In yet another display of their struggles against spin bowling, Indian batters failed to impress as Bangladesh maintained their composure to secure a well-deserved four-wicket consolation victory in the third and final women’s T20 International on Thursday.
Opting to bat first, India delivered another underwhelming batting performance, finishing with a meager total of 102 for nine.
Initially, it appeared that Bangladesh, who had previously struggled to chase a target of 96, were heading towards a self-destructive path once again. However, they managed to overcome their challenges and successfully crossed the finish line in 18.1 overs.
Despite sealing the series with a 2-1 victory, India’s performance left much to be desired. The upcoming three-match ODI series between the two teams is set to commence on July 16.
One of the major disappointments for India was their batting on spin-friendly pitches, as the batters struggled to exert pressure on the slow bowlers. With the exception of captain Harmanpreet Kaur, none of the batters managed to hit a single six throughout the three games.
However, among the few positive highlights for India was the impressive performance of rookie off-spinner Minnu Mani.
As the new head coach takes charge of the team, there will be plenty of work to be done before India returns to compete in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh next year.