Yastika Bhatia’s fighting 50 and Sneh Rana’s career best 4 for 30 in a great all-round trip assisted India with choking Bangladesh for a NRR-supporting 110-run triumph in Hamilton to keep their World Cup semis trusts alive.
Rana overwhelmed Rajeshwari Gayakwad as India’s best bowler in the competition, yet the left-arm spinner was similarly significant in fixing the noose around Bangladesh with her closefisted figures of 10-4-15-1 in the group’s guard of 229. The allrounder’s late appearance of 27 of every 23 was additionally upheld by Pooja Vastrakar’s unbeaten 30 further down the request, after Bhatia had controlled India to somewhere safe and secure of a standard score with her second progressive fifty in the competition following one more breakdown of 4 for 34.
This, after India had picked to put a solid complete on the board. The circle back after a moderately calm beginning saw Shafali Verma opportune switching gears towards the end of powerplay with a normally bustling run-a-ball 42. Careful against the twist of Salma, Smriti Mandhana (30) started to really appreciate Jahanara Alam’s speed all things considered, getting consecutive limits in the second over to get moving. Khatun even sneaked through a lady as the senior pair kept the disastrous India openers on a chain until the eight over. Be that as it may, Verma turned the hotness on from that point, trucking a six and four in a 12-over first over from Nahida Akter. She went from 4 off 12 to 28 off 22 before the finish of powerplay, bringing three additional limits in the Jahanara over to take more time to 52/0.
When Bangladesh figured out how to observe a far beyond the undermining opening stand, they got three in about five conveyances without surrendering a run – Mandhana entirely misunderstanding the arrangement of her draw, Verma puzzled off Ritu Moni two conveyances later and Raj sacking just the seventh duck of her 23-year vocation. The runs evaporated as India figured out how to raise the 100 just in the 25th over yet the strain developing on Harmanpreet was clear from two or three cases of hazardous running and calling. The India bad habit commander in the end addressed the cost, beaten to the bowler’s end by a sharp toss from Hoque at mid-on.
With India under tension, Rumana sneaked through a lady next however Richa Ghosh (26) pushed them further with consecutive limits off Mondal who offered liberal width for her to play the cut. The pair turned the strike abundantly to post a 54-run stand on the way which India went past the 150 imprint in the 36th over. Be that as it may, Akhter returned into the assault advertisement struck in the second over of the spell when Ghosh shook back for one more cut and sent an external edge behind. Bhatia attempted to go into all out attack mode subsequent to contacting her 79-ball fifty, yet scooped it straight for an upward catch at short fine leg as India lost two one after another once more.
As they have done beforehand on various events currently on this New Zealand trip, Vastrakar and Rana consolidated to add valuable 48 runs, in only 38 conveyances, assisting India with making some kind of recuperation in death overs to post a decent 229/7 that in the long run demonstrated too tall a mountain to move for the debutants.
However Bangladesh had an intermittent hint of brightness in a generally normal pursue. Murshida Khan took twelve conveyances to get off the imprint in the powerplay, yet when she did, the opener scratched her name in history by hitting the group’s very first six in ODI World Cups, off the best bowler in competition history, Jhulan Goswami. Then, at that point, Salma Khatun, the senior-generally in the side, didn’t hold back in attempting to agitate legspinner Poonam Yadav – playing her first game this World Cup – with two limits that took more time to their 50 in the nineteenth over. By then, in any case, they’d lost their top-half as of now.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad had given the leap forward in a wicket-lady fifth over with a liberally thrown up conveyance welcoming a drive and initiating a thick edge off Sharmin Akhter’s bat. The catch deflected away from Richa Ghoh’s glove to Sneh Rana at first slip. Bangladesh had only added three to their score when Pooja Vastrakar talked Mithali Raj into an effective DRS audit in the wake of catching Farga Hoque low and plumb before the stumps.
Spinners fixed the noose after powerplay with Rana chipping endlessly and Gaaykwad crushing the runs. Nigar Sultana, off strike for two continuous overs, trudged across the line and miscued a basic catch to give Rana her first wicket. Rana likewise sent Rumana Ahmed on her way after another sure DRS survey. In the in the mean time, Poonam opened her record in the competition when Harmanpreet took a shuffling take at cover – the best of her three today – to end Murshsida’s vigil on 19 after a 54-ball stay.
India were tireless from there on too. Goswami finished the ambitious 40-run organization between Khatun (32 off 25) and Mondal (24) – their best on the day – with a more slow conveyance that the previous edged behind. Bangladesh’s 100 was 36 overs really taking shape, and the asking rate shot up cosmically for the lower-request to organize a fightback. Fahima Khatun however consumed an audit in a frantic endeavor to get a plumb LBW call to Rana upset. Rana then, at that point, got Nahida off her own astounding in the close to cover off a splendid day in the field. Jahanara’s twofold limit hits spoilt her figures a bit however Goswami finished Bangladesh’s battle on 119 before long.
Brief score : India 229/7 in 50 overs (Yastika Bhatia 50, Shafali Verma 42; Ritu Moni 3-37) beat Bangladesh 119/10 in 40.3 overs (Salma Khatun 32, Sneh Rana 4-30, Jhulan Goswami 2-19) by 110 runs.