Home > News >

ICC Women’s World T20 2014: India thrash Bangladesh by 79 runs

Harmanpreet Kaur top scored with 71 for India © Getty Images (File photo)
Harmanpreet Kaur top scored with 77 for India © Getty Images (File photo)

Sylhet: Mar 30, 2014

Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a strokeful 77 before her bowling colleagues produced a clinical display as India crushed Bangladesh by 79 runs in their group league match to record their first win in the Women’s World Twenty20 match.

Electing to bat, India posted a challenging 151 for five in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to Harmanpreet’s 59-ball knock which she made with the help of 12 boundaries and a six while captain Mithali Raj chipped in with 41 at Sylhet Stadium.

Indian bowlers then restricted Bangladesh to 72 for eight with pacewomen Jhulan Goswami and Shubhlakshmi Sharma grabbing three wickets apiece. Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav took two wickets to help India score a comprehensive win.

Despite the win, India, with two points from three matches, have little chance of progressing to the semi-final.

Bangladesh run chase never got going as they struggled to cope with the Indian bowling attack. Their biggest partnership was the opening stand of 22 between Ayasha Rahman (10) and Fargana Hoque (15). Captain Salma Khatun top-scored with 19.

Veteran Goswami and Yadav rocked the Bangladesh top order before Shubhlakshmi took care of the hosts’ lower order.

Earlier, Harmanpreet and Mithali sent the Bangladesh bowlers for a leatherhunt with an opening wicket stand of 107 in 14.3 overs to lay the foundation of a challenging total.

All the Bangladeshi bowlers, except for Salma Khatun, were expensive as Harmanpreet and Mithali found the boundaries quite often.

The Indians could have scored more than the 44 runs they added in the last 5.3 overs but the total of 151 for five was enough against the home side who have lost heavily in their earlier two matches also.

For Bangladesh, Rumana Ahmed grabbed two wickets for 33 runs while Salma Khatun and Khadija Tul Kubra took a wicket each.

Brief scores:

India Women 151 for 5 in 20 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur 77, Mithali Raj 41; Rumana Ahmed 2 for 33) beat Bangladesh Women 72 for 8 in 20 overs (Salma Khatun 19; Jhulan Goswami 3 for 11, Shubhlakshmi Sharma 3 for 12) by 79 runs.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq half-centuries ensure Pakistan advantage against Australia at Lunch on Day 2 of 1st Test

West Indies cancel tour to India: Ian Bishop calls tour collapse a ‘wake-up-call’

Brad Haddin turns 37

Virat Kohli and other cricketers wish Happy Diwali on Twitter

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 2nd semi-final East Zone vs South Zone at Rohtak Day 2: East Zone are 25 for 1 at Lunch

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here