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April 12, 2013
India 154 (Rath 30, Rumana 4-20) beat Bangladesh 96 (Khatun 22, Yadav 3-15, Rath 2-15 ) by 58 runs
India completed a series whitewash over Bangladesh in Ahmedabad after winning the final ODI of the series by 58 runs. India chose to bat first and the openers put up 37 runs for the first wicket. But Panna Ghosh struck twice in as many overs to lead a stirring fight back from the Bangladesh bowlers. India continued to lose wickets at regular intervals as the Bangladesh bowlers, led by Rumana Ahmed (4-20), ensured that India did not get away with a substantial total. Contributions from Smriti Mandhana (23), Harmanpreet Kaur (29) and Swagatika Rath (30) pushed India's total to 154 before they were dismissed in the 49th over.
Bangladesh, facing a middling total to chase, faltered early and were reduced to 36 for 3 by the 14th over. thanks to some incisive bowling from India's seamers. Bangladesh continued to lose wickets as almost all of India's bowlers reaped benefits from the track. Only Salma Khatun crossed the 20-run mark as Poonam Yadav spell of 3 for 15, along with Ekta Bisht's 2 for 19 and Rath's 2 for 15, ensured that they kept a lid on Bangladesh's scoring. Bangladesh were dismissed for 96 in the 42nd over ending the tour in which they lost all three T20Is and all three ODIs.
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