Women’s T20 Asia Cup, India vs Bangladesh as it happened: Shafali Verma stars as India bounce back
Recap of the Asia Cup 2022 clash between India and Bangladesh in Sylhet.
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TOSS: Smriti Mandhana leads India with Harmanpreet Kaur out with a niggle, opts to bat first.
First innings: India 159/5 after 20 overs
Second innings: Bangladesh 100/7 after 20 overs.
Points table after INDvBAN
Player of the match: Shafali Verma, 55 and 2/10.
Bangladesh 100/7 after 20 overs: India win by 59 runs! Shafali Verma with a memorable all-round performance as Smriti Mandhana-led India bounce back after a disappointing defeat on Friday to defeat Bangladesh.
WICKET! 19.1: Lata Mondal 1(2) b Deepti Sharma It’s been a fine bowling performance by Deepti Sharma, she set it up with her teasing offspin early on, a super run out and then another wicket in the end. Bangladesh 95/7
WICKET! 18.5: Fahima Khatun 1(3) st Richa Ghosh b Shafali Verma What a day for Shafali Verma! A 55 with the bat and 2/10 from her four overs with the ball. Bangladesh 95/6
WICKET! 18.2: Nigar Sultana 36(29) st Richa Ghosh b Shafali Verma Sharp work by Richa and Shafali, who has kept things tight, has a wicket too in her final over. What a day for her. Bangladesh 94/5
WICKET! 17.6: Ritu Moni 4(12) ct Sneh Rana b Renuka Singh Rana with another catch at long on. It was a good over for Bangladesh, all things considered as captain Nigar continues to fight a lone hand. Bangladesh 91/4
Bangladesh 80/3 after 17 overs: That is another tidy over by Shafali, who has figures of 3-0-6-0 at the moment. Should have had a wicket too, Rana couldn’t hold on to a toughish chance.
Bangladesh 78/3 after 16 overs: The captain has batted alright in this innings, but Bangladesh needed more than the occasional fours. The frequency of boundaries hasn’t been enough, India have kept things tight throughout.
WICKET! 14.2: Rumana Ahmed 0(3) Run Out Deepti Sharma Oh that is brilliant! Deepti Sharma, not for the first time in the tournament, with a superb run out. Bangladesh 69/3
WICKET! 13.4: Fargana Hoque 30(40) ct Sneh Rana b Deepti Sharma A second wicket falls and Rana is involved once again, caught at long on. The ball caught her on the throat region. Needs some treatment. Bangladesh 68/2
Bangladesh 66/1 after 13 overs: Tidy over by Vastrakar to make sure Bangladesh don’t go back to back. Just five off it.
Bangladesh 61/1 after 12 overs: The first 10-run over of the innings. And it has come at a time where that is also under par. Good batting by the captain, taking on Gayakwad for a couple of boundaries.
Bangladesh 51/1 after 11 overs: Just three singles in Vastrakar’s over. The required rate goes past 12.
Bangladesh need 112 from 60 balls.
Bangladesh 48/1 after 10 overs: Good over by Sneh Rana, just three runs and a wicket. Pressure of the required rate mounting. Meanwhile, a word for the turnout today in Sylhet, seems like a good crowd.
WICKET! 9.1: Murshida Khatun 21(25) ct Smriti Mandhana b Sneh Rana And finally, thre breakthrough. Rana gets Murshida to drive uppishly, sharply held at short cover by the skipper. Bangladesh 45/1
Bangladesh 45/0 after 9 overs: Good over from Shafali! Just two runs. She offers a different type of skiddy spin option.
India going spin heavy. Shafali Verma to roll her arm over.
Bangladesh 43/0 after 8 overs: Gayakwad’s second over starts with a four but she comes back well. Sneh Rana from the other end, and she starts off with a tidy over too. The Bangladesh batters looking to play their shots but the run-scoring is not proving easy.
