India v Bangladesh, 2nd women's ODI, Ahmedabad April 10, 2013

Harmanpreet's ton sets up series win for India

ESPNcricinfo staff

India 256 for 6 (Harmanpreet 103, Raut 80) beat Bangladesh 210 for 9 (Ahmed 75, Salma 35, Bisht 3-34) by 46 runs

Harmanpreet Kaur scored a century and took two wickets to set up India's 46-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Ahmedabad. India are 2-0 up in the three-match series.

India got off to a cautious start after choosing to bat first and were a steady 75 for 2 in the 20th over when Harmanpreet came to the crease. Opener Poonam Raut was still at the crease and the duo went on to add 109 runs off 126 balls to set the stage for a strong first-innings total. Harmanpreet added another 52 runs with Anagha Deshpande after Raut fell for a score of 80. Harmanpreet was dismissed in the 48th over by Salma Khatun, soon after bringing up her second ODI hundred, and India eventually finished the innings at 256 for 6. Harmanpreet's 103 came off 100 balls and included 11 fours and two sixes. She also became the sixth Indian batter to score more than 1000 runs in ODIs.

With such a strong total, Bangladesh needed to score at around five runs an over. However, the Indian bowlers kept the run rate under control and picked up wickets at regular intervals. The only substantial partnership for Bangladesh was a 76-run stand between Rumana Ahmed and Lata Mondal. Ahmed's dismissal in the 35th over, with 114 needed off 15 overs, triggered off a collapse and Bangladesh lost the next seven wickets for 56. She top-scored for Bangladesh with a 94-ball 75, which included eight fours. Ekta Bisht was the leading wicket-taker for India, picking up her second consecutive three-wicket haul to finish with figures of 3 for 34 in 10 overs. Harmanpreet also picked up two wickets for 30 runs off her six overs.

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  • Naresh on April 11, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    Its good to know that the team has other players who are capable of carrying them...not just Mitali Raj(my favorite Indian Women player) I hope this is not the end of Raj she can play for more years.

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    In the recently concluded World cup also Indian Women had a good start.but in between flopped.but here now it looks they have learned a lesson.probably they are aiming to win next WC.They could win if they try hard from now onwards. Sreedharan

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2013, 14:02 GMT

    Well very played Indian girls ! An absolute gem of a performance. Poonam and Harmanpreet batted superbly to post an extremely challenging and daunting total for the BD girls, and then good bowling & fielding to grab the game !Good overall show and a classic victory ! Well done Girls ! One more to go for a clean sweep ! Go India Go !

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Enjoy :) Better luck next time!!

  • Dummy4 on April 10, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Good game bd tigress. Good luck for next game. You will do better in next game, just enjoy the game. :)

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