Bangladesh Women vs India Women: India took the 1-0 lead after defeating Bangladesh by 7 wickets

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur played a brilliant inning of 54 while chasing down the target of 115 and took the 1-0 lead in the series.
Harmanpreet Kaur played an unbeaten knock of 54 runs to chase down 115 runs (Image - ESPNCricinfo)
Harmanpreet Kaur played an unbeaten knock of 54 runs to chase down 115 runs (Image - ESPNCricinfo)

The Indian women's national cricket team took the 1-0 lead over Bangladesh in the ongoing t20 series at Bangladesh. After putting into bat first, Bangladesh were only able to score 114 runs after 20 overs. Pooja Vastrakar, Minnu Mani, and Shafali took 1 wicket each to restrict the opposition's total. India comfortably chased down the total courtesy of Smriti Mandhana's knock of 38 and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur's unbeaten knock of 54. Read our match report of the Bangladesh Women vs India Women 1st T20 match and share your thoughts in the comments.

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Bangladesh Women vs India Women: Match Report

Bangladesh Women: 114/5

India won the toss and chose to bowl first. Shathi Rani Bormon and Shamima Sultana opened into bat but couldn't give the hosts a comfortable start. Minnu Mani came up with the early breakthrough by dismissing Sultana for 17 runs. After a partnership of 25 runs between Shathi Rani & Sobhana, Pooja Vastrakar came up with another breakthrough. Skipper Nigar Sultana got run out after scoring only 2 runs. Shoma Akter played a mature inning of 28 runs to help Bangladesh reach a respectable total of 114 runs.

India Women: 118/3

Bangladesh gave India a quick blow as Shafali Verma lost her wicket for a duck in the very first over. Sultana Khatun came up with another one in the last bowl of the fourth over as she dismissed Jemimah for 11 runs. It looked like, India will face trouble during the chase but Smriti Mandhana & skipper Harmanpreet Kaur sorted everything out. Mandhana smacked 5 boundaries to build an inning of 38 while Harmanpreet scored a beautiful half-century to lead India from the front. Her half-century includes 6 fours and 2 sixes which broke the hopes of the Bangladeshi fans. India chased down the total in the 17th over and got the 1-0 lead into the 3-match series.

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