1st T20I: All round India eves beat Bangladesh by 49 runs

Poonam's 75 came off 56 balls with 10 hits to the fence while Thirush Kamini took 72 balls for her 56-run knock which contained seven boundaries.

updated: April 02, 2013 16:09 IST
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Vadodara: Poonam Raut and Thirush Kamini scored contrasting half-centuries in a 130-run opening stand as India thrashed Bangladesh by 49 runs in the first Twenty20 international to a take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Vadodara on Tuesday.

Asked to bat, India responded well by scoring a challenging 143 for three as Poonam (75) and Thirush (56) almost batted through the innings.

The stand was broken in the 18th over when Bangladesh skipper Salma Khatun castled Kamini. Khatun, who bowls off-spin, took all three wickets that fell in Indian innings.

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