Welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights of the Women’s World Cup [CWC 2022] match between India and Bangladesh at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday.
INDIA BEAT BANGLADESH BY 110 RUNS
PLAYER OF THE MATCH – YASTIKA BHATIA 50(80)
Yastika Bhatia: Very pleased. I would have liked some more runs to contribute to the team, but nevertheless, very happy with the result. In domestic (cricket), I’d prepared for number three and it was always in mind that whichever order I get, I’ll have to contribute for the team. So the preparation was according to that. Sometimes the wicket is not that good, so singles and strike rotation will be in my mind. It’s my first Man of the Match in international cricket. It really means a lot.
WHAT THE CAPTAINS SAID
Mithali Raj: Sometimes it happens (poor form). I think the last time I hadn’t scored runs for a while was back in 2012. It was important to get partnerships as it wasn’t a surface where a new batter could get going instantly. We did well to get to 230 after losing those early wickets. Having all-rounders definitely gives the cushion of batting deep and it’s good in a tournament like this. You want bowling options and also someone down the order to contribute with the bat. Selectors have also been on the same page in bringing more all-rounders.
For a long time, we’ve always banked on our spinners and we have quality spinners. Today’s surface did help them a lot too. Wouldn’t say we are spin-dominant. It also depends on the opposition we’re playing. We haven’t played a game in Christchurch yet, so that’s a challenge. It’s an important game for India and we would want to do well in all departments.
Nigar Sultana: I think it is difficult when you lose a lot of early wickets. We need to work on it. We bowled well and put pressure on India at times. But the batting needs to be worked upon. Shamima wasn’t playing today, so that’s why I had to keep wickets today. Controlling the nerves in crunch situations is something we need to learn. We didn’t get enough partnerships in this game and also in the last match. That’s what cost us the games. Bowlers did wonderfully well today, especially Salma (Khatun) and Ritu (Moni). Lots of positives for us.
BAN 119 all out in 40.3 overs: Jhulan into the attack. Starts off with a wide down leg side. Jahanara swings and misses outside off. She jabs the next one behind square for one. OUT! Yorker and bowled! Ritu Moni the last batter to fall and a third 100-run plus victory for India at the tournament. Ritu Moni b Jhulan Goswami 16(36b 1×4 0x6).
BAN 117/9 in 40 overs: Poonam from the other end. Two runs from it. Bangladesh needs 113 runs to win from 60 balls.
BAN 115/9 in 39 overs: Loud appeal for a catch as Sneh is eyeing a fifer. But it seems to have gone off the flap of the pad and to the fielder at slip. FOUR! Jahanara swipes wide outside off and an outside edge runs away to the boundary at third. Jahanara sweeps beautifully from outside off and drills it to the fence behind square leg. Sneh ends with four for 30 in 10 overs.
BAN 107/9 in 38 overs: Three from it and a sensational spell from Gayakwad comes to an end. One for 15 in 10 overs and Gayakwad had the batters on a leash throughout her spell.
BAN 104/9 in 37 overs: OUT! Nihida Akter skies the ball after failing to get off the mark in eight balls. It goes off the bottom edge and Sneh Rana does well to hold on to it at mid off off her own bowling despite three fielders converging on it.
BAN 104/8 in 36 overs: Bangladesh living on the edge here. Ritu guides one between the slips for a couple. She steps out next ball and gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slip cordon and a couple more to Ritu. Four runs from the over.
BAN 100/8 in 35 overs: Loud LBW appeal and given. OUT! That looked dead straight as Fahima missed a sweep off Sneh in front of the stumps. However, she reviews but nothing to lose. Review confirms it was hitting between middle and leg and Bangladesh eight wickets down.
BAN 100/7 in 34 overs: Fahima sweeps Poonam to deep mid wicket for one and hundred up for Bangladesh in 33.3 overs. Just two runs from the over.
