নমস্কার, শুভ দ্বিপ্রহর! Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates of ICC Women’s World T20 2016. ক্রিকেটকান্ট্রির সরাসরি সম্প্রচারে আপনাকে স্বাগত! I am Paulami Chakraborty and I will bring to you ball-by-ball commentary and updates of the live action going on in Match 1 between India Women and Bangladesh Women from M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The Indian ladies are surely ahead of their neighbours in the match looking at their current form while it will be a major boost for Bangladesh Women is they manage to pull off a victory over the strong Indian side. দুই প্রতিবেশীর মধ্যে ক্রিকেটের এই লড়াই জমজমাট হবে বলেই আশা করা যায়।  Live Cricket Scorecard: India Women vs Bangladesh Women, Women’s T20 World Cup 2016, Match 1 Group B at Bangalore

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 91/5 in overs 20| Batting: Jahanara Alam 10(13), Nigar Joty 27(25): Rajeshwari Gayakwad to bowl the final. Lifts it towards short fine leg. Deepti Sharma goes for the catch off the next but it runs for a boundary over backward point. Direct through off the last ball but not out. INDIA WIN BY 72 RUNS! Player of the match: Harmanpreet Kaur. Here is what happened in the match: India thrash Bangladesh by 72 runs in opening match of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at Bengaluru

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 79/5 in overs 19| Batting: Jahanara Alam 6(10), Nigar Joty 21(22): Anuja comes in with the ball. Bangladesh lost it way back. The batsmen still looking to bat full 20 overs. All singles off the over.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 74/5 in overs 18| Batting: Jahanara Alam 3(7), Nigar Joty 12(14):Jhulan continues. HUGE APPEAL but umpire not interested. Flicks the next one from outside off through square leg but there is a fielder. Chance of a run out and missed. A yorker but the keeper remained late to react. Drizzling a bit.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 70/5 in overs 17| Batting: Jahanara Alam 1(3), Nigar Joty 12(14): OUT! Fahima is gone. Anuja got her lbw. Another appeal! But the umpire is not interested. Almost a Caught and Bowled there! The ball jumped out of Anuja’s grip and the batsmen stole a run. Brilliant over by Anuja. Single to end it.

OUT! Fahima Khatun lbw Anuja Patil 14(17)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 67/4 in overs 16| Batting: Fahima Khatun 14(16), Nigar Joty 13(15): MUCH NEEDED BOUNDARY! Fahima sweeps it through deep mid-wicket. APPEAL OF STUMPING! NOT OUT, the foot is grounded inside the line. A dot following. Nigar sweeps the next towards square leg but the fielder is present there. BOUNDARY! Fahima sends it through backward square leg and Jhulan could not make it in time.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 57/4 in overs 15| Batting: Fahima 5(12), Nigar Joty 11(13): Jhulan comes with the ball. Starts with back to back dots. Brilliant line by the experienced. Causing trouble to the batsmen bowling it straight. Dot follows. A couple of singles. That’s wide the leg stump. Jhulan to bowl the last one again. Nigar defends it and another dot.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 53/4 in overs 14| Batting: Fahima 3(8), Nigar Joty 11(11):Brilliant bowling there by Harmanpreet Kaur. Starts with 4 back to back dots. Gives just a single run.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 52/4 in overs 13| Batting: Fahima 2(3), Nigar Joty 11(10): WICKET OFF THE FIRST BALL! Rumana Ahmed departs. Easy catch to Anuja Patil at deep mid-wicket. OVER THROW BY RAJESHWARI GAYAKWAD! 5 runs to Bangladesh. Keeping it slow, Poonam Yadav. Steals a quick single. Single to end it. 50 comes up for Bangladesh.

OUT! Rumana Ahmed c Anuja Patil b Poonam Yadav 12(19)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 35/3 in overs 12| Batting: Rumana Ahmed 8(14), Nigar Joty 2(4):Harmanpreet comes with the ball. Required run rate going up. Runs coming in singles. No boundaries since the last few overs.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 35/3 in overs 11| Batting: Rumana Ahmed 10(16), Nigar Joty 0(0): Poonam Yadav comes in. Have kept the runrate down for Bangladesh. Only singles and no boundary. 4 runs come off the over and all in singles. Bangladesh need to play aggressive cricket here. Required runrate is beyond 13.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 35/3 in overs 10| Batting: Rumana Ahmed 8(14), Nigar Joty 0(0): Shikha Pandey with the ball. Bowls it outside off and Rumana gets on her knees and gives herself room. Beats Mithali and goes for a FOUR. CHANCE OF A RUN OUT! Brilliant direct hit there and a well-set Sharmin Supta departs. Bangladesh struggling big time. Dots to end it.

