India on verge of qualifying for ICC Women's World Cup

However, the complexion of the game changed once Indian skipper Mithali Raj arrived.

Bangladesh women's cricket team will face India in the six-team Super League of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers at Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC), Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday.

Asked to bat, India got off to a slow start, scoring only 14 off the first 10 overs. She and opener Mona Meshram lifted the team's score with a fine 96-run second-wicket stand to help put up a competitive 205 for eight.

Player-of-the-match Mithali's 64 came off 85 balls with 10 fours, while Meshram scored 55 (85b, 5x4, 2x6).

With a plenty to play for, Sri Lanka meet South Africa in a quest to maintain winning form.

The Pakistani side has played four matches in the competition so far and has won three matches and lost one against South Africa.

In other matches, India Women defeated South Africa by 49 runs, while Bangladesh defeated Ireland by seven wickets.

Following the dismissals of the two in the 16 and 18 over respectively, wicketkeeper Prasadani Weerakkody (45) and Kaushalya took the reins and registered an 88-run partnership to make Sri Lanka's win all but imminent.

To storm the ICC Women's World Cup, Bangladesh have to stay in the top four of the points table after the Super League battles to join with defending champion Australia, England, New Zealand and the West Indies who have qualified automatically after finishing in the top four of the ICC Women's Championship.



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