BAN 98/7 in 33 overs: FOUR! Over-pitched by Vastrakar and Lata pounces on it with a fluent drive through the covers. OUT! Lata gets a leading edge trying to go big on leg side and ends up lobing an easy one to Kaur at mid on.
BAN 93/6 in 32 overs: Poonam returns. A couple for Lata first ball off a low full-toss. Five dots to end the over.
BAN 91/6 in 31 overs: Ritu Moni drives straight back to Vastrakar first ball. FOUR! Width outside off and Ritu slices it behind point to fetch four runs. Now Lata drives crisply through covers for two more. Single to end the over.
BAN 83/6 in 30 overs: Lata starts off with a serene straight drive off Jhulan but just one run. She ends with a flick off a straight full toss to backward square leg and Vastrakar’s dive in the deep keep it two just two runs.
BAN 78/6 in 29 overs: Gayakwad replaces Sneh Rana. Keeps it tight in and around off stump and just a couple of runs from that over.
BAN 76/6 in 28 overs: OUT! Salma’s resistance finally comes to an end as she edges behind to Richa off a Jhulan off-cutter that also has a bit of extra bounce. Salma Khatun c Richa Ghosh b Jhulan Goswami 32(35b 4×4 0x6).
BAN 75/5 in 27 overs: A couple of singles from the over as the batters continue to extend their stay at the crease without really scoring any runs. Sneh is disciplined in her line and keeps it around off.
BAN 73/5 in 26 overs: FOUR! A boundary for Salma with a drive through mid on off Jhulan’s over.
BAN 69/5 in 25 overs: FOUR! Salma throws the kitchen sink at a pitched up Sneh Rana delivery and gets the elevation over mid on and four runs. Sweeps next ball and gets a top edge behind the keeper to run three runs. Seven runs from the over.
BAN 62/5 in 24 overs: A couple of singles from Gayakwad’s over and now her figures read a mind-boggling 7-4-6-1.
BAN 60/5 in 23 overs: Finally some runs for Bangladesh as they nudge Vastrakar around for three singles and a couple. Salma is beaten trying to swing outside off and Richa throws it at the stumps and umpires check with the third umpire for a run out appeal. Salma had grounded her foot by a whisker.
BAN 55/5 in 22 overs: Not sure how these maidens are helping Bangladesh’s run chase. There was a loud LBW appeal against Salma but it was turned down. Review showed it was hitting top of leg stump and umpire’s call stands.
BAN 55/5 in 21 overs: Pooja Vastrakar returns into the attack and concedes five singles.
BAN 50/5 in 20 overs: Maiden for Gayakwad. She beats the batters in the air and off the pitch.
BAN 50/5 in 19 overs: FOUR! Salma reverse-sweeps Poonam first ball with a boundary to third man. A similar reverse-sweep but this time the short third fielder cuts it off to keep it to a couple. FOUR! Pitched up on middle and Salma lofts it over the bowler for four more runs.
BAN 40/5 in 18 overs: OUT! Extra bounce for Sneh as she spun it in from a length outside off and it went off Rumana’s gloves and to short leg. Salma Khatun is in and starts off with a slog sweep over mid wicket and collects three runs. Two more for Lata Mondal with a sweep to end the over.
BAN 35/4 in 17 overs: OUT! Poonam tosses it up outside off. Murshida looks to chip it over the cover region but ends up handing it to Kaur at extra cover who does well to leap up and grab on to it. Loose full toss first ball to the new batter Lata Mondal and she puts it away to the square leg fence.
BAN 31/3 in 16 overs: Another outside edge goes down off Sneh’s bowling. She pressed forward to defend, the ball kissed the outside edge and went very wide of the fielder at silly point. Next ball stumping appeal as Murshida is beaten with some big turn. Single to end the over.
BAN 30/3 in 15 over: Poonam pitched it up and it was chipped over cover by Rumana for a couple of runs. Just the two runs front it.
