Sylhet: India marked a huge win against Bangladesh by 59 runs in the ongoing Women’s Asia Cup. After winning the toss, captain Smriti Mandhana chose to bat and the put 159 runs on board.
Captain Mandhana played significant innings and post 47 runs while Jemimah Rodrigues player unbeaten 35 runs innings. Shafali Verma contributed with 55 runs.
The openers for India played a brilliant game as they garnered 96 runs for the opening before Mandarin went back at the end of 12 overs. Verma followed her after overs. While Richa Ghosh faced an early departure for just 4 runs.
Winning captain Mandhana said, “It was disappointing in the last match. It’s good to comeback after that loss, really proud of the girls. Today it was a total team performance. Shafali batted well, and also Jemimah played well. We could have scored 10 runs runs more while batting. We had to keep bowling dot balls, and we had to wait for their batters to make mistakes, which they did. Our bowlers bowled really well.”
Bangladesh fails to chase 160
Fargama Hoque garnered 30 runs while Nigar Sultana made 36 runs. Murshida Khatun could only 21 runs and other players of Bangladesh couldn’t go into two digits.
After losing the game, Bangladesh captain said, “We didn’t bowl well in the powerplay, we bowled too many loose balls. We couldn’t get many runs in our powerplay either. Our main bowlers couldn’t execute their plans. We couldn’t capitalize the loose deliveries when we were batting though. Rumana came in later, in order to compromise for the runs leaked by the bowlers in the powerplay.”