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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup - West Indies Women vs India Women, 7th Match

The Indian Women team take on the West Indies Women at Taunton.
Updated: 29 June 2017 21:38 IST - Published: 28 June 2017 18:59 IST
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Mandhana says, "I was quite nervous after 90 but my partner helped me keep me going and my partner Mona told me not to play a rash shot. This knock is special because we were chasing and my first hundred we lost the match (against Australia), and this comes in the World Cup. Everyone has a career goal but right now we're focusing on each match. My birthday is on 18th July so my jersey number is 18."
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Taylor says, "I'm very disappointed. This was the second time our batting failed. When you look back you realise that is where you went wrong (not rotating strike in the middle overs when the spinners came); also, the bowling needs a bit of work."
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Mithali Raj says, "I am very pleased with the way girls responded today. Though there were a few fielding lapses. But the spinners bowled well. A good hundred from Mandhana was much needed because we lost two early wickets. It was not the day for pacers, but the spinners did well to get us back in the game. We have a couple of games and we need to focus on fielding.

"We needed that partnership and advised her (Mandhana) to avoid rash shots."
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Smriti Mandhana is the Man of the Match. No surprise there.
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Time for the presentation ceremony.
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Chasing a low target of 184, India were initially in trouble. Punam Raut was out in the very first over with the score reading null while Deepti Sharma, as well, had to depart soon. However, Mithali Raj joined Smriti Mandhana in the middle and the duo steadied the ship. 

Mandhana was the more attacking of the duo, scoring at almost a-run-a-ball. Raj, on other hand, was calm and composed through her innings. The two complemented each other and forged a solid 108-run partnership. Eventually, Raj was dismissed for 46 but by then the match was 
safely in India’s pocket. 

Mandhana, though, carried on and soon completed her century in just 105 balls. She finished unbeaten on 106 off just 108 balls, her highest individual score, hitting 13 fours and 2 sixes on her way. 

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India have done it! Mandhana hits the winning runs with a boundary! India win by seven wickets!
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180/3 after 42 overs. India are a boundary away from a win.
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And Smriti Mandhana brings up her hundred in the best way possible! She makes room and lifts the ball over cover for a four. 

She has been exceptional today.
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Taylor with her final over.
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175/3 after 40 overs. Nine required by India to win the match, four needed by Mandhana to complete her century. It's a matter of when.
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FOUR! A short ball, drifting down the leg and Meshram slams it towards deep square leg.
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Matthews back into the attack.
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170/3 after 40 overs. Mandhana survives! That was a short ball and she pulled it in the air. Just fell short of the fielder. She manages a wry smile.
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Mandhana got out for 90 in the last match. Is that playing on her mind somewhere? She is taking her time today. Deserves a century.
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Mohammed into the attack.
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166/3 after 39 overs. India need 18 more runs to win the match. 
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Another four for Mandhana! Flicks it nicely off the pads. Nice wrist-work, nice balance, one bounce into the boundary. She is now on 92!
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Oh, brilliant shot from Meshram. Short and wide outside the off stump, Meshram slaps the ball through the point region for a boundary.
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Dottin brought back into the attack.
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154/3 after 38 overs. India need 30 more runs to win the match from 72 balls. Should be a stroll to the finish line for them.
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Matthews looks like she has problems on her chest and she will receive treatment for that. Mandhana, as well, is on the floor getting some massage as drinks have been called on.
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151/3 after 37 overs. Two runs from that over. The scoring rate has gone down after Raj's wicket but there is nothing to panic about.
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Taylor back into the attack.