India captain Mithali Raj‘s battle in the ongoing continued as she registered her second career golden duck in ODI cricket through the crucial league game towards Bangladesh on the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday. With the dismissal, Mithali scripted an unwanted Girls’s World Cup record.
Mithali has proven signs of battle within the ongoing event. After scoring 31 against arch-rivals Pakistan in India’s event opener, Mithali managed scores of 5 and 1 within the matches towards New Zealand and West Indies respectively before bouncing again strong and replying her critics in fashion with a valiant 68 towards Australia final week. However the India skipper on Tuesday walked again with a wry smile after incurring a delicate dismissal in her very first supply of the sport.
It was a fullish supply, round off, from Ritu Moni within the sixteenth over, a supply after she dismissed Shafali Verma for 42. Mithali pressed ahead for a drive, but the ball chipped away straight to Fahima Khatun at cowl.
This was Mithali’s seventh career duck in ODI cricket and second golden duck. The one different time she suffered the same dismissal was towards South Africa in 2017 Girls’s World Cup.
With each of her golden duck dismissal happening in an ODI World Cup game, Mithali turned the primary captain the event historical past to endure two such dismissals. Mithali additionally stays the one India captain to file a golden duck in Girls’s World Cup.
Talking about the game, India had opted to bat first in Hamilton in what’s a do-or-die game for the Girls in Blue. India had gotten off to an amazing begin with the opening pair of Smriti Mandhana and Shafali stitching a 74-run stand earlier than the spin duo of Ritu and Nahida Akhter wreaked havoc to rapidly reduce India to 5 down.