Yastika Bhatia struck her second successive world cup fifty. (AFP Photo)
India have gained two matches and misplaced three video games, together with back-to-back defeats in opposition to England and Australia.
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Yastika Bhatia hit a accountable fifty as India recovered from a mini-collapse to put up a aggressive 229 for 7 in opposition to Bangladesh of their must-win ICC Women’s ODI World Cup league match in Hamilton on Tuesday. Opting to bat, Smriti Mandhana (30) and Shafali Verma (42) shared 74 runs for the opening wicket however India suffered a mini-collapse, shedding each the openers in fast succession.
Skipper Mithali Raj (0) was additionally again within the hut after a first-ball duck as India slumped to 74 for 3 in 15.3 overs. Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur (14) too was run out by Fargana Hoque. Bhatia (50 off 80) and Richa Ghosh (26) then added 54 runs to take India previous the 150-run rating earlier than the latter was despatched packing by Nahida Akter. After finishing her fifty, Bhatia too perished whereas attempting for a paddle scoop, solely to be caught by at quick positive leg.
Pooja Vastrakar (30) and Sneh Rana (27) then added 48 off 38 balls to take India previous the 200-run mark. Earlier, India opted to exchange pacer Meghna Singh with wrist spinner Poonam Yadav on a spin-friendly pitch, whereas Bangladesh introduced in top-order batter Murshida Khatun and medium-pacer Lata Mondal for Shamima Sultana and Fariha Trisna respectively.
India have gained two matches and misplaced three video games, together with back-to-back defeats in opposition to England and Australia, to be positioned fourth within the total standing with simply 4 factors. They have to win this sport to remain within the combine for semifinals spot. Brief Score: India: 229 for 7 in 50 overs (Yastika Bhatia 50, Shafali Verma 42; Nahida Akter 2/42, Ritu Moni 3/37).
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