2nd Women’s ODI: Jemimah, Harmanpreet fifties take India to 228/8 vs Bangladesh

India’s women’s cricket team made an impressive comeback in the second One Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh, led by Jemimah Rodrigues, who scored a remarkable 86 off 78 balls. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur also contributed with a patient knock of 52 off 88 balls, helping India reach a much-improved total of 228 for eight.

Bangladesh, after winning the toss, chose to bowl first in hopes of taking advantage of favorable bowling conditions. However, India’s strong batting display quickly put them on the defensive.

India made two strategic changes to their playing XI compared to the first ODI, where they suffered a defeat by 40 runs. Harleen Deol and Meghna Singh were included in the side, replacing Bareddy Anusha and Pooja Vastrakar, aiming to bolster their batting and bowling line-up.

Opener Smriti Mandhana provided a solid foundation with a crucial contribution of 36, while Harleen Deol added 25 runs to the scoreboard.

India’s comeback in the second ODI showcases their determination to level the series against Bangladesh. With a well-balanced team and standout performances from key players like Rodrigues and Kaur, India appears well-prepared to challenge their opponents.

The final score in the match was India: 228 for 8 in 50 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 88, Harmanpreet Kaur 52, Smriti Mandhana 36, Harleen Deol 25; Sultana Khatun 2/41, Nahida Akter 2/37) vs Bangladesh.