Bangladesh 30/0 after 6 overs: Good over for Bangladesh eventually. A hit-and-miss over but Fargana Hoque picks up two fours off Pooja Vastrakar. Momentum to close the powerplay... at least signs of it.
Bangladesh 21/0 after 5 overs: Good over by Rajeshwari Gayakwad, spoiled by some ordinary fielding. Renuka should have cut it out for a dot, but she lets it through her legs and then Deepti’s throw from the deep could have resulted in a runout instead the throw is not gathered by the bowler (steep bounce) and not backed up well by Shafali.
Bangladesh 17/0 after 4 overs: Good shot by Fargana over mid-on for a four, taking on Renuka there like she was a spinner. Well played. India will still be happy with this start, but they’d want some wickets soon.
Bangladesh 11/0 after 3 overs: Good over again by Deepti, tossing it up nicely outside off and enticing the false shots. No wicket to show for it yet.
Bangladesh 7/0 after 2 overs: Good over by Renuka spoiled a bit by the short ball at the end of it, Murshida just about clears the fielder at midwicket.
Bangladesh 2/0 after 1 over: Deepti Sharma starts off with her offspin, and bowls a teasing first over.
Shafali Verma: 55 off 44
Smriti Mandhana: 47 off 38
Jemimah Rodrigues: 35* off 24
India’s top three batters take them to 159/5 in 20 overs. A blip in the middle, but a solid score.
Innings break: Jemimah Rodrigues finishes 35 off 24 balls with a strike rate of 145.83. Another little Jem of an innings from her.
End of innings – India 159/5 after 20 overs: From 91/0 after 10 overs, that’s an underwhelming finish but perhaps a score India would have taken at the toss. A good last over from Salma, who like Rumana, only bowled three overs. India make 44 runs in the last 5.
WICKET! 19.3: Deepti Sharma 10(5) ct Sanjida Akter Meghla b Salma Khatun A decent cameo by Deepti, but slices one to short-third fielder. India 154/5
India 153/4 after 19 overs: Big over. A four for Jemimah followed by a lovely six down the ground by Deepti Sharma. She just held the shot back a second to adjust for the pace of the ball, and sent it over long on. Rumana will not bowl out, 3/27 from 3 overs.
HAT-TRICK MISSED BY RUMANA AHMED: Oh dear, of all the ways to miss out on a hat-trick, a dropped catch of your own bowling must sting! It was in her hands, quite literally. Life for Jemimah.
India 138/4 after 18 overs: Now some much needed momentum, two fours for Jemimah in that Fahima over.
WICKET! 16.6: K P Navgire 0(1) b Rumana Ahmed The problem of not having a finishing school between domestic cricket to international cricket. Navgire has found the step up, a bit steep it must be said. Goes for a sweep, out first ball. India 125/4
WICKET! 16.5: Richa Ghosh 4(7) ct Fargana Hoque b Rumana Ahmed Not long after a reprieve, with the ball falling between three fielders, Richa finds the fielder at long on India 125/3
29 runs in 6 overs since the drinks break.
India 120/2 after 16 overs: No momentum to the Indian innings at the moment. The spinners have slowed it down, in more ways than one. Richa and Jemimah are trying to power hit, but no pace to work with.
India 115/2 after 15 overs: No Navgire still, could have been a nice chance for her. Richa Ghosh comes in.
WICKET! 14.5: Shafali Verma 55(44) b Rumana Ahmed That is not a shot she is comfortable playing, and it shows as Shafali is out trying a reverse sweep. End of a solid knock. India 114/2
Half century for Shafali Verma. She has had a tough time recently in international cricket, but that’s a second good score in this tournament for her. Comes up in 40 balls. Has slowed down a bit now, must look to accelerate here.
India 105/1 after 13 overs: A lovely shot for four by Jemimah to finish that Nahida over.