OUT! Sharmin Supta run out 21(27)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 31/2 in overs 9| Batting: Sharmin Supta 21(26), Rumana Ahmed 3(7): Dots to start. Poonam is getting nice flight. Bangladesh need to go for the big ones, else the victory looks impossible.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 28/2 in overs 8| Batting: Sharmin Supta 20(25), Rumana Ahmed 2(4): Rumana Ahmed comes in. The most dependable currently for Bangladesh. Supta plays a few nice shots, nice timing and adjustment according to deliveries. Keeps the scoreboard going. Ends with a single, four off the over.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 24/2 in overs 7| Batting: Sharmin Supta 16(18): Poonam Yadav with the ball. Supta hits it over cover but no run. Huge flight and that’s confusing the batsman. Dot after dot and pressure building on Bangladesh. Nice job done by Sushma Verma as she dives to her right to stop it. OUT! Sanjida Islam hits it straight to Anuja Patil at mid-wicket and Bangladesh is struggling.

OUT! Sanjida Islam c Anuja Patil b Poonam Yadav 2(8)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 22/1 in overs 6| Batting: Sharmin Supta 16(18), Sanjida Islam 0(0): Single of the first ball of Rajeshwari Gayakwad’s over. A dot follows. Flicks it towards Short third man and another dot. Next one goes to the fielder at extra cover. Dots will increase the pressure and required run rate. A quick single as Sanjida sends it to cover. A single to end it.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 20/1 in overs 5| Batting: Sharmin Supta 16(18), Sanjida Islam 0(0): Anuja Patil comes in, back-to-back dots. WICKET! Ayasha mistimes it and the ball goes straight up to land in the hand of the fielder at short fine leg. Dot to end it.

OUT! Ayasha Rahman c Shikha Pandey b Anuja Patil 4(11)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 19/0 in overs 4| Batting: Sharmin Supta 15(15), Ayasha Rehman 4(8): Rajeshwari Gayakwad with the ball. Starts with a dot. Ayasha drives the next one straight to the cover fielder. Defends it late, a quick single single. FOUR! Flicked it through fine leg and a much needed boundary. Dot to end it.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women 13/0 in overs 3| Batting: Sharmin Supta 11(14), Ayasha Rehman 3(4): Jhulan to continue. A swing and a miss. Brilliant one from Jhulan as she almost got an edge there. Chane of pace but a nice shot by Sharmin as she directed it through short third man. Good fielding there to stop a probable boundary. Nicely hit the next one as she sends it through point but there us a fielder in the deep, gets a single. A dot to end.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women  9/0 in overs 2| Batting: Sharmin Supta 8(10), Ayasha Rehman 1(2): Anuja Patil to bowl the second. Dot to start. Picks the next from outside off and sends to mid-wicket. Just a single. Sweeps it over backward square and nice shot that, intelligent batting and 4 runs. Fell short of the bowler the next one but good stop by Anuja. A dot to end. 5 off it.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh Women  4/0 in overs 1| Batting: Sharmin Supta 4(6), Ayasha Rehman 0(0): Jhulan Goswami opens the bowling. Straight at middle stump. FOUR! Supta sent the next through the gap in point, it beats the fielders there and what a beautiful shot! DIRECT HIT! Umpire goes upstairs and she is well in. Nice line from Jhulan. Dot to end the over, just a boundary off it.

*Bangladesh Women’s innings starts*

Live Cricket Score | India Women 163/5 in overs 20| Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 36(24), Jhulan Goswami 3(3): LAST OVER! Single to start. Sends to mid-wicket, takes a single.Brilliant running by the two as they take a couple of runs off the next sent to long on. Veda takes a couple of the next as well to get herself back on strike. A single to end it. India put up massive 163/5 playing their 20 overs. Here is what happened in the innings: Veda Krishnamurthy, Harmanpreet Kaur help India post 163 for 5 vs Bangladesh in Womens T20 World Cup 2016 at Bengaluru

