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Indian women’s team defeated Bangladesh in the fourth consecutive match after entering the house.

Sylhet. Indian women’s team’s explosive performance continues on its Bangladesh tour. After the excellent innings of captain Harmanpreet Kaur, India won due to the effective performance of the bowlers led by Deepti Sharma. Team India on Monday defeated Bangladesh by 56 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-affected 14-over fourth women’s T20 international cricket match, registering its fourth consecutive win and taking a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.

India scored 122 runs for six wickets with the 44-run partnership of the fourth wicket between Harmanpreet (39) and Richa Ghosh (24). Openers Smriti Mandhana (22) and D Hemalatha (22) also played useful innings. Under the Duckworth-Lewis method, Bangladesh got the target of 125 runs but the hosts were defeated by the magic of spin of Deepti Sharma (two wickets for 13 runs), Asha Shobhana (two wickets for 18 runs) and Radha Yadav (one wicket for 12 runs). The team never looked in a position to achieve the target and could only score 68 runs for seven wickets.

From Bangladesh, only openers Dilara Akhtar (21), Rubia Haider (13) and Shorifa Khatoon (11 not out) could reach double figures. Bangladesh, which came to chase the target, had a very slow start and the team could score only 21 runs for one wicket in four overs of the power play. During this, the wicket of Murshida Khatoon (01) was lost. Dilara was trapped LBW by Deepti after playing a slow innings of 21 runs in 25 balls with two fours. After one ball, Rubia was also run out.

Shobhana trapped captain Nigara Sultana (01) LBW, due to which Bangladesh’s score increased from 38 runs for one wicket to 39 runs for four wickets within four balls. After this, Radha sent Ritu Moni (01) while Shobhana sent Shorna Akhtar (05) to the pavilion. Bangladesh’s half-century of runs was completed in the 11th over. The host team needed 72 runs in the last three overs and the team could not even come close to this score.

first published : May 6, 2024, 8:48 pm IST

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