Perth: Spinner Poonam Yadav claimed three wickets as India defeated Bangladesh by 18 runs in a Group A match of the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup right here on Monday.
Invited to bat, India posted a aggressive 142 for six after which returned to limit Bangladesh to 124 for eight to notch up their second successive win within the showpiece occasion.
Chasing 143 to win, Murshida Khatun compiled a 26-ball 30 after her opening associate Shamima Sultana was despatched packing within the second over by Shikha Pandey.
As soon as Khatun was eliminated by Arundhati Reddy, Nigar Sultana (35) tried to maintain them within the hunt however Bangladesh struggled towards the standard spin bowling of Poonam Yadav, who claimed three wickets to derail Bangladesh’s chase.
Arundhati Reddy (2/33) and Pandey (2/14) took two wickets every, whereas Rajeshwari Gayakwad (1/25) accounted for one wicket.
Earlier 16-year-old opener Shafali Verma gave India a rollicking begin, smashing a 17-ball 39 which contained two fours and 4 sixes.
Jemimah Rodrigues additionally scored an important 37-ball 34 however remainder of the batsmen failed to fireside as India’s runrate took a success.
Down the order, Veda Krishnamurthy then blasted 20 off 11 balls studded with 4 boundaries to carry them to a combating complete.
For Bangladesh, skipper Salma Khatun (2/25) and Panna Ghosh (2/25) claimed two wickets every.
India girls: 142 for six in 20 overs (Shafali Verma 39; Salman Khatun 2/25, Panna Ghosh 2/25). PTI
Bangladesh girls: 124 for eight in 20 overs (Nigar Sultana 35; Poonam Yadav 3/18).