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April 5, 2013
India women 123 for 9 (Mandhana 39, Ghosh 2-24 ) beat Bangladesh 113 for 7 (Mondal 32, Yadav 3-21 ) by 10 runs
India women completed a 3-0 whitewash over Bangladesh with a 10-run win in Vadodara. India elected to bat first, and the openers put up a 53-run stand within eight overs. Mona Meshram fell to Fahima Khatun, which brought together opener Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur, who put together a 31-run stand for the second wicket. India lost two more wickets in the next over as they stumbled to 86 for 4 in the 14th over. Poonam Raut was the only other batsman to post a double-digit score, apart from Kaur and Mandhana, as India stuttered to 123 for 9. Bangladesh's bowlers put up a collective effort in restricting the batting, with Salma Khatun and Panna Ghosh picking up two wickets each.
Bangladesh looked good in their chase, when the first two wickets produced partnerships of 25 each. They had reached a stage where there were 61 for 2, before losing a couple more wickets through the bowling of Poonam Yadav, to be at a precarious 110 for 7. Contributions from Lata Mondal (32), Shukhtara Rahman (25), Rumana Ahmed (15) and Ritu Moni (15), were not enough as they fell 10 runs short of the target by the completion of their 20 overs.
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