Fast bowler Mansi Joshi picked up three wickets for just four runs as India cruised to a nine-wicket win over Thailand in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 on Wednesday.
Only two of Thailand’s batters – Chanida Sutthiruang and Nattaya Boochatham – managed to reach double figures as they were bowled out for just 55.
Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad took two wickets each for India.
In reply, India needed just 12.4 overs to chase down the target – losing only the wicket of Harmanpreet Kaur. Thirush Kamini and Veda Krishnamurthy were the unbeaten batters at the end of the innings.
Joshi was named Player of the Match in her first game in the 50-over format for India.
She said: “It is a special feeling to win the player of the match award in my first 50-over game for India. I got good encouragement from my teammates and support staff.”
“It was important for us to win this game convincingly, and now we have to build on this.”
This is India’s second win in as many games at the tournament, having defeated hosts Sri Lanka on Tuesday.