Women's T20 WC:

Women’s T20 WC: India beat Bangladesh by 18 runs to move top of Group A in the Women’s T20 World Cup.

India reached 142-6, the most noteworthy score of the competition up until this point, with Shafali Verma, 16, making 39 from 17 balls.

Nigar Sultana Joty made 35 to give Bangladesh trust yet they faltered through the pursuit, with leg-spinner Poonam Yadav intriguing with 3-18.

India have taken the maximum four points from their two games after their stun prevails upon Australia in the opener.

With Bangladesh requiring an improbable 22 from the last finished, Shikha Pandy yielded only three runs and asserted one wicket to wrap up a persuading succeed at the Waca in Perth.

India plays New Zealand next on Thursday in Melbourne, while Bangladesh faces Australia around the same time in Canberra.

Requested to bat first by Bangladesh, who won their previous two experiences, India got off to a flyer through Verma.

She struck two fours and four sixes, cudgeling the Bangladesh opening bowlers before mis-hitting a cut to mid-off Shamima Sultana, who shuffled the ball twice before sticking on.

Having dashed to 92-3, India lost wickets routinely, including a humorous run out that saw both Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy jumping to make their ground at a similar end.

Yet, India was helped by some poor Bangladesh handling, three discovers going down as Veda Krishnamurthy hustled through a run-a-ball 20 to push India over the 140-mark.

Bangladesh never truly got moving accordingly. They lost Sultana to the second over of their pursuit and India was consistently in charge of the run-rate.

By and by, Poonam and her moderate leg-turn were key for India, with players incapable to get this show on the road pace ready. She will be critical to their expectations of winning a first World T20 trophy.

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