India and Bangladesh faced off in the second match of the three-match T20I series between the women’s teams, held in Dhaka. Team India had won the first T20I by seven wickets.
In the second T20I match played in Dhaka, India defeated Bangladesh by eight runs, securing an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, India scored 95 runs, losing eight wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Bangladesh team could only manage 87 runs in their 20 overs. The third match of the series will be played on July 13.
India had set a target of 96 runs in 20 overs against Bangladesh. Team India scored 95 runs, losing eight wickets in 20 overs. The Indian batting lineup struggled, with Smriti Mandhana scoring 13 runs, Shafali Verma contributing 19 runs, and Jemimah Rodrigues making 8 runs off 21 balls before getting out.
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur couldn’t contribute with the bat. Yastika Bhatia scored 11 runs, Harleen Deol scored 6 runs, Deepti Sharma scored 10 runs, and Amanjot Kaur scored 14 runs before getting dismissed.
Pooja Vastrakar remained unbeaten at 7 runs, while Minnu Mani scored 5 runs. Salma Khatun took three wickets, while Fahima Khatun hatched two wickets. Marufa Akhter, Nahida Akter, and Rabya Khan took one wicket each.
Bangladesh had a poor start in their chase. Openers Shamima Sultana and Shathira Jakir scored only 5 runs each before getting out. Murshida Khatun and Ritu Moni also scored 4 runs each before getting dismissed. Afterward, Shorna Akhter and captain Nigar Sultana added 34 runs for the fifth wicket. Shorna contributed 7 runs before getting out. Captain Nigar Sultana top-scored for Bangladesh with 38 runs off 55 balls, including two boundaries.
Bangladesh needed 10 runs in the final over. Shafali Verma came to bowl the last over and took four wickets. Three of them were clean bowled, and one player got run out. Shafali dismissed Nahida Akter (6), Fahima Khatun (0), and Marufa Akhter (0) in the final over. Rabeya Khan (0) was also run out. Deepti Sharma and Shafali Verma took three wickets each for India, while Minnu Mani claimed two wickets. Anushka Barua took one wicket.
Overall, India’s bowling performance proved crucial in defending the target and securing another victory against Bangladesh. The third match of the series will determine whether India can sweep the series 3-0 or if Bangladesh can salvage a win.