Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav delivered but once more with well timed dismissals to lead India to a snug 18-run win over Bangladesh of their ICC Women’s T20 World Cup match on Monday.
Invited to bat, a considerable partnership eluded them after a fiery begin however India nonetheless managed to submit a aggressive 142 for six on the WACA floor.
India had been off to a flying begin with opener Shafali Verma (39 of 17 balls) popping out all weapons blazing within the Group A recreation.
However, the Indian innings by no means acquired the impetuous after the departure of the 16-year-outdated, who hit 4 sixes and two fours in her entertaining knock. Later, Veda Krishnamurthy (20 off 11) hit few lusty blows to assist India submit a combating whole.
Bangladesh fought via Murshida Khatun (30) and Nigar Sultana (35) however Poonam rattled the center and decrease order along with her strikes.
In the tip, Bangladesh may handle 124 for eight, giving India their second straight win within the event.
“The way Shafali and Richa played today, they showed how capable they are for the team. Veda’s innings was turning point. We needed boundaries at that point and she did a great job,” India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stated.
Poonam, who had helped India halt Australia’s chase of their opening recreation as properly, was the highest bowler once more. She scalped Sanjida Islam (10), Fahima Khatun (17) and Jahanara Alam (10) to make it powerful for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh wanted 49 runs from final 5 overs however they failed to negotiate Poonam’s flighted deliveries.
The Indian spinner had Fahima caught by Shafali within the first ball of the 16th over whereas Rajeshwari Gaekwad noticed the again of properly-set Nigar Sultana.
Poonam then returned to dismiss Jahanara, who stepped out searching for an enormous hit solely to be stumped by Taniya.
The runs dried up and Bangladesh now wanted 22 off the ultimate over. Pacer Shikha Pandey clear bowled Rumana Ahmed with an ideal yorker and writing was clear on the wall.
Earlier, Shafali punished the rival assault along with her fluent stroke-making.
Attempting an enormous one, Shafali skied one off veteran Panna Ghosh and was dismissed, caught by wicket-keeper Shamima Sultana.
This was after fellow opener Taniya Bhatia (2) was despatched again by Salma Khathun.
Shafali turned out to be one of the best scorer in India’s innings.
Jemimah Rodrigues performed a sedate but essential 34-run knock since arduous-hitting skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was already dismissed by Ghosh.
With each Shafali and Harmanpreet cooling their heels again within the dug out, India’s run-rate took a dip.
Jemimah erred in judgement whereas calling Deepti for a single and was run out.
Richa Ghosh, who changed Smriti Mandhana within the enjoying XI, hit two splendid boundaries earlier than holing out to Nahida Akter off Salma Khatun.
The slide continued with Deepti Sharma (11) working herself out following a mixture up with Veda Krishnamurthy (20 off 11).