The semi-finals’ hope is still alive for India

Bangladesh Women VS India Women
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The dream of reaching the semifinals is still alive for the Indian Women as they have entered the top four. After two defeats in a row, they are back in the winning ways. Yesterday, they won against Bangladesh Women by a massive 110 runs margin. This victory has moved them to third place at the point table. India have equal points with West Indies Women, but the run rate moves them one step ahead of the Caribbean. After winning against Bangladesh with a massive margin, their net run rate went higher than West Indies.

Match Report

Mithali Raj, the captain of India, won the toss and decided to bat first at the Seddon Park. So, Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma started the innings for the Blues. They had a great starting against the Bangladeshi bowlers. Both batters faced every ball with much confidence. However, Mandhana and Verma added 74 runs for the team in the opening partnership.

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After that, bowler Nahida Akter broke their partnership by taking the wicket of Smriti Mandhana in the 15th over. Before the departure, Mandhana scored 30 runs with three boundaries. Surprisingly, India lost two more wickets in the next over.  Bangladeshi bowler Ritu Moni picked up two batters of India in the 16th over. However, Yastika Bhatiya tackled the situation. She scored the highest 50 runs for team India. Moreover, Pooja Vastrakar added crucial 30 runs in the lower order. Relying on these runs, India scored 229 in 50 overs.

On the other side, Bangladesh Women suffered a lot facing the Indian bowlers. Chasing the target, they were nowhere on the track. Four of their first five batters had to go back to the pavilion before crossing ten runs. Murshida Khatun was the only batter among them to pass the ten runs. However, Lata  Mandal and Salma Khatun tried to stay longer on the pitch. But they couldn’t help enough to win the game. Lata lost her wickets to Pooja Vastrakar in 24 runs. Meanwhile, Salma Khatun scored the highest 32 runs for Bangladesh. That wasn’t enough to put India under pressure. Moreover, the Indian bowler took the remaining wickets quickly. As a result, Bangladesh Women became all-out in 119 runs.

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India: 229/7 (50 Overs)

Bangladesh: 119/10 (40.3 Overs)