India v Bangladesh, 1st women's T20I April 2, 2013

Raut, Kamini set up big Indian win

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Women 143 for 3 (Raut 75, Kamini 56, Khatun 3-12) beat Bangladesh 94 for 7 (Khatun 49*) by 49 runs

India eased to victory over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 international in Vadodara. The 49-run win was set up by an opening stand of 130 by between Poonam Raut and Thirush Kamini. Both struck half-centuries, Raut smashing 75 off 56 balls with 10 fours and Kamini striking seven boundaries in her 57-ball 56. Their stand helped India reach a formidable 143 for 3. Salma Khatun, the Bangladesh captain, grabbed three wickets for just 12 runs and she was her team's only saving grace in the defeat.

Khatun also did well with the bat, making an unbeaten 49 off 43 balls, but there was virtually no support from the other end. The asking-rate, too, was too high, and Bangladesh could only settle for 94 for 7 in the end. India used seven bowlers, six of them bagged a wicket each.

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  • Sami on April 3, 2013, 11:47 GMT

    Bangladesh women's team has impressed a lot of people. Just started out playing International Cricket and putting in a good showing against most opposition even winning some against teams like South Africa. Also let's not forget that there are not what I know of any cricketing system for women in Bangladesh. In fact this women's team is doing far far better than what the men's Cricket team has done when they first got International status. But Bangladesh fans public whatever should show just as much support to its women's team as they already do with the men's team and Cricket overall in Bangladesh will hold dear to all and the women's team will become very competitive one day.

  • Dummy4 on April 2, 2013, 16:29 GMT

    Bangladesh women cricket team already beat Strong South Africa,Pakistan,Srilanka & Ireland women cricket team.They are also developing country,Hope they will become strong team within next two years...... best wishes to Tigress for next match

  • yuvraj on April 2, 2013, 14:33 GMT

    Well played BD womens team. U played better than ur mens team. What a fighting innings from Salma Khatun. Dont forget she took wickets with the ball too. You are equally talented as Shakib and tamim or even more. Definitely some of these players deserve a place in BD mens team.

  • ian on April 2, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    @ avani: You are right. India's women's cricket team will not improve unless they play matches against higher ranked countries. I'm sure that there are many in India who will say: who cares about women's cricket (and you can be sure that the BCCI are not in the slightest interested as their only motive is profit & certainly they are not interested in providing support for the nation's girls & women to encourage them into playing the game). If a girl in UK or Oz wants to play cricket then there is ample support via most schools & established clubs. The manner in which a society treats its girls & women is always clearly shown in the opportunities that exist for girls & women to advance in any chosen field & sporting opportunities are obviously included. This is a great opportunity for an enlightened attitude to be adopted. No girl would choose to be born into Indian society unless her parents held progressive & humane views about the manner in which girls should be raised. Pls publish.

  • biju on April 2, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    some body should support team indian girs also why cricinfo not go for live? only updates is not a good support for the game. support for avani why bcci not give team like australia or west indies? anyway congrats for the win team india woman!!!!

  • avaneesh on April 2, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    It is sad that after disastrous WC, Indian women are scheduled to play series against BD. Instead BCCI should have arranged series against more stronger teams like Aus, Eng or SA. It is still more sad to see in Cricinfo, no running comentry only updates. This shows the importance of Women's cricket and attitude of the concerned towards women's cricket. The Women's cricket definitely deserves more fair treatment than this.