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ICC Women’s World Cup 2022: Mithali Raj scores 2nd golden DUCK of career in must-win game vs Bangladesh | Cricket News


Indian skipper Mithali Raj’s woes in the continuing ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 continued when she posted simply her second golden duck of her illustrious career in a must-win game in opposition to Bangladesh in Hamilton on Tuesday (March 22). Mithali succumbed to Ritu Moni, who dismissed swashbuckling Shafali Verma for a run-a-ball 42 off the earlier supply after Team India had obtained off to a formidable begin. 

India had raced to 74 for the opening wicket earlier than three wickets for zero runs pushed Mithali’s aspect again after the skipper had received the toss and elected to bat first. After scoring 31 in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan in India’s match opener, Mithali managed scores of 5 and 1 in the matches in opposition to New Zealand and West Indies respectively earlier than bouncing again strongly with a valiant 68 in opposition to Australia final week.  

Mithali pressed forward for a drive, however the ball chipped away straight to Fahima Khatun at cowl off left-arm spinner Ritu Moni. This was Mithali’s seventh career duck in ODI cricket and second golden duck. The solely different time she suffered an identical dismissal was in opposition to South Africa in 2017 Women’s World Cup. 

With each of her golden duck dismissal occurring in an ODI World Cup game, Mithali grew to become the primary captain the match historical past to undergo two such dismissals. Mithali additionally stays the one India captain to report a golden duck in Women’s World Cup. 

Meanwhile, Yastika Bhatia’s 50-run knock and cameos from Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Pooja Vastrakar helped India rating a modest 229/7 in 50 overs right here at Seddon Park. Opting to bat first after profitable the toss the Indian staff obtained off to a flying begin as openers Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana batted aggressively to take India’s whole to a 50-run mark in 10 overs with out shedding a wicket. 

The Indian staff was going robust on the rating of 74 in the fifteenth over with Nahida Akter dismissing southpaw Smriti Mandhana for 30 from 51 balls. In the subsequent opener, Shafali Verma too was dismissed as she was stumped by Bangladesh wicket-keeper Nigar Sultana off Ritu Moni’s bowling. In the very subsequent ball captain, Mithali Raj was dismissed for a golden duck caught in the covers by Fahima Khatun off Ritu Moni`s bowling to go away India from 74 for no loss to 74 for 3. 

Centurion in the game in opposition to West Indies Harmanpreet Kaur walked in to bat together with Yastika Bhatia took India’s whole past the triple-figure mark in twenty fifth over. The 34-run partnership was damaged as Harmanpreet Kaur was run out by Fargana Hoque for 14 to go away India in a spot of hassle at 108/4 in twenty eighth over. 

The 2017 World Cup finalist desperately wanted a partnership and Yastika Bhatia and wicket-keeper batter Richa Ghosh struck a partnership to take the staff’s whole past the 150-run mark. The 54-run partnership was damaged as keeper Nigar Sultana stumped Richa Ghosh for 26 as half of the Indian aspect was again to the pavilion with 162 runs on the board. 

Yastika Bhatia continued together with her wealthy run of kind as she notched up a second consecutive half-century. Immediately after that Yastika was out caught at quick nice leg by Nahida Akter of Ritu Moni’s bowling for 50 off 80 balls at 176 for six. 

Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana took the staff’s whole past the 200-run mark in forty seventh over. Rana was dismissed by Jahanara Alam in the ultimate over for 27 off 23 balls hitting two boundaries. Pooja Vastrakar’s unbeaten 30 took India’s whole to 229 in 50 overs setting a goal of 230 for Bangladesh. 

Brief Scores: India Women 229/7 in 50 overs (Yastika Bhatia 50, Shafali Verma 42; Ritu Moni 3/37) vs Bangladesh Women 

(with ANI inputs) 

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