Perth: India avenged their Asia Cup final defeat against Bangladesh as they defeated them by 18 runs to register their 2nd straight win in Group A of the ongoing tournament.
Propelled to 142 for 6 by a typical Shafali Verma start, a solid Jemimah Rodrigues hand and a much-needed Veda Krishnamurthy cameo towards the end, the bowlers then stepped up in the second half to add two more points to their tally.
Poonam Yadav picked 3 wickets while Shikha Pandey closed things off for India to ensure an easy win for India.
The 16-year-old Verma smashed a 17-ball 39, including four sixes, to steer India to 142 to six before the bowlers took charge and restricted Bangladesh to 124 for 8 in their 20 overs to win the match by 18 runs.
While Verma was the star of the show, 19-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues also impressed with a measured 34 from 37, and Pandey is confident the world will be seeing more of the same from the exciting young pair in Australia.
Bangladesh will play Australia next, while India will next face New Zealand.