India opened the Women’s World Twenty20 with a 72-run victory over Bangladesh.
Captain Mithali Raj made 42 off 35 balls, Harmanpreet Kaur 40 from 29 and Vellaswamy Vanitha 38 off 24 in India’s 163-5 in Bangalore.
Anuja Patil claimed 2-16 and Poonam Yadav 2-17 as Bangladesh managed only 91-5 en route to their second heaviest T20 defeat in terms of runs.
New Zealand play Sri Lanka at 14:00 GMT on Tuesday, while England face Bangladesh at 10:00 on Thursday.
The men’s tournament gets under way at 14:00 GMT on Tuesday when India meet New Zealand in Nagpur.
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