Raj, Raut, Naidu Set Up India Win
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.
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