Women’s Asia Cup 2018, 9th Match, India Women vs Bangladesh Women – Bangladesh Women won by 7 wickets
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Rumana Ahmed put her all-round performance to display to help Bangladesh Women beat India Women by 7 wickets in the league match of Women’s Asia Cup 2018. Besides affecting a run out, Rumana picked up 3 for 21 and scored an unbeaten 34-ball 42* with 6 fours to help Bangladesh get over the line.
India Women and Bangladesh Women have played 10 T20Is (including this game) against each other and this is the first time Bangladesh have successfully defeated India. They came mighty close to beating India in 2013 but fell short by just 10 runs in the end.
“The dream has always been to come close to beating a team like India. That we’ve beaten them is a reality,” said Rumana Ahmed after leading Bangladesh women to their maiden T20I win against India Women.
Having opted to bat first, India posted a par total of 141 for 7 on the board in their 20 overs. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur is their top scorer with a 37-ball 42 which includes 6 fours. In response, Fargana Hoque (52*) and Rumana Ahmed (42*) shared an unbeaten 93* run partnership for the fourth wicket to help Bangladesh register their third win on the trot in this tournament.
Both these teams now have 6 points each with 3 wins and a defeat in the 4 games played. Both these teams have a game remaining and have their hopes alive to make it to the final on Sunday (June 10).
Bangladesh Women – 142/3 in 19.4 overs (Fargana Hoque – 52, Rumana Ahmed – 42*, Poonam Yadav – 1/21, Pooja Vastrakar – 1/21) beat India Women – 141/7 in 20 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur – 42, Deepti Sharma – 32, Rumana Ahmed – 3/21, Salma Khatun – 1/21) by 7 wickets
Player of the Match:
Rumana Ahmed (Ban-W) – Unbeaten 42* runs and 3 wickets
Playing XI: Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Mona Meshram, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (wk)
Bench: Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues
Playing XI: Ayasha Rahman, Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Sanjida Islam, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nigar Sultana, Salma Khatun (c), Shamima Sultana (wk)
Bench: Panna Ghosh, Jannatul Ferdus, Sharmin Sultana, Lily Rani
** Photo credits to ESPN cricinfo