India beat Bangladesh by 64 runs in women’s Asia Cup’s first match


India defeated Bangladesh by 64 runs in the opening match of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) womans Twenty-20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology ground here on Saturday.

Put into bat, India posted 118/6 in their allotted 20 overs. In answer, Bangladesh was bundled out for a paltry 54.

Poonam Yadav scalped three wickets to decrease Bangladesh while experienced pacer Jhulan Goswami and Anuja Patil contributed with two wickets each.

Shaila Sharmin (18) and Salma Khatun (17) were the top scorers for Bangladesh. Upwards of eight of their players neglected to get into twofold figures, with six of them making only one run each.

Prior, batswoman Mithali Raj played an exemplary 49-run thump and manufactured a pivotal 70-run opening stand with Smriti Mandhana (41) to take India to a respectable score.

For Bangladesh, Khadija Tul Kubra scalped two wickets while Jahanara Alam and Ritu Moni took one wicket each.

Brief scores:

India 118/6 (Mithali Raj 49 not out, Smriti Mandhana 41; Khadija Tul Kubra 2-12) beat Bangladesh (Shaila Sharmin 18, Salma Khatun 17; Poonam Yadav 3-13, Anuja Patil 2-7) by 64 runs.