India v Bangladesh, 1st women's ODI April 8, 2013

Harmanpreet guides India to five-wicket win

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India 196 for 5 (Harmanpreet Kauk 63*, Deshpande 47) beat Bangladesh 194 for 9 (Khatun 75*, Mondal 39, Bisht 3-27) by five wickets
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India captain Harmanpreet Kaur's seventh ODI fifty guided the side to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of the three ODIs in Ahmedabad.

Chasing 195, India had a sluggish start and Harmanpreet came in to bat when the score was 37 for 2 in the 13th over. An 83-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Harmanpreet and Anagha Deshpande revived the chase for India. Once Deshpande was out for a 50-ball 47, Harmanpreet and the lower middle order took India home with four balls to spare. Harmanpreet's unbeaten 63 came off 100 balls and had only three fours.

Earlier, Bangladesh chose to bat first and scored 194 for 9. They began at a fair pace but lost their openers quickly. Rumana Ahmed (38) and Lata Mondal (39) steadied the innings, but their partnership of 57 took 98 balls, slowing down the innings. After the pair was dismissed, captain Salma Khatun held one end up, bringing up her first ODI fifty. She received little support from the other end, however, as the Indian bowlers, led by left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht, dismissed the middle and lower order. Khatun was unbeaten on 75 at the end of the innings and her 82-ball knock included 11 fours. Bisht finished with 3 for 27 while Shubhlakshmi Sharma picked up two wickets.

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  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Glad to see Bangladesh women's team improving so rapidly. At the beginning of this tournament the gap between the teams was expected to be much wider. It seems BD women have managed to reduce the gap and are now in striking distance. They need tougher competition and harder training to improve their skills like the men's team. I hope BCB will arrange live broadcasting for the women's matches and give financial incentives for the women players to build their careers in cricket.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | April 9, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    come on team india win 3-0 and whitewash the bangladeshi team

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | April 8, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Proud of the Bangladesh team's performance. We are almost there.

  • POSTED BY cricbilla on | April 8, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    Congrats Team India(W)..Keep the same spirit throughout the tournament..

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Glad to see Bangladesh women's team improving so rapidly. At the beginning of this tournament the gap between the teams was expected to be much wider. It seems BD women have managed to reduce the gap and are now in striking distance. They need tougher competition and harder training to improve their skills like the men's team. I hope BCB will arrange live broadcasting for the women's matches and give financial incentives for the women players to build their careers in cricket.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | April 9, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    come on team india win 3-0 and whitewash the bangladeshi team

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | April 8, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Proud of the Bangladesh team's performance. We are almost there.

  • POSTED BY cricbilla on | April 8, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    Congrats Team India(W)..Keep the same spirit throughout the tournament..

  • POSTED BY cricbilla on | April 8, 2013, 13:59 GMT

    Congrats Team India(W)..Keep the same spirit throughout the tournament..

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | April 8, 2013, 14:37 GMT

    Proud of the Bangladesh team's performance. We are almost there.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | April 9, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    come on team india win 3-0 and whitewash the bangladeshi team

  • POSTED BY on | April 8, 2013, 17:50 GMT

    Glad to see Bangladesh women's team improving so rapidly. At the beginning of this tournament the gap between the teams was expected to be much wider. It seems BD women have managed to reduce the gap and are now in striking distance. They need tougher competition and harder training to improve their skills like the men's team. I hope BCB will arrange live broadcasting for the women's matches and give financial incentives for the women players to build their careers in cricket.