Live Cricket Score | India Women 155/5 in overs 19| Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 30(20), Jhulan Goswami 1(1): DISMISSAL OFF THE FIRST BALL. Anuja goes for 1. Had enough time, wrong shot selection. Veda goes over long-off and a SIX. Much needed one. Dot off the next. Keeper has appealed for stumping. Jhulan Goswami has joined her. Lifts it over mid-wicket and gets a SIX. Stepped out, got down on her knees and sweeped the leg-side delivery. A single to end the over. *HIGHEST T20I SCORE FOR INDIA WOMEN*

OUT! Anuja Patil lbw b Fahima Khatun 1(2)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 141/4 in overs 18| Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 17(16), Anuja Patil 1(1):Rumana Ahmed comes it. Bowls outside off, the slow delivery let Harmanpreet with ample time to move outside off and lift it over mid-wicket. One bounce four. Hits the next through mid-wicket for another FOUR. OUT! The fielder takes an easy catch.  A close call. She took it from in front of the stumps but the ball did not touch the stumps. IT’S A NO BALL! A single off the free hit.

OUT! Harmanpreet Kaur c Nahida Akter b Rumana Ahmed 40(29)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 127/3 in overs 17| Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 14(13), Harmanpreet Kaur 32(26): A couple of runs. Krishnamurthy gets another couple off the next. Hits it over extra cover. Keeper shouts for a catch but there is no fielder.  2runs added. A single and Harmanpreet on strike. Sends the next towards cover but a fielder there.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 119/3 in overs 16| Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 7(8), Harmanpreet Kaur 31(25): Starts with a single. Rumana’s going real slow here and no boundaries. SIX! Goes over cow-corner and adds six runs. A single to end that.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 108/3 in overs 15| Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 4(5), Harmanpreet Kaur 23(22): Kubra comes in. A dot to start. Bowls a wide. SIX! First of the innings and tournament comes off Harmanpreet’s bat as she dances down the crease and sends it over long-off. A single to end it. 100 comes up for India.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 97/3 in overs 14| Batting: Veda Krishnamurthy 2(3), Harmanpreet Kaur 15(18): HUGE WICKET! Mithali Raj goes for 42 as she lofted it towards cover and the fielder there took an easy catch. The Bangladesh skipper takes the catch of the India skipper. Veda Krishnamurthy comes in. A couple of runs to end the over.

OUT! Mithali Raj c Jahanara Alam b Rumana Ahmed 42(35)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 94/2 in overs 13| Batting: Mithali Raj 42(34), Harmanpreet Kaur 14(16): Mithali bottom edges it and sends it through long-off. Harmanpreet looking for big shots as she lofts two back-to-back deliveries over long of but it lands one bounce in the hands of the fielder there. Only singles off the over and a dot. Good one for Bangladesh, good comeback.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 89/2 in overs 12| Batting: Mithali Raj 40(32), Harmanpreet Kaur 11(12): Rumana Ahmed, the most successful cricketer of Bangladesh currently comes in. Starts with a dot. Singles off the next couple of deliveries. Harmanpreet bottom edges the next, pushes towards mid-wicket and gets a single. The skipper sends the next through cover for FOUR!

Live Cricket Score | India Women 81/2 in overs 11| Batting: Mithali Raj 35(30), Harmanpreet Kaur 7(6):DROPPED! A huge wicket that was as Kubra dropped Mithali, the India skipper. Boundary off the next, Mithali sends ot over cover. Sends the next through extra cover, gets a couple of runs. Single off the last.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 73/2 in overs 10| Batting: Mithali Raj 28(26), Harmanpreet Kaur 7(6): First boundary from Harmanpreet as she outside edges it and there is no slip. Sends the next for a single. Another single as she drives it towards point. Opens the face of the bat to defend it towards extra cover. Sends it in the same direction and steals a single.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 66/2 in overs 9| Batting: Mithali Raj 27(25), Harmanpreet Kaur 1(1): Brilliant over the last over by Nahida and Fahima maintains that. OUT! Gets Mandhana off the third of the over. Harmanpreet comes in. Harmanpreet goes off the mark with a single. Mithali gets two off the last delivery. A big wicket there for India as there in-form Mandhana went without scoring a run. *MITHALI BECOMES THE HIGHEST RUN-GETTER OF ICC WOMENS WORLD T20 WORLD CUP*

OUT! Smriti Mandhana lbw b Fahima Khatun 0(4)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 62/1 in overs 8| Batting: Mithali Raj 24(22), VR Vanitha 38(24): A dot to start. Finally a wicket! Vanitha goes for 38. Nahida gets the delivery through the bat and pad as Vanitha comes down the pitch, mistimes the stroke and the off stump goes off. Smriti Madhana is in. The over ends with a couple of dots.

