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India's Bowlers Too Strong For Bangladesh

Jhulan Goswami in action
Jhulan Goswami was one of two Indian bowlers to take two wickets
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India Women 66-2 (Pandey 23) beat
Bangladesh Women 65-9 by 8 wickets
Second Twenty20 International, Chittagong

India Women moved into an unassailable 2-0 series lead over Bangladesh Women with a comprehensive eight-wicket win in the second Twenty20 International in Chittagong.

Their bowlers set victory up by restricting Bangladesh to just 65 for nine batting first, leaving a modest target to overhaul.

India reached 66 for two in 12.3 overs to seal an emphatic win.

Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat but just as they had in the opening game, found it hard to score against India's experienced attack.

Openers Ayesha Rahman (10) and Sanjida Islam (5) were both run out before Poonam Yadav removed Rumana Ahmed and Salma Khatun without scoring to leave the hosts on 19 for four in the eighth over.

Farzana Haque made 18 in 36 balls to try to revive the innings, but with only Nuzhat Tasnia (11) and Panna Ghosh (11 not out) also reaching double figures, they closed on a disappointing total.

Yadav finished with two for nine from two overs, Jhulan Goswami returned two for 15 and there was one wicket for Shikha Pandey.

Lata Mondal (1) and Fahima Khatun (2) were also run out.

There were no such worries for India, who opened with Pandey (23) and Madhuri Meheta (15). The pair put on 45 together before Pandey fell to Panna Ghosh and Meheta was dismissed by Rumana seven balls later.

Harmanpreet Kaur was unbeaten on two while Goswami hit four fours to finish unbeaten on 18 in 13 balls.

The third and final match is in two days before Bangladesh play Pakistan in the second game of their series on Sunday.

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