IND-W vs BAN-W, 3rd T20I: India beats Bangladesh by 7 wickets to take 3-0 unassailable lead

Dominant India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match women’s T20I series as Bangladesh were defeated by seven wickets in the third match on Thursday.


After their skipper Harmanpreet Kaur opted to look at the pitch first, taking in cloud cover and a mild breeze, India’s bowlers once again put on a disciplined performance to restrict Bangladesh to 117/8, which the visitors defeated by nine balls had left.

Coming into bat, openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma scored 91 runs in just 12.1 overs, taking India closer to a series win.

Shafali got out after a 38-ball 51 and hit eight fours, while Mandhana found form as she hit 47 off 42 balls with the help of five boundaries and a six.

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Ritu Moni pulled a blinder from her bowling alley to dismiss Shafali, while Nahida Akter took care of Mandhana. But the damage had been done.

Earlier, the decision to bowl first did not yield the desired result as Bangladesh raced to 44 without loss in the six powerplay overs. However, the Indian bowlers tightened the screws on the home side’s batters after the dismissal of Dilara Akter, who burned away to 39 off 25 balls.

The hosts’ smooth start was largely due to Dilara Akter’s batting, who hit a couple of boundaries and negotiated the Indian bowlers without much difficulty early on at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Trailing 0-2 in the five-match series, Bangladesh looked determined to give a better account of themselves and keep the rubber alive, two days after being bowled out for 119 at the same venue.


With the T20 World Cup just around the corner, the aim is to round out their middle order, which has struggled somewhat.

Even as Dilara kept the scoreboard moving at a reasonable pace, Bangladesh lost their first wicket when Murshida Khatun (9) was bowled out by the Deepti Sharma-Richa Ghosh combo.

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The star player of the series opener, medium pacer Renuka Singh, dealt a big blow to Bangladesh when her slower delivery on the leg side made contact with Dilara’s gloves on its way to Ghosh even as the batsman appeared to hit it hard over square leg. region. The soft dismissal hurt the home side as the India bowlers seemed to get into a good rhythm.

At the end of the 10th, Bangladesh were 66 for two, with their captain Nigar Sultana and Sobhana Mostary in the middle.

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    Fahima Khatun was the first ball out, given lbw to Shreyanka Patil after the new batsman shuffled across to sweep the ball but missed the line completely.

    (This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

    Ritayan Basu

    Ritayan Basu, senior sub-editor, sports at Relates to domestici

    first print: May 2, 2024, 6:50 PM IST