BAN 28/3 in 14 overs: Nigar dabbed off the backfoot to third man for a couple as Sneh dragged her length back a bit. Two fuller lengths follow and Nigar defends. OUT! Nigar was losing patience and went for a big strike, taking the ball from outside off to deposit it on the leg. But it went up off the top edge and and an easy catch for Kaur at mid on. Nigar Sultana c Harmanpreet Kaur b Sneh Rana 3(11b 0x4 0x6).
BAN 26/2 in 13 overs: Poonam Yadav with the ball for the first time in the World Cup. FOUR! Width and room outside off and Murshida rocks back and cuts it between cover and point for a boudary.
BAN 22/2 in 12 overs: An easy stumping chance missed by Richa as Murshida was comfortably outside the crease but Richa couldn’t get the ball away and take the stumps. Outside edge this time as Murshida defends and it deflects off the keeper’s gloves and falls short of Jhulan in the slips. Single to end the over.
BAN 21/2 in 11 overs: Vastrakar continues. Two singles from the over. A direct hit by Shafali but the batter was easily in at the non-striker’s end.
BAN 19/2 in 10 overs: Sneh Rana into the attack. Two slips in place. The first one spins away big from Murshida and beats her attempted cut on the off. A couple next ball for Murshida. A couple more but it was a tough chance missed by Gayakwad at point as Murshida stepped out and sliced it in the air. A run out missed at the non-striker’s end as they ran the second with Poonam Yadav throwing it at the keeper’s end.
BAN 15/2 in 9 overs: Vastrakar into the attack. OUT! A loud LBW appeal turned down but Vastrakar insistent on taking the review and Mithali obliged. Three reds and it was crashing into leg stump and Fargana has to depart. Nigar Sultana the new batter.
BAN 14/1 in 8 overs: Maiden over for Gayakwad with just the one leg bye in the over. Gayakwad beat Murshida on three occasions in the over with her dip in the air and turn off the pitch.
BAN 13/1 in 7 overs: Another tight over from Jhulan with just one run coming from it.
BAN 12/1 in 6 overs: OUT! Gayakwad tosses it up outside off and Sharmin goes for an expansive drive outside off and edges it. It deflects off the keeper’s glove and a good take by Sneh at first slip. Sneh Akter Wicket maiden as the new batter Fargana Hoque defends the following five deliveries.
BAN 12/0 in 5 overs: Jhulan continues. Two dots to start with. Murshida drives through covers and a stunning dive by Mandhana to keep it to a dot ball. She definitely saved four runs there. SIX! Murshida lifts this one from outside off over the cover region for a maximum. Back away a bit on leg side and makes room to get in line with the ball. That was the first six for Bangladesh at the ODI World Cup.
BAN 6/0 in 4 overs: Sharmin collects a couple with a drive through the covers. Gayakwad tosses it up to the batters to extract more turn.
BAN 4/0 in 3 overs: Another disciplined over for Jhulan with Sharmin managing a single off the last ball with a flick behind square leg.
BAN 3/0 in 2 overs: Left-arm spinner Rajeswari Gayakwad from the other end. She too doesn’t give much away. Just two singles and a leg-bye.
BAN 0/0 in 1 over: Jhulan starts off with a maiden to Murshida. But not much movement for the veteran pacer. Murshida Khatun and Sharmin Akhter open the innings for Bangladesh.
IND 229/7 in 50 overs: Jahanara to bowl the last over. Two singles off the first two balls. OUT! Sneh was looking to scoop it over short fine leg but it was wide outside off so she looked to clear short third but handed it straight to the fielder. Five runs come off the last three balls as Vastrakar and Goswami run hard for a couple of twos.
IND 222/6 in 49 overs: Rana goes down the track to Nahida and drills it over her head for a boundary. Vastrakar also collects a boundary with good use of her feet and finds the gap through the cover region.
IND 209/6 in 48 overs: Sneh sweeps Jahanara for a four to the fine leg fence. Five singles also came from the over and the Sneh-Vastrakar duo is injecting the impetus into the Indian innings yet again.
