ICC Women's World Cup: India's women's team beat Bangladesh by 110 runs

India is now in third place in the points table and will play the Proteas in their next match on March 27. India wins, they would confirm their semifinal berth. If they lose against South Africa, they need to pray for a team to lose their points.

ICC Women's World Cup: India's women's team beat Bangladesh by 110 runs
ICC Women's World Cup: India's women's team beat Bangladesh by 110 runs

Hamilton: India is back on the winning track after losing two successive defeats in the ongoing Women ODI World Cup against mighty Australia and England, Mithali Raj-led Indian Women team defeated Bangladesh by 110 runs at the Seddon Park on Tuesday.

The do-or-die match for the Indian women's team to enter the semi-finals was won by a good margin. India needed this victory with a big margin to enter the semifinals, and they did it. South Africa, England, West Indies, and New Zealand are still in contention for the semifinals, and India has a good run rate. If two teams finish level with the same points, then the team having the better net run rate will go to the semi-final, and by winning this game with a huge margin, the Indians have sealed this aspect.

India is now in third place in the points table and will play the Proteas in their next match on March 27. India wins, they would confirm their semifinal berth. If they lose against South Africa, they need to pray for a team to lose their points.

In the clash against Bangladesh, the Indian women's team won the toss and decided to bat first. The team put a total of 229 in their quota of 50 overs, losing seven wickets. For the India team, Yastika Bhatia scored 50 runs in 80 deliveries and it was once again Pooja Vastrakar who scored a handy 30 runs in 33 balls.

The India openers, Smriti Mandhana and Shefali Verma gave a good start, stitching a 74-run partnership. India’s first wicket fell in the form of Smriti Mandhana, who scored 30 runs off 51 deliveries. But at the same score, India lost Shefali Verma (42) and skipper Mithali Raj (0). The dwindling innings was stabilised by Yastika Bhatia and Harmanpreet Kaur (14). India lost their fourth wicket at a score of 108.

Richa Ghosh (26) and Bhatia anchored the innings as they both stitched a partnership of 54 runs together. Later, it was Pooja Vastrakar’s show whose 30 runs inflated the score to a respectable 229 runs.

For Bangladesh, Ritu Moni picked up 3 wickets, Nahida Akter 2, and Jahanara Alam took one wicket.

Bangladesh collapsed in their innings at 119. Salma Khatun had the highest score for them, she scored 32 runs. The Bangladeshi team was not able to bear the lethal bowling attack of the Indian women. Sneha Rana picked up four wickets, giving away just 30 runs in her 10 over bowling quota. Pooja Vastrakar and Jhulan Goswami took two wickets each. Poonam Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad took one wicket each.