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Easy win for India

Cox’s Bazar: Captain Mithali Raj scored a half-century as Indian women’s team beat hosts Bangladesh by 16 runs in the first T20 International here on Sunday starting their preparations for World T20 tournament in right earnest.

Opting to bat, India scored 101 for one in 20 overs with Mithali Raj scoring an unbeaten 55 and Poonam Raut stroked 42 as the duo added 98 runs for the unbroken second wicket stand.

Mithali hit four boundaries in his 64-ball knock while Raut had two fours in 46 balls.

India did not let Bangladesh settle at all during their chase, as Shikha Pandey and Jhulan Goswami ran through the team’s top order.

They were skittled out for just 85 with Rumana Ahmed being the top scorer for them with 21 runs.