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April 2, 2013
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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