After scripting a thrilling win over Australia in their opening match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, India continued their dream start at the tournament with a convincing 18-run victory against Bangladesh at Perth at the WACA Ground on Monday.
Shafali Verma’s knock and a complete effort from the bowlers ensured that India climbed on top of Group A. Invited to bat, India posted a competitive 142/6 as Player of the Match Shafali Verma’s 39 off 17 balls set the foundation before Jemimah Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy chipped with crucial cameos to take them past the 140-run mark.
Bangladesh tried mounting a fightback but couldn’t put up regularly partnerships as Harmanpreet Kaur’s side took wickets at regular intervals. Poonam Yadav (3/18) was the pick of the bowlers while Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy also contributed two wickets each to complete the job for India.
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