Skipper Salma Khatun and pace bowler Panna Ghosh grabbed two wickets apiece as Bangladesh restricted India to 142-6 in their ICC Twenty20 World Cup opener at Perth, Australia on Monday.
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first, which was justified well by skipper Salma Khatun herself as she removed Indian opener Tania Bhatia for 2.India hit back in style through Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues, who gave the scoreboard a rapid pace and shared 37-run.
Verma was at her attacking best, hitting 39 off just 17, with two fours and four sixes.
After Panna Ghosh dismissed Verma, Bangladesh started hurling the baton with some quick wickets. They also fielded well and inflicted two run outs including Rodrigues who threatened for a bigger thing. She was out on 34.
After a middle order collapse, India regrouped well at the death overs, thanks to Veda Krishnamurthy who blasted 20 off 9 with four boundaries to help the side propel past 140.
Both Panna and Salma conceded 25 runs in four overs to claim two wickets.
India in their first match beat hosts Australia by 17 runs.