Jemimah Rodrigues played an impressive inning of 86 off 78 while Harmanpreet Kaur made 52 in 88 as India scored 228/8 batting first in the second ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. India were looking to avoid a first-ever series defeat to Bangladesh. Opener Smriti Mandhana’s 36 gave them a good platform to work on. Harmanpreet had to retire hurt after a blow to her arm although she returned to the crease after the dismissal of Harleen Deol. Rodrigues also performed really well with the bowl. The Indian all-rounder took four for 3 in 3.1 overs as Bangladesh were bowled out for 120 in 35.1 overs. She became the first Indian to score fifty+ and take 4 wickets in women’s ODis. Read the match report of the Bangladesh Women vs India Women 2nd ODI and share your thoughts in the comments.
Bangladesh Women vs India Women 2nd ODI: Match Report
India – 228/8 (50 overs) | Jemimah Rodrigues: 86(78); Nahida Akter: 10-37-2
Bangladesh Women skipper Nigar Sultana won the toss & decided to bowl first. Marufa Akter came up with an early blow by dismissing Priya Punia for only 7 runs. Technically, Marufa also became the reason behind falling the second wicket of India as she run out Yastika Bhatia for 15 runs in the 11th over. Smriti Mandhana held strong and scored an important 36 runs before Rabeya Khatun scalped her wicket.
Harmanpreet had to retire hurt after a blow to her arm although she returned to the crease after the dismissal of Harleen Deol. All-rounder, Jemimah played a brilliant inning and took India to a respectable total. She scored 86 runs in just 78 deliveries before Nigar Sultana stumped her in the 49th over. India could have done better and score past 250 but they fell short to 228 runs. For Bangladesh, Sultana Khatun & Nahida Akter returned with two wickets.
Bangladesh – 120/10 (35.1 overs) | Fargana Hoque: 47(81); Jemimah Rodrigues: 3.1-3-4
Bangladesh had a target of 229 runs to chase and they had the opportunity to win the match and the series for the first time against India. The Women in Blues started brilliantly by dismissing the top 3 batters under 38 runs. Fargana Hoque tried to counter attack and gave her best to keep Bangladesh in the match but none of the other batters were able to help her. Fargana scored 47 runs before Devika Baidya sent her to the dressing room.
Jemimah Rodrigues did exactly the same thing, she did with the bat. She picked up 4 wickets in three overs to dismantle the middle and lower order of Bangladesh. Jemimah became the first Indian to score fifty+ and take 4 wickets in women’s ODis. India levelled the series with the 108 runs victory.