Stefanie, Anisa star for WI women against India
Mumbai: West Indies women thrashed hosts India by nine wickets with 13.1 overs to spare in the first ODI at the Mumbai Cricket Association`s BKC ground on Monday.
West Indies vice captain and off-break bowler Anisa Mohammed grabbed four out of the top six Indian wickets to help skittle out the hosts for a paltry 161.
The target was easily achieved by the visitors who rode on opener Stefanie Taylor`s unbeaten 85 in 122 balls with ten fours to cross the finish line.
One-down Shanel Daley remained unconquered with 44 off 86 balls and also added 137 runs for the unfinished second wicket with Stefanie after the cheap dismissal of the other opener, Juliana Nero, who fell to Indian skipper Jhulan Goswami.
Earlier, opting to bat first, the home team stumbled against Anisa and medium pacer Deandra Dottin to be reduced to 129 for 7 before the slog phase and could not post a sizeable score which could have troubled the visitors.
The second and third matches of the best-of-five series are to be held at Vadodara on January 13 and 15 followed by the last two ties at Rajkot on the 18th and 19th.
The visitors are also slated to take on the home team in a best-of-three T20 series with all matches scheduled at Ahmedabad from 22nd to 24th January.
Scores: India 161 all out in 49.3 overs (Poonam Raut 33, Harmanpreet Kaur 32; Anisa Mohammed 4 for 27) lost to West Indies 162 for 1 in 36.5 overs (Stefanie Taylor not out 85, Shanel Daley not out 44) by nine wickets.