IND 200/6 in 47 overs: First boundary in the last 10 overs as Vastrakar cuts it off the backfoot through covers. Nine runs from the over.
IND 191/6 in 46 overs: Jahanara returns with the ball. Seven runs from her over. Good running between the wickets as the batters run three off the last ball of the over after Sneh Rana flicks one behind square.
IND 184/6 in 45 overs: Salma drops a caught and bowled chance as Vastrakar hands it straight back after coming down the crease.
IND 180/6 in 44 overs: OUT! Yastika holes out at short fine leg off the first ball immediately after reaching her half-century. Ritu Moni gets her third wicket in her final over.
IND 176/5 in 43 overs: Yastika brings up her fifty off 89 ball as India takes five runs from over.
IND 174/5 in 42 overs: Five more in the run from Ritu who has bowled nine overs for 33 runs and two wickets now.
IND 169/5 in 41 overs: Nahida persistently keeps it on a length outside off and batters are happy to collect four singles from the over.
IND 165/5 in 40 overs: Vastrakar cuts through covers for a couple of runs and that’s the over. India will now need to get going the in the last 10 overs.
IND 163/5 in 39 overs: OUT! Richa edges behind and the keeper holds on to it this time. She was beaten twice in the over trying to cut too close to the body but found the edge this time. Pooja Vastrakar takes a single off the last ball.
IND 161/4 in 38 overs: Ritu is back with the ball. Dropped! Richa gets an edge off a length ball outside off but the keeper drops it. A slight interruption in play as the keeper is in pain and receives treatment after the ball struck her on the glove.
IND 158/4 in 37 overs: Wide ball from Nahida first ball down leg side as Yastika misses the pull. Just a single more from the over. The duo bring up their fifty-run stand. India coasting along towards a challenging total on a tough pitch.
IND 156/4 in 36 overs: Bhatia collects a couple of twos behind square on the off side. FOUR! Last ball of the over and Richa cuts a short and wide one through point to make it nine from the over.
IND 147/4 in 35 overs: A couple for Richa off the backfoot first ball. Five runs come from it finally with two more singles and a wide. Good going by the batters who have scored at a healthy run rate without too many risks.
IND 142/4 in 34 overs: Richa cuts a short and wide one outside off and a thick edge fetches her a couple. Good delivery by Fahima, who spins it away from Richa, who leaves it alone in time. Three singles to end the over.
IND 137/4 in 33 overs: Batters continue to eke out the singles as four runs come off this Rumana over.
IND 133/4 in 32 overs: Productive over with eight runs coming off Fahima Khatun’s first over. Yastika pulls one to the mid wicket boundary to move to 30.
IND 125/4 in 31 overs: Four runs coming from it with a couple and two singles. Could have been five but Richa turned down an easy couple after Yastika drove through extras.
IND 121/4 in 30 overs: FOUR! Richa cuts it past point and fetches the boundary. It was slightly aerial but the fielder had committed to her right too early whereas she had to move to the left. FOUR! Similar cut shot but more in control and along the ground and two consecutive boundaries for Richa. Two singles to end the over.
IND 111/4 in 29 overs: Another maiden over as Yastika cannot find the gaps on the off side. Rumana keeps it on a length around off after pitching it up the first couple of deliveries.
IND 111/4 in 28 overs: OUT! Kaur is gone after a brilliant direct hit from mid on at the non-striker’s end. Harmanpreet Kaur run out (Fargana Hoque) 14(33b 1×4 0x6). Richa Ghosh is the new batter. A couple of leg-byes and a single from the over.
IND 108/3 in 27 overs: Kaur scoops behind square leg for a couple. One more for her with a sweep through mid wicket.
IND 105/3 in 26 overs: A couple and three singles from this Lata over. The batters trying to keep themselves busy with some quick running between the wickets.
