COLOMBO: India women produced an all-round effort to spank Bangladesh women by nine wickets in a Super Six match of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier, here today.
Opting to bowl after winning the toss, Indian eves first restricted Bangladesh women to a paltry 155 for eight in 50 overs and then chased down the target, reaching 158 for one in 33.3 overs.
Fargana Hoque (50 off 107 balls) scored a half-century for Bangladesh women while opener Sharmin Akhter made 35.
For Indian women, pacer Mansi Joshi (3/25) picked up three wickets while leg-spinner Devika Vaidya (2/17) accounted for two.
The chase turned out to be a cakewalk for Indian eves with opener Mona Meshram (78 not out off 91 balls) and skipper Mithali Raj (73 not out off 87 balls) hitting fluent fifties to get over the target with consummate ease.
Deepti Sharma was the lone Indian wicket to fall, caught off her own bowling by right-arm off-spinner Khadija Tul Kubra.
Bangladesh Women innings
Sharmin Sultana c Meshram b Joshi 07
Sharmin Akhter st †Verma b Vaidya 35
Sanjida Islam b Joshi 02
Fargana Hoque c Gayakwad b Joshi 50
Rumana Ahmed* c Krishnamurthy b Pandey 11
Nigar Sultana† run out (Gayakwad) 18
Salma Khatun b Gayakwad 14
Shaila Sharmin not out 10
Jahanara Alam c Krishnamurthy b Vaidya 02
India Women innings
MR Meshram not out 78
DB Sharma c & b Khadija Tul Kubra 01
M Raj* not out 73