India seal comfortable victory over Bangladesh

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India seal comfortable victory over Bangladesh

ICC Women`s T20 World Cup

 Sports Desk

 Published: 09:13 PM, 24 February 2020   Updated: 09:13 PM, 24 February 2020

Murshida Khatun playing a short

Murshida Khatun playing a short

India beat Bangladesh by 18 runs in the ICC Women's T20I World Cup's 6th match at Perth Australia today. Batting first India post 142/6 in 20 overs. In reply, Salma Khatun led- Bangladesh Women's team able to score 124 for the loss of 8 wickets.

Bangladesh’s highest run came from the willow of Nigar Sultana who made 35 off 26 with five fours.

As long as she was in the crease, Bangladesh was in the match for a stunning victory but Nigar was undone by a Rajeshwari Gayakwad delivery.

Poonam, however, showed an intriguing display of googly to wreck-havoc on Bangladesh’s middle order that saw her claimed 3-18 in four overs. She was ably supported by Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy who picked up two wickets apiece.

Opener Murshida Khatun was the other notable scorer for Bangladesh with 30.

Spinner Poonam Yadav claimed three wickets for India. Shikha Pandey and A Reddy bagged two wickets each.

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun won the toss and decided to field. The captain himself brought success to the team in the second over of the innings picking up the wicket of Tanya Bhatia for 2.

India hit back in style through Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues, who
gave the scoreboard a rapid pace and shared 37-run.

Verma was at her attacking best, hitting 39 off just 17, with two fours and four sixes.

After Panna Ghosh dismissed Verma, Bangladesh started hurling the baton with some quick wickets. They also fielded well and inflicted two run outs including Rodrigues who threatened for a bigger thing. She was out on 34.

After a middle order collapse, India regrouped well at the death overs, thanks to Veda Krishnamurthy who blasted 20 off 9 with four boundaries to help the side propel past 140.

Both Panna and Salma conceded 25 runs in four overs to claim two wickets.

India in their first match beat hosts Australia by 17 runs.