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BAN-W Vs IND-W | Radha's Spin Magic, Hemalatha's Blitz Lead India To 2-nil In Series

Smriti Mandhana & Dayalan Hemalatha guided India to a win (Twitter)Smriti Mandhana & Dayalan Hemalatha guided India to a win (Twitter)

Brief Scores: Bangladesh Women - 119/10 (20 overs) [Murshida Khatun: 46 (49), Ritu Moni: 20 (18); Radha Yadav 3/19 (4), Deepti Sharma 2/47 (14)] lost to India Women: 47/1 (5.2 overs) [Dayalan Hemlatha: 41* (24), Smriti Mandhana: 5* (7); Marufa Akter 1/11 (2.2), Fariha Trisna 0/11 (1)] by 19 runs (DLS Method).

India Women triumphed over Bangladesh Women by 19 runs via the DLS method in a rain-interrupted second T20I in Sylhet on Tuesday.

Bangladesh's Hopes Dim by Radha Yadav's Spin Brilliance

Bangladesh Women opted to bat first but failed to capitalize fully on their decision. The innings began on a shaky note as opener Dilara Akter was dismissed for just 10 runs.

Despite a gritty knock of 46 from Murshida Khatun, who anchored the innings, and some crucial runs from Ritu Moni, who scored a brisk 20 off 18 balls, the Bangladesh batting lineup couldn't withstand India's spin attack. 

Sobhana Mostary chipped in with 19, but the team lost momentum towards the end, crumbling under pressure as they were bowled out for 119.

Radha Yadav spun a web around the opposition with impressive figures of 3/19 in her quota of four overs. She was ably supported by Deepti Sharma, who kept things tight, conceding just 14 runs for her two scalps.

Shreyanka Patil also contributed with two wickets, but Renuka Singh Thakur had a day to forget, leaking 40 runs without any wicket in her four overs.

Hemalatha Shines in Rain-Shortened Chase, Pushing India Past DLS Target

Facing a modest target, India Women were off to a rocky start as opener Shafali Verma departed for a golden duck. However, Dayalan Hemalatha, returning to the side, seized the moment.

Promoted up the batting order, Hemalatha blazed through the Bangladesh bowling, smashing two sixes and five fours in a quickfire innings that put India ahead of the game.

Her explosive batting ensured India was well above the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) par score when rain stopped play at 47/1 in just 5.2 overs, effectively sealing the victory with India 19 runs ahead.

Marufa Akter was the only successful bowler for Bangladesh, picking up the lone wicket and conceding a mere 11 runs in her 14 balls. However, the rest of the Bangladesh attack failed to fire, with Khatun, Trisna, and Nahida all proving costly, each conceding over 10 runs an over.

This lack of control with the ball allowed India to escape with an easy win, despite the weather's best efforts to dampen the proceedings. 

With this win, India Women have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The third T20I will be played on Thursday, May 2 at the same venue in Sylhet.