IND 100/3 in 25 overs: Kaur looks for the sweep again but the ball keeps low and beats her. She gets a single next ball with the sweep however. Yastika goes for the aerial sweep over mid wicket for a couple and hundred up for India in 24.4 overs.
IND 97/3 in 24 overs: Lata Mondal with the ball. She mixes her lengths well and keeps the batter quiet with just four runs from the over.
IND 93/3 in 23 overs: Better strike rotation as three singles come off the first three balls. FOUR! Wide oustside off from Rumana and Kaur puts one knee down with a giant stride and sweeps this to the square leg fence.
IND 86/3 in 22 overs: FOUR! Yastika squeezes this one full outside off past point to end the boundary drought. She almost chipped the ball earlier in the over to mid off in a near repeat of Mithali’s dismissal.
IND 81/3 in 21 overs: Ruman Ahmed into the attack. Just one from the over. Yastika takes a single off the fifth ball and that is the first run in 15 balls.
IND 80/3 in 20 overs: Kaur plays out six dots but is sure-footed in her defence against Ritu. No qualms as Kaur can very well make up for the lull with a blinder of an inning later on. Just need to save wickets for now.
IND 80/3 in 19 overs: Good over. Nahida tosses it up for the large part of this over. Kaur drives a full-toss to mid off for a single and that’s the only run to come from it.
IND 79/3 in 18 overs: Yastika slices behind point for a couple. Two more for the left-hander through the off side. Just four from the Ritu Moni over.
IND 75/3 in 17 overs: Salma Khatun is back into the attack. A tough rebuilding phase for Kaur and Yastika but they have the temperament to pull through. Just a single for Yastika.
IND 74/3 in 16 overs: Verma starts off with two dot balls. OUT! Verma is gone too. She was beaten with change of pace outside off and the keeper was quick to dislodge the bails after Verma ventured out of her crease a bit. OUT! It’s all happening here as Mithali Raj perishes for a golden duck. Chips the first ball straight to mid off trying to drive the ball on the up. Mithali Raj c Fahima Khatun b Ritu Moni 0(1b 0x4 0x6). Harmanpreet fends off the remaining two balls and denies Ritu a hat-trick.
IND 74/1 in 15 overs: Two singles off the first five balls off Nahida. OUT! Mandhana holes out at backward square leg. A loose shot and she will be gutted to have perished on this very ordinary ball that was drifting down leg side. Smriti Mandhana c Fargana Hoque b Nahida Akter 30(51b 3×4 0x6).
IND 72/0 in 14 overs: Mandhana starts off with a brace through mid wicket with a flick. A single through extra cover off the backfoot next ball. FOUR! Length ball outside off and Verma bunts this behind and past the keeper for a boundary. A couple of singles more to end the over. Nine runs from the Ritu Moni over.
IND 63/0 in 13 overs: Nahida continues. Just a couple of singles from the over. Again Nahida ensures she doesn’t provide the length for Verma to launch.
IND 61/0 in 12 overs: FOUR! Lucky runs for Verma as he is lured into the drive outside off and finds a thick edge that trickles to the third man fence. Ritu Moni is on with her medium pace from over the wicket. Loud appeal for caught behind as the keeper is very interested. Bangladesh reviews. Nothing on UltraEdge and Verma survives. A single to end the over and Verma on strike.
IND 56/0 in 11 overs: Just four singles from this Nahida over. A good length ploy keeps the batters quiet after Verma was unforgiving to anything pitched up in the previous over.
IND 52/0 in 10 overs: FOUR! Verma now attack the pacer Jahanara. A slight shimmy down the track and chips it over mid on. FOUR! Full on off Verma punishes it with a slight shuffle and wristy flick over mid wicket. FOUR! Short and wide outside off and Verma cuts this through point for another boundary. Fifty up for India in 10 overs.
