India beat Bangladesh by 64 runs in ACC Women's Asia Cup

India beat Bangladesh by 64 runs in ACC Women’s Asia Cup


Dhaka – Bangladesh started their campaign in the  six-team Asian Cricket Council Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup conceding a 64-run defeat against the defending champion India in the tournament  opener at Asian Institute of Technology Ground in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday.Chasing a target of 119, Bangladesh collected 54 for all in 18.2 overs,UNB news agency reported.Shaila Sharmin (18 off 36b) and Salma Khatun (17 off 22b; 1×4) were the double figure scorers for Bangladesh.Poonam Yadav bagged three wickets for 13 runs in four overs. Delivering three overs each, Anuja Patil and Jhulan Goswami took two wickets apiece for 7 and 10 runs. Ekta Bisht conceded two runs for one wicket while T20 International debut Mansi Joshi took another one for 8 runs.Sent into bat first, five times champion India collected 118 for 6 in 20 overs riding on the opener Mithali Raj’s unbeaten figure of 49 off 59 balls, including two boundaries.Player of the match ‘Mithali Raj’ ensured a brilliant start staying with Smriti Mandhana in the opening stand to contribute a praiseworthy figure of 70 in 12.1 overs, before Smriti was caught by Nahida Akter off Jahanara Alam bowling.Smriti scored 41 off 32 balls featuring six boundaries, while skipper Harmanpreet Kaur hit the only six in the match and two boundaries off 18 balls to add 19 runs.Khadija Tul Kubra captured two wickets for 12 runs in four overs for Bangladesh. Jahanara Alam and Ritu Moni took one wicket each for 17 and 20 runs in two and three overs respectively.


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