India 52 runs for 2 wickets (Rodrigues 20*, Shafali 17) defeated bangladesh All out for 51 runs (Nigar 12, Vastrakar 4-17) by eight wickets
initial incision of vestrakar
Nip-backer, outswinger, hard length – Vastrakar showed he is no one-trick pony as he has found the ability to rotate with the new ball. And in the very first over he took two wickets on two different balls. Shathi Rani was tempted to drive an away-swinger on the very first ball of the match and Shamima Sultana was out LBW, hitting the ball as it hit the seam and was caught behind to hit a below-the-knee roll. And jumped.
Vastrakar should have bowled the third over in her next over, but Smriti Mandhana bowled a sitter to mid-off. Shobhana Mosteri could only score one more run inside the powerplay, before Vastrakar was out for 8 runs in her third straight over, which could not be taken advantage of. And it was almost an action replay of Reprieve. Except that Mandhana saw it carefully, placing it in her palms.
Run out increased the problems of Bangladesh
However, it was not just the shot selection that impressed Bangladesh. His running between the wickets was equally poor and resulted in two run outs that should never have happened. Nigar Sultana, one of Bangladesh’s most skilled batsmen, was attempting to take a run to extra cover, where Devika Vaidya swooped in to hit it straight at the bowler’s end.
Two balls later, Fahima Khatoon was run out without facing a single ball when Ritu Moni hit a single to short third, where Kanika Ahuja hit it straight to the striker’s end. If Khatoon had dived, perhaps she would have been saved; He did not. At 25 runs for 6 wickets, Bangladesh were in danger of not being able to survive more overs. Nahida Akhtar and Moni helped Bangladesh cross the 50-run mark in the 18th over, with five Indian bowlers successful in taking wickets.
Rodrigues helps India reach home
Chasing the target was not without its initial difficulties for India. Smriti Mandhana misjudged the line of her delivery and was out to Marufa Ector as she took the lead for 7. Then, two runs away from the target, Shafali Verma, who looked to be in a hurry, especially while trying to build her strength against spin, perished. Trying to get inside and pull the line, Shafali was beaten by the slow pace of the surface as the ball remained slightly low and hit the stumps through her legs. Rodrigues pioneered the spin with his patented touch game, using the pace of the bowlers to push and deflect balls into the gaps, scoring a brilliant unbeaten 20 to lead India to victory with 70 balls to spare in the company of Ahuja.