Mithali Raj was the top scorer with 45    Getty Images
Mithali Raj was the top scorer with 45 Getty Images (File photo)

Indian Women registered a comfortable five wicket win over the West Indies Women in the second of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, at the Dr. Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu on Sunday. SS Mandhana and Mithali Raj were the top scorers with the score of 44 and 45, each, while most of the West Indies bowlers contributed decently. With this win, India register another successful series win at home, and over the Windies, while they will play the third and final ODI on Tuesday, and also aim for a possible whitewash, which is well possible unless West Indies come up with something special. LIVE Cricket Updates, IND vs WI , 2nd (Women s) ODI at Mulapadu

Earlier, Indian skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to field first, as West Indies posted an average total of 153 for the loss of seven wickets, with Deandra Dottin scoring a healthy 63, while Jhulan Goswami and Ekta Bisht claimed a couple of wickets each. As for the Indians, they were off to a slow start as well, as with just 23 runs on the board, they lost their opening wicket in the form of MD Thirushkamini, who was given out in a rather non-fashioned manner, as she was adjudged Obstructing the Field, for a mere couple in the fourth over, while she also became the first woman in international cricket to be given in the same manner.

With 63 runs added to the total, it was Deepti, who was given out in the 23rd over, after she was caught by Hayley Matthews off Anisa Mohammed for 32. It was then at the score of 111, when India lost their third wicket in the form of SS Mandhana, who fell for a fighting 44, just a stroke (six short of her half-century in the 26th over, after Matthews made her caught off Dottin. Deandra Dottin’s 63 steers WI to 153-7 vs IND in 2nd Women’s ODI

Just 14 runs later, in the 32nd over, it was Harmanpreet Kaur, who was dismissed for mere six by Afy Fletcher, after being stumped by Merissa Aguilleira, while at the score of 150, it was the skippe rMithali, who fell for 45 to Shakera Selman, after being caught by Matthews. It was then the pair of Veda Krishnamurthy and Shikha Pandey, who batted out and reached the required target in 38 overs, as India registered an easy five wicket win over the Windies, while they also sealed the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Brief scores:

West Indies Women 153 for 7 in 50 overs (Deandra Dottin 63*; Ekta Bisht 2 for 28) vs India Women 154 for 5 in 38 overs (SS Mandhana 44, Mithali Raj 45; Shakera Selman 1 for 18) by 5 wickets.