The Indian Women’s national cricket team registered another T20I series win, this time on Bangladesh soil. After winning the first game comfortably, India went to the second game with confidence but the Bangladeshi bowlers didn’t allow the opposition batters to find the rhythm. They restricted the visitors to a below-par score of 95. Shafali Verma & Deepti Sharma led the bowling attack and made a brilliant comeback to win the match and the series with one game in hand. They both scalped three wickets to shatter the hopes of the hosts and bowled out them for only 87. Read the match report of the Bangladesh Women vs India Women 2nd T20 match and share your thoughts in the comments.
Bangladesh Women vs India Women: Match Report
India – 95/8 | Sultana Khatun – 4-21-3
Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and decided to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Smriti Mandhana & Shafali Verma started off beautifully by gathering 30 runs in the first four overs. Nahida Akter provided Bangladesh with the first breakthrough by dismissing Mandhana for 13 runs in the second delivery of the fifth over. Shafali, who was looking dangerous, also lost her wicket in the next over for 19 as Sultana Khatun trapped her completely. Sultana Khatun then dismissed the Indian skipper for a golden duck and put pressure on India.
India’s batting order completely collapsed after the powerplay and they only could manage to score 95 runs after the end of 20 overs. Deepti Sharma & Amanjot Kaur tried their best to take the team to a respectable total but failed to do so. Sultana Khatun ended her spell with three huge wickets which demolished the Indian batting lineup completely.
Bangladesh – 87/10 | Shafali Verma – 3-15-3, Deepti Sharma – 4-12-3
India struck early as Minnu Mani sent Shamima Sultana to the dugout in the second over. Deepti Sharma then dismissed the other opener, Shathi Rani in the next over to give India a perfect start while defending a low total. Skipper Nigar Sultana took responsibility on her shoulders to take the hosts over the line but India continued taking wickets from the other side.
Except for Nigar, no other Bangladeshi batters were able to score more than 7 runs during the chase. Indian bowlers didn’t give a chance to the hosts to make a comeback. Nigar Sultana tried her best to chase down the target of 96 runs but Deepti Sharma tricked her as Yastika Bhatia completed an easy stumping. After a fighting knock of 38, the skipper departed and the hopes of the hosts also shattered. India Women registered a brilliant win by 8 wickets and wrapped the series with one game in hand.
India Women now have a chance to complete the whitewash by winning the third T20I at the same venue on 13th July.