Mithali Raj-led Team India defeated Bangladesh by an enormous 110-run margin at Seddon Park in Hamilton of their ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 match on Tuesday (March 22). Chasing 230 to win, Bangladesh had been bundled out for simply 119 in 40.3 overs and India registered their third win of the World Cup. The large win helped India enhance their Net-Run-Rate (0.768) additional and they’re now in third place on the factors desk with six factors from six matches.
If India do win their final recreation towards South Africa on Sunday (March 27), they may qualify for the semi-finals. However, in case of a loss, the state of affairs might face an NRR conundrum that includes three sides England, West Indies and India. The Women in Blue are well-placed in that regard as they’ve a constructive web run fee of +0.77.
Yastika Bhatia’s gritty half-century and Sneh Rana’s all-round efficiency powered India a dominating 110-run win over Bangladesh and stored them within the hunt for a semifinal spot. Opting to bat, India recovered from a mid-inning collapse to put up a modest 229 for seven, driving on a accountable 80-ball 50 by Bhatia and a late flourish from Rana (27) and Pooja Vastrakar (30).
An impressive win for #TeamIndia
— ICC (@ICC) March 22, 2022
Defending the overall, the spinners, led by Rana (4/30), managed the proceedings as they struck at common intervals. The Mithali Raj-led aspect will tackle South Africa within the last league match on Sunday. Before that match, if the second-placed Proteas beat West Indies on Thursday India’s semifinal probabilities will get higher.
India’s resolution to usher in senior spinner Poonam Yadav (1/25) instead of pacer Meghna Singh paid dividends. With spinners working from each the ends on a sluggish observe, Bangladesh discovered the run-scoring troublesome.
India limiting Bangladesh to 69/5 after 25 overs. Lata Mondal (24) and Salma Khatun (32) offered some resistance with a 40-run partnership which was damaged by Jhulan Goswami when she dismissed the latter, whereas Vastrakar accounted for the previous a number of overs later.
The tempo duo of Goswami (2/19) and Vastrakar (2/26) shared 4 wickets between them whereas the spinners accounted for the remainder.
Earlier, Smriti Mandhana (30) and Shafali Verma (42) shared 74 runs for the opening wicket however Ritu Moni (3/37) and Nahida Akter (2/42) shared 5 wickets between them to scale back India from 74 for no loss to 108 for 4 at one stage.
Mandhana ended up hitting straight to Fargana Hoque off Akter, whereas Moni struck twice in two balls in the next over to leave India at 74 for 3 in 15.4 overs. While Verma was stumped by Nigar Sultana, skipper Mithali Raj (0) was out for a first-ball duck as India misplaced three wickets in fast succession.
Bhatia (50 off 80) and Richa Ghosh (26) then added 54 runs to take India previous the 150-run rating. The duo performed at a very good tempo with Ghosh slamming Lata Mondal (0/20) for successive fours within the thirtieth over.
However, Akter introduced Bangladesh again into the sport when she had Ghosh caught behind whereas she tried to minimize a ball that was too shut to the physique.
India Women 229/7 in 50 overs (Yastika Bhatia 50, Shafali Verma 42; Nahida Akter 2/42, Ritu Moni 3/37) bt Bangladesh Women 119 in 40.3 overs (Salma Khatun 32, Lata Monday 24; Sneh Rana 4/30)
(with PTI inputs)
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