Indian eves beat West Indies in Word Cup tie

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Having finished as runners-up position in the last World Cup where India were seventh, the West Indies have already set a barometer against India, as they are seeking their first World Cup victory. "I hope that the team really improves over the coming matches", added Mithali. Openers Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Raut are expected to give India an explosive start. There was a brief partnership between Matthews and skipper Stafanie Taylor (playing her 1ooth ODI) for the second wicket.

Raj contributed 46 herself, putting on 108 for the third wicket with Mandhana, before missing out on an eighth consecutive fifty when she picked out mid-off, off the bowling of Hayley Matthews.

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Mandhana followed up her 90 in India's opening success against England with another fine knock, striking 13 fours and two sixes off 108 balls as Mithali Raj's side reached their target of 184 in 42.3 overs.

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