WICKET! 11.6: Smriti Mandhana 47(38) Run Out Ritu Moni / Fahima Khatun Oh dear. That’s, not for the first time, a mix up between these two. The dot balls were finally starting to build pressure and it results in a run out. A nice gesture from Mandhana as she walks back though, telling Verma it is alright and carry on. India 96/1
India 94/0 after 11 overs: Another no-risk over against the slow left arm of Sanjida who finishes with 4-0-20-0. Looks like the Indian batters decided not to take her on. Good spell!
India 91/0 after 10 overs: Another quiet over followed by a big one. That’s a nice tactical approach to this innings by India. They haven’t let Bangladesh build any pressure. Ritu Moni’s medium pace sets Shafali up nicely for a four and a six.
India 77/0 after 9 overs: A tidy over Sanjida, just four singles.
India 73/0 after 8 overs: A lovely pull past square leg, all along the ground, for four by Mandhana. She moves into 40s.
Ritu Moni, who had a good outing against India at the World Cup this year, into the attack.
India 65/0 after 7 overs: A tidy 7th over after a huge powerplay. Classic. 4 singles and a 2 off Sanjida’s over
India 59/0 after 6 overs: WHAT A POWERPLAY! India have come in some mood today. Another huge over that, starts with a hat-trick of fours for Mandhana (over midwicket, through extra cover and past square leg) and than Shafali finishes the over with another four.
Shafali Verma 26 (15 balls)
Smriti Mandhana 31 (21 balls)
India 42/0 after 5 overs: Big over followed by a quiet one as India respect the experience of Salma.
India 39/0 after 4 overs: BIG OVER! Small sample space but Shafali Verma looks the most relaxed she has in a while in the middle. Starting to already bat with a weight off her shoulders. A six over square leg, and two fours to finish that Trisna over.
India 22/0 after 3 overs: Good shot inside out by Mandhana off Salma Khatun, not as much elevation she’d have liked probably. But goes for four.
India 15/0 after 2 overs: Glorious shot over cover for four by Mandhana to welcome Trisna.
Time for left arm pace for Fariha Trisna... who, ICYMI:
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India 7/0 after 1 over: Nice positive start by Shafali as Sanjida Akter Meghla starts with her slow left arm. Small signs, but she is moving well.
Shafali Verma is opening with Smriti Mandhana.
Nigar Sultana at the toss: Wanted to bowl first anyway because we have a good chasing record and bowlers have been doing well. Looking to restrict them to 120 or 130.
Smriti Mandhana at the toss: Harman, Hema and Radha are out with niggles today.
Match 14: Earlier in the day, a big win for Sri Lanka as they bowled Malaysia out for 33. Three teams on four points now.
Points table as things stand
Bangladesh XI via BCCI: N Sultana (c)/(wk), Lata Mondal, Murshida Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Ritu Moni, Fahima Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Nahida Akter, Salma Khatun, Fariha Trisna, Sanjida Akter Meghla
India XI via BCCI: S Meghana, Smriti Mandhana (c), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, KP Navgire, Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur.
TOSS: India have won the toss and opted to bat first. Seems like Smriti Mandhana is leading the side today.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Asia Cup 2022 clash between India and Bangladesh in Sylhet. It’s match No 15 of the tournament.
After their stunning defeat against Thailand a day before, Pakistan turned things around in style to defeat India on Friday. That is kind of what Harmanpreet Kaur and Co would be hoping to do. After a rare defeat in women’s international cricket (only the third) against Pakistan, they will have their task cut out against defending champions Bangladesh, who have themselves blown hot and cold.
India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Dayalan Hemalatha, Richa Ghosh (w), Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh, Sabbhineni Meghana, Meghna Singh, Kiran Navgire, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (c), Fargana Hoque, Fariha Trisna, Murshida Khatun, Ritu Moni, Sharmin Akhter, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Shohely Akhter, Rabeya Khan, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Nuzhat Tasnia, Shamima Sultana (wk), Marufa Akter, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter