Indian women’s team qualified for the World Cup after they beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets in a super six match of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier on Friday.
India, who chose to bowl after winning the toss, restricted Bangladesh for a mere score of 155. It was not going to be too difficult for the Indian women as they reached the total in just 33.3 overs with having lost just one wicket.
Bangladesh struggled throughout the match and the only solace for them came in form of Fargana Hoque’s fifty. But it cannot be called as an effective knock as it came off 107 balls. This innings reflected on the quality of Indian bowling attack.
India’s Mansi Joshi was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 25 runs, whereas Devika Vaidya also impressed with the figures of 2 for 17. Chasing the low total, there was no pressure on Indian women. Opener Mona Meshram scored a brilliant 78 off 91 balls. Skipper Mithali Raj (73 off 87) gave ample amount of support to her to take India home quickly.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh women: 155 for eight in 50 overs (Fargana Hoque 50, Sharmin Akhter 35; Mansi Joshi 3/25).
India women: 158 for one in 33.3 overs (Mona Meshram 78 not out; Mithali Raj 73 not out; Khadija Tul Kubra 1/37).
-With inputs from PTI