Indian women beat West Indies by 10 runs, level series

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Rajkot, Jan 18 (PTI) Veteran Mithali Raj''s unbeaten109 and fine bowling display by spinners Diana David, GouharSultana and Priyanka Roy helped India beat West Indies by tenruns in the fourth ODI here today.

With this win, India has also levelled the five matchseries.

Batting first, India made 216 losing only four wicketsand then restricted West Indies to 206 in 49.3 overs.

Mithali Raj played anchor role making 109 off 106 ballswith twelve fours and was supported well by opener PoonamRaut, who also contributed 62 that came off 127 balls with twofours.

For West Indies, Stefanie Taylor and Shanel Daley tooktwo wickets each for 32 and 60 runs respectively.

Chasing a target of 217 to win the match and series, thevisitor openers Stefanie Taylor and Juliana Nero gave solidplatform adding 127 runs for the opening wicket but once thepair got separated, the Indian spin trio gave no chance to theopponents to bounce back.

Stefanie Taylor made 83 facing 129 balls with eight fourswhile Juliana Nero scored 42 off 83 balls with four fours.

For India, Diana David was the pick of the bowlers takingthree wickets giving away 39 runs while Gouhar Sultana andPriyanka Roy supported her well, taking two wickets eachconceding 41 runs and 35 runs respectively.

India 216 for 4 off 50 overs (Mithali Raj not out 109,Poonam Raut 62, Rumeli Dhar not out 15, Stefanie Taylor 2-32,Shanel Daley 2-60) beat West Indies 206 all out off 49.5 overs(stefanie Taylor 83, Juliana Nero 42, shemaine Campbell 23,Diana David 3-39, Gouhar Sultana 2-41, Priyanka Roy 2-35). PTIVJA ABC SHN

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