India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
ICC Women's World T20 2014 Group B, Sylhet
Openers Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj set up a 79-run win for India Women over Bangladesh Women to keep their slim chances of reaching the ICC Women's World Twenty20 semi-finals alive.
They will still need other results in Group B to go their way but they did all they could by dominating the tournament hosts.
Kaur made 77 and Raj 41 as India posted 151 for five, their opening stand worth 107 in 14.3 overs.
Bangladesh, as they have done throughout the tournament, struggled with the bat, and managed just 72 for eight in reply.
Kaur struck 77 in 59 balls with 12 fours and a six while Raj made 41 in 38 deliveries with five fours and the pair of them scored more runs together than Bangladesh would manage in total.
Jhulan Goswami (2), Soniya Dabir (8) and Shubhlakshmi Sharma (1) then fell cheaply as India shuffled their batting line-up to try to get as many runs on the board as possible.
Rumana Ahmed (2-33), Salma Khatun (1-11), Jahanara Alam (1-29) and Khadija Tul Kubra (1-29) profited as India threw caution to the wind.
Poonam Raut ended unbeaten on 13 in six balls and Archana Das made two in as many deliveries as India reached a new highest score in Twenty20 Internationals.
A number of Bangladeshis then made starts but they crawled along at well less than a run per ball, India's bowlers quickly assuming control.
Ayasha Rahman (10), Farqana Haque (15), Salma Khatun (19) and Lata Mondal (10) made double figures, but only Salma, who faced 18 balls, made their runs at a decent rate.
Goswami (3-11), Sharma (3-12) and Poonam Yadav (2-10) picked up the wickets to keep India in the tournament.
However, if they are to progress to the semi-finals they will need Sri Lanka to beat England in the later game and then for Bangladesh to produce a huge upset and beat Sri Lanka in their final game, with India also beating the West Indies.
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