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India Women win by 105 runs

India vs West Indies

Women's World Cup: Hosts India get tournament under way with win against West Indies

Thirush Kamini: India opener hit 100 off 146 balls, including 11 fours and a six

Nagarajan Niranjana: India seamer picked up 3-52

Thirush Kamini's century helped host nation India open the women's World Cup with a 105-run success over West Indies in Mumbai.

Kamini shared an opening stand of 175 with Poonam Raut after India were sent in to bat in the Group A fixture at the Brabourne Stadium.

Raut went lbw to left-arm seamer Shanel Daley in the 37th over but Kamini continued on her way to a maiden ODI hundred before being run out by Deandra Dottin's direct hit for exactly 100.

Medium pacer Dottin, the eighth bowler tried by West Indies skipper Merissa Aguilleira, finished with figures of 3-32 as India closed on 284-6 from their 50 overs.

West Indies were bowled out for 179 in 44.3 overs in reply despite Dottin's 39 off 16 balls, which included four sixes.

Seamers Nagarajan Niranjana (3-52), Jhulan Goswami (2-13) and left-arm spinner Gouher Sultana (2-38) all shone with the ball for India under the floodlights.

The other six teams involved in the tournament all start their campaigns on Friday, including defending champions England, who take on Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

Who will win the Women's World Cup?

  • England
  • Australia
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • West Indies
  • South Africa
  • New Zealand

Match Details

31st Jan 2013
West Indies Women won the toss and elected to bowl.
The Brabourne, Mumbai
S George and M Hawthorne

west indies BATTING CARD

Batsman R
K.A. Knight run out 0
S.R. Taylor c K.V. Jain b Sharma 9
S.A. Campbelle b N. Niranjana 21
K.A. Knight b Sultana 11
Dottin lbw b N. Niranjana 39
Aguilleira c Raj b N. Niranjana 18
Daley c N. Niranjana b Malhotra 28
S.L. Quintyne st K.V. Jain b Sultana 17
T.D. Smartt c&b Goswami 6
Mohammed not out 10
Selman c K.V. Jain b Goswami 2
Extras 16w, 2lb 18
Total All Out, 44.3 Overs 179
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Goswami 9.3 3 13 2
Sharma 7 1 28 1
N. Niranjana 9 0 52 3
Sultana 10 4 38 2
R.K. Parwin 7 1 34 0
Malhotra 2 0 12 1
Full Bowling Card