Women's World Cup: Hosts India get tournament under way with win against West Indies
Last Updated: January 31, 2013 5:07pm
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.