Dhaka: India Women held their nerve to pull off a nail-biting eight-run victory over Bangladesh Women in the second T20I of the series in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Women restricted India Women to 95 for 8, their lowest-ever total against Bangladesh in the women’s T20I. However, India Women bounced back to bowl Bangladesh Women out for 87 in 20 overs.
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The two young Indian spinners, Minnu Mani and Anusha Bareddy made early inroads before the experienced duo of Deepti Sharma and Shafali Verma pulled off a heist with controlled bowling in the 19th and 20th over.
Shafali in fact got all her wickets in the final over in which she gave away only a solitary run when 10 were needed with four wickets intact.
Bangladesh Women’s skipper Nigar Sultana top-scored for her team with 38 runs, but she was unable to finish the game off as she was stumped by Yastika Bhatia in the penultimate over.
The win gives India Women an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, with the third and final match to be played on Thursday.