In the second one-day international match of the three-match series, which took place today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, India’s women’s cricket team defeated Bangladesh by a score of 229 runs to set a challenging goal for Bangladesh to achieve.
India was led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored 50 runs, and Jemimah Rodrigues, who scored 50 runs.
The visitors made 228 for eight in their allotted 50 overs, with Jemimah scoring 86 off of 78 balls and Harmanpreet hitting 52 off of 88 deliveries. This gave the Tigresses a mountain to climb as they attempt to win their first One-Day International series against India after taking the opening game by a score of 40 runs in the decider-less format.
After being struck on her left hand by a throw from the outfield in the over before the 37th one, Harmanpreet was forced to retire injured when she was on 48 off 80 deliveries in the 37th one. She made an effort to cover for a single, but as she was finishing the run, she was struck on her left hand. following receiving care from the physiotherapist on the field, the 28-year-old athlete was unable to continue playing for a significant amount of time following the event.
In spite of this, Harmanpreet was able to make a comeback at the end of the match when Nahida Akter replaced Harleen Deol in the 47th over.
After making the decision to bowl first, Bangladesh got off to a good start with their innings. Opener Priya Punia was bowled by youthful Marufa Akter in the fifth over, when Bangladesh had only 17 runs on the board. Once again active, Marufa contributed to the dismissal of Yastika Bhatia in the 11th over by having her run out.
However, a noteworthy partnership of 73 runs between Jemimah and Harmanpreet for the fourth wicket, before the latter was forced to retire injured, and another partnership of 55 runs between Deol and Jemimah for the fifth wicket assisted India in posting a respectable total.
Both Nahida and Fahima Khatun took two wickets for their national team, Bangladesh.