OUT! VR Vanitha bowled Nahida Akter 38(24)

Live Cricket Score | India Women 59/0 in overs 7| Batting: Mithali Raj 23(20), VR Vanitha 36(22): Fahima Khatun with the ball. Full length outside off and Vanitha lifts it over cover. Gets a single. A dot follows as Mithali drives it through point but the fielder has been well-placed there. Good captaincy by Bangladesh skipper as they are looking to stop singles. Lifts the last of the over over mid-off and it goes for a one bounce four. Nice shot there by Vanitha. 

Live Cricket Score | India Women 51/0 in overs 6| Batting: Mithali Raj 21(17), VR Vanitha 30(19): A couple to start. INSIDE ENDGE! Vanitha gets a thick edge but the bowler remained unlucky as the ball runs for four! YET AGAIN BOTTOM EDGED! Nahida comes back with the ball as she bowls a dot the next. Mithali cuts the next through gully but short third man comes in. 50 up for India. Another dot to end the over.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 44/0 in overs 5| Batting: Mithali Raj 21(14), VR Vanitha 23(16): BEAUTIFUL SQUARE DRIVE! Mithali Raj shows her class. A couple of dots and Vanitha comes into action as she lofts it over mid-off. A single to end the over.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 34/0 in overs 4| Batting: Mithali Raj 16(12), VR Vanitha 18(12): Salma could have stopped that if not caught and bowled as it fell just a bit short. nice fielding by the Bangladesh ladies. A boundary off the last ball as Vanitha waits and places it through cover.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 25/0 in overs 3| Batting: Mithali Raj 15(10), VR Vanitha 10(8): Jahanara comes back. A misfield there. Mithali cuts it through the cover and great timing there, steals 2 runs. Plays the next towards mid on and quick single. FOUR! A straighter delivery and Vanitha hits it over the mid-wicket fielder and gets 4 runs. Another couple of runs as Vanitha hits it over extra cover. 9 off this one as well.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 16/0 in overs 2| Batting: Mithali Raj 12(7), VR Vanitha 4(5): Salma Khatun comes with the ball as Bangladesh introduce spin. Mithali cuts it through backward point. YET ANOTHER BOUNDARY. Mithali has got enough room and time for herself and te ball races through the quick outfield. Better one, at leg this time and Mithali plays it to square leg. Another dot follows. A dot to end. 9 off the over.

Live Cricket Score | India Women 7/0 in overs 1| Batting: Mithali Raj 3(2), VR Vanitha 4(3): Jahanara Alam starts the bowling herself. Captain leading from front. Has a good economy rate and can swing the ball as well. India off the mark with 3 runs! Maintaining good line. Vanitha plays it through the gap and first boundary of the contest.

Toss: Bangladesh Women win the toss and elect to bowl. India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Sushma Verma (wk), Vanitha VR, Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Poonam Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Bangladesh Women: Jahanara Alam (c), Nigar Sultana (wk), Ayasha Rahman, Sharmin Akhter, Sanjida Islam, Rumana Ahmed, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter, Khadija Tul Kubra.

The India Women side is one of the most balanced ones currently in Women’s cricket circuit. With a heavy top-order that includes one of the most talented batsmen in the world, it will be hard for their opponents to restrict them within a low score. On the other hand, the team has a sorted bowling line-up as well, with top-ranked bowler Jhulan Goswami leading the attack. With all the players in a very good form and back to back wins, the India Women’s side seems to be one of the toughest sides this tournament.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, highly depend upon their all-rounder Rumana Ahmed. The player is enjoying one of the peaks of her career and successful with both bat and ball. The problem that Bangladesh Women are currently facing is with the long lost consistency of their players. The top-order have often failed to perform up to the expectation which pushed the responsibilities to the middle-order batsmen while the bowlers also lack consistency often leaking runs and remaining wicketless.

Squads:

India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Sushma Verma(wk), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Thirush Kamini, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Niranjana Nagarajan, Shikha Pandey, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Vellaswamy Vanitha

Bangladesh Women: Jahanara Alam (c), Nigar Sultana(wk), Ayasha Rahman, Fahima Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Lata Mondal, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Shaila Sharmin, Sharmin Akhter

Live Cricket Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary: India Women vs Bangladesh Women, Women’s T20 World Cup 2016, Match 1 Group B at Bangalore