Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladesh Women stunned India Women by 40 runs (DLS method) in a rain-hit first ODI on Sunday.Asked to chase a revised target of 153 in 44 overs, India were bowled out for 113 in 35.5 overs.
Amanjot Kaur Stars with the Ball
Debutant Amanjot Kaur starred with the ball for India, taking four wickets for 31 runs. She was well supported by Meghna Singh, who took three wickets for 27 runs.
Bangladesh Women Post a Respectable Total
Bangladesh Women posted a respectable total of 152 for 9 in their 43 overs. Skipper Nigar Sultana top-scored with 39 runs, while Fargana Hoque scored 27.
India’s Middle Order Folds
India’s middle order folded under pressure, as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Only Deepti Sharma (20) and Jemimah Rodrigues (19) offered any resistance.
Bangladesh Take Early Bragging Rights
The win gives Bangladesh Women a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The second ODI will be played on Wednesday.
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Bangladesh’s Captain Credits Team’s Bowling Performance
After the match, Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana credited her team’s bowling performance for the win. She said, “We knew that the conditions would be challenging for batting, so we wanted to put India under pressure with the ball. I’m really happy with the way our bowlers executed their plans.”
India’s Captain Reflects on the Loss
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur was disappointed with the result, but she was also realistic about the conditions. She said, “It was a tough day for batting, and Bangladesh bowled really well. We need to learn from this performance and come back stronger in the next match.”
The Second ODI to Be Played on Wednesday
The second ODI of the series will be played on Wednesday, July 20, at the same venue. India will be looking to level the series, while Bangladesh will be looking to take a 2-0 lead.
- Amanjot Kaur starred with the ball for India, taking four wickets for 31 runs.
- Bangladesh Women posted a respectable total of 152 for 9 in their 43 overs.
- India’s middle order folded under pressure, as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
- Bangladesh Women took early bragging rights by winning the match by 40 runs (DLS method).
Overall, it was a thrilling match that saw both teams give it their all. Bangladesh Women’s bowlers were the difference in the end, and they will be hoping to carry that momentum into the second ODI.