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Eves to remember: India beat West Indies by 7 wickets

Eves to remember: India beat West Indies by 7 wickets
Opener Smriti Mandhana made amends for missing out on a hundred against England with a scintillating unbeaten 106 guiding India to a comfortable seven -wicket victory against West Indies in the ICC Women's World Cup, here on Thursday.

Chasing a modest target of 184, Indian eves won with as many as 45 balls to spare, courtesy another superlative performance from the left-handed opener Mandhana.
After her match-winning 90 against hosts England, Mandhana started from where she had left the other day, hitting 13 fours and two sixes -- both pull shots.
Along with the ever-dependable skipper Mithali Raj (46), Mandhana added 108 runs for the third wicket virtually shutting the World T20 champions out of contest.
Mithali was unlucky not to score her eighth consecutive half-century in ODIs missing by a mere four runs. She would run the chance as a loopy full toss from off-break bowler Hayley Mathews was hit straight to Afy Fletcher at mid-off.
But young Mandhana did not let the second chance go abegging, hitting some delightful strokes all-round the park.
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