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Dominant India Women Crush Bangladesh to Clinch Perfect 5-0 Series Win!

• 13 May, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
Dominant India Women Crush Bangladesh to Clinch Perfect 5-0 Series Win!

The Indian Women’s Cricket team continued their winning streak in style, defeating Bangladesh by 21 runs in Sylhet on Thursday. This emphatic victory sealed a clean sweep of the five-match T20I series, showcasing India’s clear dominance throughout the competition.

 

While Bangladesh’s batting finally showed some fight, especially with a gritty partnership between Ritu Moni and Shorifa Khatun, India’s total of 156/5 always felt out of reach.  Earlier struggles by Bangladesh with the bat meant that even a decent score on the board wouldn’t have been enough to challenge the strong Indian team.

Despite the series win, there were areas for improvement highlighted in the final match.  India’s fielding, known for its sharpness, saw dropped catches and misfields, offering some opportunities to Bangladesh.  This serves as a reminder for the team to tighten their fielding as they gear up for the upcoming T20 World Cup in October.

 

However, the series also brought positive takeaways, especially the return to form of Radha YadavAfter a year out of contention, Radha made a triumphant comeback, claiming a crucial three wickets in the final match, and an impressive 10 wickets throughout the entire series.  This performance earned her both Player of the Match and Player of the Series awards.  Her consistency, along with her ability to spin a good arm ball, makes her a valuable asset for the Indian team.

Offensively, India displayed some good batting performances.  Openers Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana looked comfortable, while Dayalan Hemalatha impressed with her knock of 37, showcasing her ability to clear the ropes against spin bowling.

 

However, a familiar middle-order wobble did expose a potential weakness for India. And that’s when the young talent Richa Ghosh steps in.  Her quickfire 28 runs off just 17 balls proved crucial in propelling India’s total past the 150 mark, a score considered the minimum against stronger opponents at the World Cup.  With Deepti Sharma and Sajana Sajeevan not quite delivering in this match, India will look to ensure Richa doesn’t carry the entire burden of the lower order in upcoming matches.

 

Overall, this series win serves as a confidence booster for India as they prepare for the T20 World Cup.  While some areas need refinement, the team’s dominant performance highlights their potential to bring home the trophy.

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