The Indian women’s cricket team staged an impressive comeback in the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, leveling it 1-1 with a resounding victory in Dhaka. In this thrilling encounter, 22-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues emerged as the star performer, displaying her prowess with both the bat and the ball.
However, amidst the post-match celebrations, there was a momentary slip-up from the presenter, who mistakenly addressed Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur as Jemimah. Harmanpreet, quick-witted and unfazed, delivered a mic drop moment as she corrected the presenter with a simple yet impactful reply, “Harmanpreet Kaur. Thank you,” leaving a wry smile on her face. The presenter promptly apologized for his error.
“Thank you very much, Jemimah and congratulations”
“Harmanpreet Kaur, thank you”
— shreya (@shreyab27) July 19, 2023
Bangladesh’s decision to field first after winning the toss put the Indian women to the test. Smriti Mandhana and Priya Punia opened the innings, contributing 36 and 7 runs, respectively, before being dismissed by Rabeya Khatun and Marufa Akter. Yastika Bhatia fell victim to a run-out after scoring 15 runs.
Harmanpreet and Jemimah took charge, propelling India to a commanding position with their half-century knocks of 52 and 86 runs, respectively. Harleen Deol also made a valuable contribution of 25 runs, guiding India to a total of 228 for 8 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.
Not content with her remarkable batting performance, Jemimah continued to wreak havoc with the ball, claiming four wickets in a devastating spell. Her victims included Ritu Moni, skipper Nigar Sultana, Nahida Akter, and Marufa Akter. Devika Vaidhya also displayed her bowling prowess, taking three wickets by dismissing Fargana Hoque, Rabeya Khatun, and Sultana Khatun.
Meghna Singh, Deepti Sharma, and Sneh Rana chipped in with a wicket each, successfully restricting Bangladesh to a meager total of 120 runs.
With the series tantalizingly poised, the fate of the trophy will be decided in the third and final ODI on July 22nd. The stage is set for another thrilling encounter as both teams vie for supremacy in this exciting series.