Indian women thrashed Bangladesh and won the match by 9 wickets to clinch the Super Six match No.5 of the ongoing Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Colombo today. With this win, team India won its sixth successive match in the tournament, thus qualifying for the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup.
India won the toss and decided to field first against Bangladesh. Captain Mithali Raj scored 73 (87) and Mona Meshram 78 (92), showing a stellar performance. With both of them claiming half centuries. India won the match in just 33.3 overs for the loss of only one wicket -- Deepti Sharma.
While India dominated the match, there was a brillaint display of batswomenship by Mithali and Meshram in an unbeaten stand of 136 in 25 overs, which guided the team to chase a target of 155 runs by Bangladesh. From India, Manshi Joshi with 3-25 in 10 and Devika Viadya took two wickets for 17 runs in seven overs.
Bangladesh was playing under pressure and lost their wickets very easily. They realised that it was extremely difficult for them to score big.
India with their sixth straight win stays unbeaten in the stage with a smart strategy and accurate team-playing.
The 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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