Kamini ton helps India down WI
MUMBAI: India rode on opener Thirush Kamini Murugesan’s maiden century to thrash the West Indies by 105 runs in their opening Group ‘A’ match of the ICC Women’s World Cup here on Thursday.
Kamini scored 100 off 146 balls to become the first Indian eve to notch up a century in 50-over World Cup as the hosts piled up a commendable 284 for six after being sent into bat.
Defending the total, Nagarajan Niranjana (3-52), Jhulan Goswami (2-13) and left-arm spinner Gouher Sultana (2-38) starred with the ball to help India bundle out the Caribbean side for 179 runs with 5.3 overs to spare.
Earlier, Kamini etched her name record books and together with Poonam Raut (72) shared 175 runs for the opening wicket to lay the foundation for India’s total.
INDIA 284-6 in 50 overs (M.D.T. Kamini 100, P.G. Raut 72, J. Goswami 36, H. Kaur 36, D.J.S. Dottin 3-32); WEST INDIES 179 in 44.3 overs (D.J.S. Dottin 39, S.F. Daley 28, S.A. Campbelle 21; N. Niranjana 3-52, J. Goswami 2-13, G. Sultana 2-38).—Agencies