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India beat Bangladesh by 64 runs in women's Asia Cup

IANS  |  Bangkok 

defeated by 64 runs in the opening match of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) women's Twenty-20 Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology ground here on Saturday.

Put in to bat, posted 118/6 in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, was bundled out for a paltry 54.

Poonam Yadav scalped three wickets to reduce while experienced pacer Jhulan Goswami and Anuja Patil contributed with two wickets each.

Shaila Sharmin (18) and Salma Khatun (17) were the top scorers for As many as eight of their batters failed to get into double figures, with six of them making just one run each.

Earlier, skipper Mithali Raj played a classic 49-run knock and forged a crucial 70-run opening stand with Smriti Mandhana (41) to take to a respectable score.

For Bangladesh, Khadija Tul Kubra scalped two wickets while Jahanara Alam and Ritu Moni took one wicket each.

Brief scores:

118/6 (Mithali Raj 49 not out, Smriti Mandhana 41; Khadija Tul Kubra 2-12) beat (Shaila Sharmin 18, Salma Khatun 17; Poonam Yadav 3-13, Anuja Patil 2-7) by 64 runs.

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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 14:44 IST
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