Sunday 9 March 2014 

Raj, Raut, Naidu Set Up India Win

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj led India to victory and scored her 1,000th T20I run in the process
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India Women 101-1 (Raj 55no, Raut 42no) beat
Bangladesh Women 85 (Naidu 4-9) by 16 runs
First Twenty20 International, Chittagong

Mithali Raj, Poonam Raut and Sravanthi Naidu played starring roles as India won the first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh in Chittagong by 16 runs.

Raj and Raut shared an unbroken 98-run stand for the second wicket as India reached 101 for two and Naidu took four for nine as Bangladesh were bowled out for 85 in reply.

1,000 runs in Women's Twenty20 Internationals

Charlotte Edwards (England): 1,921 runs
Sarah Taylor (England): 1,505 runs
Claire Taylor (England): 1,321 runs
Suzie Bates (New Zealand): 1,253 runs
Deandra Dottin (West Indies): 1,120 runs
Mithali Raj (India): 1,019 runs
Lydia Greenway (England): 1,013 runs

India made a dreadful start, struggling to get going and Latika Kumara registered a 10-ball duck before she was bowled by Jahanara Alam.

Raj then struck 55 not out in 64 balls and Raut made 42 in 46, the pair batting through for the rest of the innings to put a score on the board.

Raj passed 1,000 Twenty20 International runs during the course of her innings, becoming the seventh player to reach that milestone.

Bangladesh, fresh from beating Pakistan in a brace of One-Day Internationals, found India's bowlers a tougher proposition, and were bowled out in their 20 overs.

Just four players reached double figures, Rumana Ahmed top scoring with 21.

Naidu dismissed Rumana and went on to dismiss Lata Mondal (0), Fatima Khatan (0) and Panna Ghosh (3).

Gouher Sultana and Jhulan Goswami both picked up a brace of wickets and there was one for Shika Pandey as India began their preparations for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 with a comprehensive win.

They play Bangladesh twice more, on Tuesday and Thursday.

© Cricket World 2014

 
Bangladesh v Pakistan - Fixtures & Results

4th March: 1st ODI, Chittagong
BAN 152 beat PAK 109 by 43 runs
6th March: 2nd ODI, Chittagong
BAN 88-7 beat PAK 87 by 3 wickets
8th March: 1st T20I, Chittagong
PAK 126-4 beat BAN 113-6 by 13 runs
15th March: 2nd T20I, Chittagong
PAK 120-7 beat BAN 86-8 by 34 runs
 
Bangladesh v India - Fixtures & Results

9th March: 1st T20I, Chittagong
IND 101-2 beat BAN 85 by 16 runs
11th March: 2nd T20I, Chittagong
IND 66-2 beat BAN 65-9 by 8 wickets
13th March: 3rd T20I, Chittagong
IND 82-3 beat BAN 81-8 by 7 wickets