Mona, Mithali shine as India eves drub Bangladesh by 9 wickets

Opting to bowl after winning the toss, Indian eves restricted Bangladesh women to a paltry 155-8 in 50 overs and then chased down the target, reaching 158-1 in 33.3 overs.

Mithali Raj on way to her half-century against Bagladesh in Colombo on Friday.   -  AP

India women produced an all-round effort to spank Bangladesh women by nine wickets in a Super Six match of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier, here on Friday.

Opting to bowl after winning the toss, Indian eves restricted Bangladesh women to a paltry 155-8 in 50 overs and then chased down the target, reaching 158-1 in 33.3 overs.

Fargana Hoque (50 off 107 balls) scored a half-century for Bangladesh women, while opener Sharmin Akhter made 35.

For Indian women, pacer Mansi Joshi (3/25) picked up three wickets while leg-spinner Devika Vaidya (2/17) accounted for two. The chase turned out to be a cakewalk for Indian eves with opener Mona Meshram (78 not out off 91 balls) and skipper Mithali Raj (73 not out off 87 balls) hitting fluent fifties to get over the target with consummate ease.

Deepti Sharma was the lone Indian wicket to fall, caught off her own bowling by right-arm off-spinner Khadija Tul Kubra.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh: 155-8 in 50 overs (Fargana Hoque 50, Sharmin Akhter 35; Mansi Joshi 3/25). India: 158-1 in 33.3 overs (Mona Meshram 78 not out; Mithali Raj 73 not out; Khadija Tul Kubra 1/37).