Last Update on: March 22nd, 2022 at 06:42 pm
Indian women’s cricket team on Tuesday registered an emphatic win against Bangladesh by 110 runs at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Lower-order batters Pooja Vastrakar (30) and Sneh Rana (27) once again came to the batting rescue after the Women in Blue suffered a batting collapse despite the openers providing a great start to the innings with a 74-run stand in 15 overs. India posted a moderate score of 229/7 in the first innings as it proved enough against a depleted Bangladesh side.
ICC Women’s World Cup 2022: India beat Bangladesh by 110 runs
Rana and Vastrakar also starred with the ball as the duo shared six wickets between them, the former picked 4/30 from her 10 overs quota. Vastrakar dismissed Faragana Hogue and Lata Mondal to end her bowling figures with 2/26.
Senior pacer Jhulan Goswami chipped in with a couple of scalps and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav, who played her first game of the tournament, got the wicket Bangladesh opener Murshida Khatun as the opponents were bowled out at 119 in 40.3 overs.
ICC Women’s World Cup 2022: How can the Indian team qualify for the semi-finals
The Mithali Raj-led side completed their third victory in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 and kept their chances alive of qualifying for the semi-finals. India had suffered defeat to England and Australia in their previous two games which meant that anyhow they had to win their remaining two matches to stay in the competition.
India women’s cricket team will play their final league stage fixture against South Africa on March 27 at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. If India wins against Sune Luus & co they will automatically reserve their berth in the semis, in case of a loss, they will have to rely on the NRR (net run rate) of their contenders like West Indies (6 points) and England (4 points from five matches).
Chances for Bangladesh, Pakistan and hosts New Zealand to qualify for the knockout stage mathematically seems uncertain.