IND vs BAN: Shefali showed all-rounder avatar, India gave a crushing defeat to Bangladesh
Team India had to face a shocking defeat by 13 runs against Pakistan a day earlier, which gave a big blow to India.
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Shocking defeat from Pakistan Indian team It shook so much that Team India registered a spectacular victory within 24 hours, taking out all the anger on Bangladesh. Women’s Asia Cup 2022 On Saturday 8 October, India registered a massive victory by 59 runs in their fifth match. Due to the absence of Captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, who is heading the team and Shefali Verma After good innings of (55 runs, 2 wickets), India won easily due to the strong performance of the bowlers.
Shefali-Mandhana’s big partnership
In this match held in Sylhet on Saturday, India batted first and Shefali Verma returned to the team for this match. She did not play in the last match against Pakistan. Shefali and Smriti (47) gave the team a good and fast start. The two smashed the Bangladeshi bowlers and made a quick partnership of 96 runs in just 12 overs. However, due to a mistake by Shefali here, captain Mandhana was run out.
Jemima gave the finishing touches
Shefali Verma also got out shortly after completing her half-century. During this time, India also lost the wickets of Richa Ghosh and Kiran Navgire and in such a situation the run rate also came down considerably. However, Jemima Rodriguez (35 not out) tried to get out early against Pakistan here and took some quick runs in the last over to take India to 159 runs.
Best bowling by Shefali
In response, the hosts Bangladesh’s batsmen could never score runs freely and the Indian bowlers took advantage of their failure to play big shots and put a lot of restrictions on singles and doubles as well. Due to this the Bangladeshi innings could not catch the pace. Even his 70 runs were not completed till the 14th over. For the team, only captain Nigar Sultana could score some quick runs and scored 36 runs at a strike rate of 124.
Nigaar Sultana in the 19th over Shefali Verma He was dismissed after a good innings, showing his excellence with the ball as well, presenting his claim as a good substitute for the team as an all-rounder. Shefali spent only 10 runs in 4 overs and took 2 wickets on the strength of her offbreak bowling. Bangladesh team could score only 100 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.