Yastika Bhatia’ fine fifty and Sneh Rana’s brilliant performance with the ball helped India register a massive 110 run win over Bangladesh in Hamilton on Tuesday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma got their side off to a solid start.
The pair added 74 runs for the opening wicket before the former was dismissed by Nahida Akter for 30.
Ritu Moni pegged Indians back with wickets of Shafali and skipper Mithali Raj in quick succession, reducing them to 74/3.
Yastika Bhatia along with Harmanpreet Kaur featured in a 34 run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter (14) was run out by a direct hit from Fargana Hoque at mid on.
Yastika was involved in yet another important 54 run stand for the fifth wicket with Richa Gosh before the latter departed for 26.
Wicketkeeper Ghosh (26), all-rounder Sneh Rana (27) and Pooja Vastrakar (30*) made some handy contributions down the order to take India to 229/7 in 50 overs.
In response, Bangladesh started badly by losing wickets of Sharmin Akhter and Fargana Hoque to Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Pooja Vastrakar respectively.
All rounder Sneh Rana then ran through the middle and lower order and claimed 4/30, as Bangladesh Women were routed for 119 in 40.3 overs, giving India Women a resounding 110 run victory. With this win India have kept their semifinal’s hope alive.
Salma Khatun was the top scorer for Bangladesh with 35 ball-32.
Left hander Yastika Bhatia was declared the Man of the Match.
India Women 229 for 7 (Bhatia 50, Verma 42, Moni 3-37, Akter 2-42) beat Bangladesh Women 119 (Khatun 32, Rana 4-30, Vastrakar 2-26) by 110 runs