India beat Bangladesh by 59 Runs, Shafali Verma shines with all-round performance

The ongoing 8th edition of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup got underway on the 1st of October and below we brief you on the action from day 8, Bangladesh vs India face-off. The game witnessed the latter batting first put on a very commanding total and then with the ball, went on to defend their total in an emphatic fashion by bowling the latter out.

 

India beat Bangladesh by 59 Runs, Shafali Verma shines with all-round performance. PC:  PC: Deepak Malik/CREIMA
India beat Bangladesh by 59 Runs, Shafali Verma shines with all-round performance. PC: PC: Deepak Malik/CREIMAS

Match : 15 – Women’s Asia Cup 2022

India – 159/5 (20.0)
Bangladesh – 100/7 (20.0)

India in opting to bat first had a wonderful start as openers, Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma, clicked straightaway, got to their 50*-run stand inside the powerplay over, and close out their powerplay on a score of 59/0. The batting display went quiet for a couple of overs, but Shafali accelerated and the pair got to the total of 91/0 at the halfway mark. Bangladesh then gained control as Smriti on 47(38) was run out and India’s opening stands worth 96 runs came to a close in the 12th over and Jemimah Rodrigues who’d joined a set Shafali soon off a single got to her 50* off 40 balls, but soon departed on 55(44) on the score of 115/2 at the end of the 15th over. Rumana Ahmed in the 17th over dismissed; Richa Ghosh on 4(7) and Kiran Navgire on 0(1). Jemimah Rodrigues watching it all unfold, decided to switch gears and Deepti Sharma too responded as the pair got a 13-run over and a 15-run over. A good final over saw Deepti Sharma walk back on the score of 10(5) and with Jemimah finishing unbeaten on 35(20), India closed out on a total of 159/5.

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Bangladesh with the ball in hand in the wickets column had Rumana Ahmed with 3 to her name and Salma Khatun with a wicket to her name. Shanjida Shah registered the most economical spell for her side finishing with figures of 4-0-20-0.

Bangladesh in reply had openers, Murshida Khatun and Fargana Hoque, click well with odd boundaries in guiding their team to a score of 30/0 at the end of the powerplay. India tightened their hold on the game by drying the boundaries and were rewarded with a wicket at the start of the 10th over with 45 on board as Murshida on 21(25) walked back. Skipper Nigar Sultana was in and had started well, but just then Fargana Hoque on 30(40) walked back. Shafali Verma’s reintroduction saw India have a wicket as Rumana Ahmed on 0(3) walked back and Bangladesh at the end of 15 overs had 70 on board. Nigar Sultana kept the scorecard ticking with odd boundaries, but after Ritu Moni’s struggles came to an end on 4(12), Shafali dismissed the set Sultana on 36(29). In the same penultimate over, Shafali bagged a wicket more as Fahima Khatun walked back on 1(3) and Lata Modal in the final over was the last to depart on the score of 1(2) and a 5* off 5 of Salma Khatun’s bat got Bangladesh to close out their 20 overs on the score of 100.

India with the ball had Shafali Verma register the best spell of 4-0-10-2 and Deepti Sharma too bagged a couple of wickets each in finishing on figures of 4-0-13-2. Renuka Singh Thakur and Sneh Rana too finished a wicket each to their name.

Result : India won by 59 runs

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