India vs Bangladesh, Women’s World Cup: Yastika, Rana-Star as India scores a 110-run win to stay in contention for the semis

India vs. Bangladesh, Women’s World Cup 2022: Yastika Bhatia and Sneh Rana starred as India defeated Bangladesh in an encounter that had to be won to stay alive in the current tournament.

Yastika Bhatia (50) played in India's stunning victory over Bangladesh at the ICC Women's World Cup (ICC Photo)

Yastika Bhatia (50) played in India’s stunning victory over Bangladesh at the ICC Women’s World Cup (ICC Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India beat Bangladesh in a must-win encounter
  • India has now won three games and lost three games
  • Yastika Bhatia and Sneh Rana featured in India’s 110-run win

The Indian women’s team rode Yastika Bhatia’s responsible fifties and Sneh Rana’s bowling exploits helped India recover from a mini meltdown and crush Bangladesh in their must-win league game at Hamilton by 110 runs to get in the mix of staying alive in the semifinals of ICC Women’s ODI World Cup on Tuesday.

India have now won three games and lost three games, including back-to-back defeats to England and Australia, and sit fourth in the standings with just six points.

Earlier in the day Yastika Bhatia’s 3rd ODI 50 put India to a par score of 229/7 in 50 overs against Bangladesh on Tuesday 22nd March. 3 for India at the Showpiece event.

Smriti Mandhana (30) and Shafali Verma (42) opted for the bat and shared 74 runs for the opening wicket, but India suffered a mini meltdown, losing both opening games in quick succession.

Skipper Mithali Raj (0) was also back in the shack after a first-ball duck as India slumped to 74 for 3 in 15.3 overs.

Vice-Captain Harmanpreet Kaur (14) was also overtaken by Fargana Hoque.

Bhatia (50 of 80) and Richa Ghosh (26) then added 54 runs to take India past the 150 run score before the latter was sent home by Nahida Akter.

After turning fifty, Bhatia also perished trying to fetch a paddle shovel, only to be caught by a short, delicate leg.

Pooja Vastrakar (30) and Sneh Rana (27) then added 48 balls from 38 to push India past the 200-run mark. Previously, India opted to replace pacesetter Meghna Singh with wrist spinner Poonam Yadav on a spin-friendly pitch, while Bangladesh replaced Murshida Khatun and Lata Mondal for Shamima Sultana and Lata Mondal respectively.

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