In the second women’s ODI in Mirpur, Jemimah Rodrigues turned in an all-around performance by scoring a career-high 86 runs and then adding four wickets with her part-time off-spin. This helped India defeat Bangladesh by 108 runs to tie the series.
India faced a difficult scenario after being called to bat first, but they were still able to put on a solid batting performance. Jemimah Rodrigues (86 off 78), the captain, and Harman Preet Kaur (52) worked well together to create a crucial 73-run standoff 91 deliveries for the fourth wicket.
India’s efforts helped the team reach a respectable total of 228 for eight, showing a marked improvement from their surprising defeat in the previous ODI. It was a great match to which led to series of victories.
However, a notable 68-run combination stood out. Bangladesh’s pursuit of the aim got off to a shaky start. Ritu Moni (27 off 46) and Fargana Hoque (47 off 81) put up a significant 68-run partnership off 92 balls that gave Bangladesh hope for a potential series victory over India, which would have been an exceptional feat.
However, they both fell quickly one after the other, as Bangladesh went from 106 for three to 120 all out in 35.1 overs. With four wickets for three runs in 3.1 overs, Jemimah finished with impressive stats, and leggie Devika Vaidya struck three times leading her to make goals.
The final ODI was played on Saturday where they got the opportunity to bat first. They managed to set up a decent total. It is expected to be a great match in the next two days. Smriti Mandhna was all set to captain from their side when Bangladesh was batting.
Jemimah returned to her form and with a stroke play she led India up the ante at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.