Final Up to date: 22/03/22 9:51am
Sneh Rana’s 4 wickets helped India maintain their semi-final hopes alive as they skittled Bangladesh for a 110-run victory on the 2022 ICC Girls’s Cricket World Cup.
Spinner Rana completed with figures of 4-30 from her 10 overs as Bangladesh have been bowled out for 119 in Hamilton regardless of the most effective efforts of Salma Khatun, who made a brisk 32 from 35 balls.
Earlier, India had set Bangladesh a goal of 230 to win on the again of Yastika Bhatia’s half-century, though Ritu Moni’s 3 for 37 – together with two wickets in two balls – considerably checked their progress.
India captain Mithali Raj opted to bat upon profitable the toss and her facet made a powerful begin, Smriti Mandhana getting the scoreboard shifting with back-to-back boundaries to conclude the second over.
Her opening associate Shafali Verma went one higher within the ninth, putting Nahida Akter for what would become the one six of the innings over long-on, and three boundaries within the following over noticed India finish the powerplay effectively set on 52 with out loss.
Nahida supplied the breakthrough for Bangladesh when Mandhana picked out Fargana Hoque at sq. leg to fall for 30 and finish the opening partnership on 74. One then turned three within the blink of an eye fixed, with Moni accounting for Verma and Raj in consecutive deliveries within the subsequent over.
Bhatia and Harmanpreet Kaur have been tasked with the rebuilding job and it was one they set about cautiously, the pair content material to rotate the strike because the Bangladesh assault stored boundaries to a minimal.
Simply two arrived between the autumn of Raj within the sixteenth over and halfway by way of the thirtieth, a spell which additionally included the departure of Kaur for 14 courtesy of a direct hit from Fargana at mid-on. Richa Ghosh (26) joined Bhatia and was shortly up and working with successive fours by way of level, although the minimize shot would later deliver her downfall.
Bhatia introduced up a affected person 79-ball half-century however fell to the subsequent supply in the beginning of the forty fourth over, however helpful late cameos from Pooja Vastrakar (30 not out) and Rana (27 from 23) pushed them in the direction of 229-7 on the finish of their 50 overs.
Bangladesh’s pursuit of 230 began slowly and a fast double blow earlier than the tip of the powerplay dented their hopes. Sharmin Akhter was caught at slip trying a booming off-drive off Gayakwad earlier than Fargana was trapped in entrance by a full Vastrakar supply with out scoring.
Bangladesh have been 19-2 on the 10-over mark, the bottom rating after the powerplay within the match to this point, and the mountain they needed to climb turned steeper when captain Nigar holed out trying to extend the run price.
Murshida, dropped twice, noticed her luck run out when she was well taken by Kaur off Yadav for 19 and it was 35-5 when a profitable evaluate confirmed the ball had flicked Rumana Ahmed’s glove en path to Bhatia at brief leg, handing Rana a second wicket in her miserly opening spell.
Salma supplied a glimmer of sunshine for Bangladesh, hitting 4 boundaries in her 32 earlier than edging Jhulan Goswami behind to all however seal her facet’s destiny.
There was nonetheless time for each Vastrakar and Rana to maneuver stage on the high of the wicket-takers record for the match, every bowler claiming their tenth scalp as India wrapped up a convincing victory to depart Bangladesh getting ready to elimination.
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Bangladesh face unbeaten Australia on Thursday night (10pm GMT) whereas India‘s subsequent match is on Sunday (2am GMT) in opposition to South Africa.
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