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Bangladesh stun India by 7 wickets in Women’s Asia Cup

India lost to Bangladesh in their third match of Asia Cup by 7 wickets at the Kinrara Academy Oval Kuala Lumpur. This was India’s first ever defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in any format and also their first loss in the tournament since 2012.

Mithali Raj, rested in the last match against Thailand, was back in the squad. She opened the innings with Smriti Mandhana after India won the toss and elected to bat first. But both the openers were back in the pavilion with the scorecard at 26. Pooja Vastrakar  and Harmanpreet Kaur slightly rejuvenated the innings but soon Pooja fell at her personal score of 20. Deepti Sharma joined the skipper and made a sensible 32. Harmanpreet scored 42 runs. India ended their innings at 141 for 7.

Bangladesh chased the score easily with Fargana Hoque and Rumana Ahmed responsible batting of 52* and 42. They had a match-wining 93-run third wicket partnership. Earlier, during the Indian innings, Rumana Ahmed bagged three wickets conceding 21 runs. She was declared the ‘Player of the Match’.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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