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ICC Women's WC qualifier: India thrash Bangladesh

February 17, 2017 18:03 IST

Mitali Raj

IMAGE: Indian batters Mona Meshram, left, and skipper Mithali Raj put on an impressive show. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

India women produced an all-round effort to spank Bangladesh women by nine wickets in a Super Six match of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier, in Colombo on Friday.

Opting to bowl after winning the toss, Indian eves first restricted Bangladesh women to a paltry 155 for eight in 50 overs and then chased down the target, reaching 158 for one in 33.3 overs.

Fargana Hoque (50 off 107 balls) scored a half-century for Bangladesh women while opener Sharmin Akhter made 35.

For Indian women, pacer Mansi Joshi (3/25) picked up three wickets while leg-spinner Devika Vaidya (2/17) accounted for two.

The chase turned out to be a cakewalk for Indian batters with opener Mona Meshram (78 not out off 91 balls) and skipper Mithali Raj (73 not out off 87 balls) hitting fluent fifties to get over the target with consummate ease.

Deepti Sharma was the lone Indian wicket to fall, caught off her own bowling by right-arm off-spinner Khadija Tul Kubra.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh: 155 for eight in 50 overs (Fargana Hoque 50, Sharmin Akhter 35; Mansi Joshi 3/25).

India: 158 for one in 33.3 overs (Mona Meshram 78 not out; Mithali Raj 73 not out; Khadija Tul Kubra 1/37)

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