India women make a clean sweep in the ODI series © Getty Images (Representational Photo)


Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh): Mar 13, 2014


Indian women easily defeated their Bangladeshi counterparts by seven wickets in the third T20 International (T20I) completing a 3-0 rout to gain enough confidence going into the upcoming ICC World T20 2014 tournament which will start in few days time.


Opting to bat, Bangladesh could manage only 81 for eight in 20 overs with skipper Salma Khatun scoring 34. The only other batswoman to reach double figures was Ayesha Rahaman, who scored 18. Left-arm spin duo of Gouher Sultana (three for 17) and Sravanti Naidu (three for 13) were the wreckers-in-chief.


In reply, India knocked off the runs in 16.4 overs with opener Latika Kumari (36) and Shikha Pandey (26) added 48 runs for the third wicket to seal the issue. Having won the series, India captain Mithali Raj and veteran medium pacer Jhulan Goswami opted out of the inconsequential game.


Naidu was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’.


Brief scores:


Bangladesh Women 81 for 8 in 20 overs (Salma Khatun 34, Sravanti Naidu 3 for 13) lost to India Women 82 for 3 in 16.4 overs (Latika Kumari 36, Shikha Pandey 26) by 7 wickets.