IND 39/0 in 9 overs: First bowling change as Nahida Akter comes on to bowl. Beaten! Verma is deceived with a skiddy arm ball that rushes past her outside edge. SIX! Verma on the charge. In the slot this time and Verma opens her arms and launches it over long on. She wants to go big next ball too and lofts it straight down the ground but just a couple. FOUR! Verma takes a big stride forward and smashes it over mid wicket for a one-bounce boundary. Good comeback by Nahida who beats Verma’s inside edge this time and the ball runs away behind for a two byes.
IND 25/0 in 8 overs: Jahanara comes round the wicket to Mandhana. She punches to cover for one after a couple of dots. Verma continues to work out for the singles. She flicks to mid wicket for a quick single. Mandhana drives a full one outside off but straight to point.
IND 23/0 in 7 overs: FOUR! Mandhana cuts loose. Gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over cover and mid off and over the inner circle. One more for Mandhana from that Khatun over.
IND 18/0 IN 6 overs: Verma continues to find the fielder at point and is now on 2 off seven balls. A late dab through the slip cordon for just one. Mandhana keeps strike with a extra cover drive that fetches her one. Two from the over and an interesting stat tells us the Bangladesh is the most economical team in the tournament.
IND 16/0 in 5 overs: Maiden over from Khatun and the ploy of employing spin early on is paying off. A bit of confusion between the batters as Mandhana calls for a single and then sends Verma back to the non-striker’s end.
IND 16/0 in 4 overs: Mandhana cuts off the backfoot behind point and a misfield gives her a couple of runs. Verma ends the over with a couple of backfoot punches straight to point. Three runs from the over.
IND 13/0 in 3 overs: Just a couple of singles from that Khatun over. She drags her length back to deny the batters to drive the ball around.
IND 11/0 in 2 overs: Verma edges the first one wide of first slip and gets a single. Jahanara shaped it nicely away first ball. FOUR! Three dots and Mandhana finally pierces the ball between point and cover with a sweetly-timed cover drive. FOUR! Decked in short and Mandhana swivels and pulls it to the square leg fence.
IND 2/0 in 1 over: Bangladesh will get straight into the action with spin. Salma Khatun with the ball. Not much turn though in that first over. A couple for Mandhana from the over.
We are done with the national anthems and live action will get underway soon. Shafali Verma is hope to finally get going in the tournament and give a glimpse of the impact she can have on the team.
An inconsistent India will have no room for errors when it takes on a spirited Bangladesh in its must-win ICC Women’s World Cup league match on Tuesday.
India’s problems has compounded over the course of its campaign, which has seen it win two games and lose three, including back-to-back defeats against England and Australia.
The heavy fluctuations in the batting performance was already a concern and with the ease Australia chased down a record 278 in the previous game, the Indian bowlers also need to step up.
India finds itself in a tricky spot as it has not gelled as a unit so far and it is something to correct against Bangladesh, who have shown a lot of promise in its maiden ODI World Cup appearance.
Bangladesh has run most of its opponents close in the four games it has played so far and that includes a memorable win over Pakistan.
Ahead of the India game, captain Nigar Sultana said the more they play at this level, the better they will become.
“We never got to play a lot of ODI games in the past. We have a proper FTP now. We want to show we are comfortable and we are capable at this level. Every game is a big opportunity for all of us,” said Sultana.
Bangladesh failed to chase down 141 against the West Indies in their last game after a brilliant bowling performance and batting is one area they will need to improve significantly.
“We need to ensure we don’t make the mistakes we made in the last game,” added Sultana.
Toss Update: India won the toss and elected to bat
5 AM: Hello everyone! The 12th edition of the Women’s Cricket World Cup is finally underway in New Zealand. The tournament which was initially scheduled to be played in February – March 2021, was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today will see two games – Australia vs South Africa and India take on Bangladesh. Catch the second game here.
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH? LIVE STREAMING DETAILS
The ICC Women’s ODI World Cup India vs Bangladesh match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar at 6:30 AM IST.