Women’s T20 World Cup: Richa Ghosh’s 91 helps India beat Bangladesh by 52 runs in warm-up

Richa Ghosh smashed an attacking unbeaten 91 as India defeated Bangladesh by 52 runs in a warm-up match forward of the Women’s T20 World Cup on Wednesday.

Opting to bat, India made an imposing 183 for five using on Ghosh’s exploits with the bat after which restricted Bangladesh to 131 for 8.

Coming on to bat at No 4, Ghosh’s knock got here off simply 56 balls with the assistance of three boundaries and 9 hits over the fence.

Besides Ghosh, Jemimah Rodrigues made a fluent 27-ball 41 throughout which she hit six fours and a six.

India, nonetheless, didn’t have one of the best of begins, dropping three wickets for 35 runs with Yastika Bhatia (10), U-19 T20 World Cup-winning crew skipper Shafali Verma (9) and Harleen Deol (10) all departing cheaply.

Ghosh then took the assault to the opposition together with Rodrigues, including fast 92 runs for the fourth wicket to put the platform for India’s imposing whole.

Left-arm spinner Nahida Akter picked up two wickets for Bangladesh.

In reply, Bangladesh saved dropping wickets at common intervals and by no means appeared to be within the hunt.

Captain Nigar Sultana top-scored with a 36-ball 40, whereas opener Murshida Khatun made 32.

Leg-break bowler Devika Vaidya (2/21) scalped two wickets for India, whereas Shafali (1/13), Radha Yadav (1/17), Deepti Sharma (1/15), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (1/20) and Anjali Sarvani (1/22) picked up a wicket every.

The Women’s T20 World Cup begins in Cape Town on Friday and India will open its marketing campaign towards arch-rival Pakistan on Sunday.

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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