India v Bangladesh, 3rd women's T20I, Vadodara April 5, 2013

India complete series sweep

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Sanjay on April 5, 2013, 20:37 GMT

    Agree, Bangla women were improving with each game, the gap was getting smaller. They'll take plenty from these games, let's also consider that they've started playing competitive cricket only recently. They could well be the lead Asian team in the near future.

    As it stands, Australia, NZ and England are easily the best teams on the circuit. The others are lagging behind and typically get blown away outside of the sub continent. It's important that the Asian teams compete, Bangla may well turn out to be the ones holding the torch. Let's watch and see.

  • Dummy4 on April 5, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    But i think You should also remember that the Indian team was a second-string one..all the main players were either rested or were not in that should negate the improvement .@Baundele

  • Lakmal on April 5, 2013, 14:32 GMT

    It's the Cricket Summer of it men's cricket or women's cricket.Well played!!!

  • Dummy4 on April 5, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    @ Baundele ... yes we need to give credit for taking it so close... however all the TOP indian players were rested for this final game..... nyways Bangla soon will be there alonside Test playing nations in both mens & womans format

  • Baundule on April 5, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    Very good performance by the Bangladesh team. They have improved rapidly match by match. Within 10 runs of winning against India - with Salma failing with the bat - is a huge achievement at this stage.

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