable in the absence of Stephanie Taylor and India certainly did make use of the opportunity to win the series 5-0. In the absence of Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana took over the captaincy.
Batting first, India lost Smriti Mandhana and Shefali Varma early and once again Jemimah Rodrigues came in for the team’s rescue. She was joined by Veda Krishnamurty.

The pair went on to produce the fourth highest partnership in T20I for the 3rd wicket, scoring 117 runs.

Jemimah Rodrigues scored 50 off 56 deliveries whereas Veda Krishnamurty stood unbeaten at 57, her highest T20I score.

Possibly one of the best knocks from Veda Krishnamurty. She was under pressure and had to take up the responsibility in the absence of Kaur and she did it in style with a calm and composed knock. This knock certainly is a statement going forward.

India then went on to score 134 in their 20 overs.

In return, India once again had their spinners coming to the party with Anuja Patil picking up two wickets and gave away just three runs in three overs. Pooja Vastrakar, Harleen Deol, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav picked up a wicket each.

West Indies managed only 73 in their 20 overs giving India a massive win of 61 runs.

India also became the first team to whitewash a team 5-0 in bilateral in Women’s T20Is.

Unfortunately for West Indies, they were dismantled by Australia followed by India at home now.

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