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Women’s World Cup 2022, India vs Bangladesh: India beat Bangladesh to keep semifinal hopes alive | Cricket News


HAMILTON: Yastika Bhatia’s gritty half-century and Sneh Rana‘s all-round efficiency powered India a dominating 110-run win over Bangladesh and saved them within the hunt for a semifinal spot on the ICC Women’s World Cup, right here on Tuesday.
Opting to bat, India recovered from a mid-inning collapse to submit a modest 229 for seven, using on a accountable 80-ball 50 by Bhatia and a late flourish from Rana (27) and Pooja Vastrakar (30).
Defending the entire, the spinners, led by Rana (4/30), managed the proceedings as they struck at common intervals.
India bowled out Bangladesh for 119 in 40.3 overs to register their third win of the match. The large win helped India enhance their Net-Run-Rate (0.768) additional.
The Mithali Raj-led facet will tackle South Africa within the closing 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 determination to usher in senior spinner Poonam Yadav (1/25) rather than pacer Meghna Singh paid dividends. With spinners working from each the ends on a gradual monitor, Bangladesh discovered the run-scoring tough.

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 cut 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 within the subsequent over to depart 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.
Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur (14) then joined Bhatia as the 2 tried to resurrect the innings however the duo scored solely 34 runs in 70 balls earlier than a direct throw from Hoque caught the previous wanting her crease.
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 superb 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 lower a ball that was too shut to the physique.
After finishing her fifty, Bhatia too perished within the subsequent ball whereas attempting for a paddle scoop, solely to be caught by at quick positive leg.
Vastrakar (30) and Rana (27) then got here collectively at 180 for six on the finish of forty fourth over to add 48 off 38 balls, taking India previous the 200-run mark. With the 2 going robust, the final 10 overs yielded 64 runs.

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