Bangladesh take Pakistan as the prey both in male and female
CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh women’s cricket team made history. The team won its first World Cup. Again against strong Pakistan in cricket. Bangladesh lost to Pakistan by 9 runs on Monday. The match started at 4 am Bangladesh time in Hamilton. Earlier, Bangladesh women set a record against Pakistan by batting.
Bangladesh girls scored 234 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs, which is the highest team collection of Bangladesh women’s team in their ODI history. The Tigers scored 211 runs for 9 wickets against Pakistan in November 2019. On top of that, Nigar Sultana Jyoti’s team got a challenging score of 234 runs today.
Chasing 235 runs, Salma-Romana’s cannon stopped Pakistan’s innings at 225 runs for 9 wickets. Pak opener Sidra Amin’s century failed. Before being run out, the Pak opener made 104 runs off 140 balls with 6 boundaries.
Another opener Nahida Khan also played well. He made 43 runs from 8 balls. After that captain Bismah Maruf scored 31 runs and when Jahanara’s ball was out, none of the Pak batsmen could stand.
With the impeccable batting of the top-order three batsmen, it seemed that Salma Khatun would have to return with a bitter taste of defeat. But no; Bowler Fahima Khatun turned the whole match in favor of Pakistan and put Bangladesh in the driver’s seat.
He took 3 wickets for 36 runs in 6 overs. After returning Umaima Suhail for 10, he did not allow Alia Riaz and Fatima Sana to open the scoring. After trapping the two in lbw and returning them to the toilet, the match turned out to be for Bangladesh.
In the end, the tail enders tried but could not reach the port of victory. If Diana Beg was lbw for 12 off Salma Khatun, Pakistan could not score more than 225 runs. Fahima Khatun is the most successful bowler for Bangladesh, taking 3 wickets for 36 runs. Rumana Ahmed took two wickets, Salma Khatun and Jahanara got one each.
Earlier, Farzana Haque Pinki, Sharmin Akhter Supta and Nigar Sultana Jyoti spread the light with the bat. Farzana Pinki is the first Bangladeshi batsman to hit back-to-back fifty in the Women’s World Cup. Shamima Sultana and Sharmin Supta gave a good start to the opening match. Shamima was dismissed for 18 runs at the head of the team’s 36 runs. After that Supta and Pinky made a pair of 42 runs.
Supta lost his wicket after being bowled by Umaima Sohail for 44 runs. He had six fours in his 55-ball innings. Pinky and Jyoti added 96 runs for the third wicket. Like Supta, Jyoti got stuck too close to Fifty. Fatima Sana’s leg was cut off before the end of her innings of 48 off 64 balls.
Although Supta and Jyoti missed the opportunity, Farzana Pinki did nothing wrong. Pinky, who had scored 52 runs in the previous match, also picked up fifty in this match, which is the ninth touchdown in her ODI career. With his bat, Bangladesh collected 200 runs.
Farzana Pinki and Fahima Khatun were bowled out for two in the 48th over of the innings. Pakistan succeeds with reviews in both the outs. Pinky made 61 off 115 balls with 5 fours in the career best innings. Star all-rounder Rumana Ahmed played a cameo of 18 runs from 13 balls. In the end, Ritu Moni scored 11 off 13 balls and Salma Khatun scored 11 off 10 balls. The Tigers have managed to hit only two boundaries in the last 12 overs.
Nashra Sindhu has taken maximum 3 wickets for Pakistan. Besides, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana and Umaima Sohail took one wicket each.