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Bangladesh women lose first match despite good start

Bangladesh Tigresses secure place in group stage for the first time

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CRICDOT DESK : Having got the opportunity for the first time in the ICC ODI World Cup, the girls of Bangladesh did not have a good start. Although the tigers have shown good performance with the ball. But in the end did not save. The batsmen could not bring the desired victory.

South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 32 runs in Dunedin on Saturday. Jahanara-Farihad batted first and the Proteas were bowled out for 206 with one ball remaining. In order to pick up the first victory, the representatives of Lal Sabuj stopped at 165 runs from 49.3 balls after batting for 206 runs.

Bangladesh made a good start with the bat. Two openers Shamima Sultana and Sharmin Akhtar put on an unbroken 69-run stand. When Shamima was dismissed for 26 in the third delivery of the 20th over, Sharmin did not last long. He returned to the dressing room after playing a patient innings of 34 off 65 balls.

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From then on, Bangladesh started losing wickets at regular intervals. However, middle-order batsman Rumana Ahmed and captain Nigar Sultana scored 21 and 29 runs respectively. After that no one could reach the double digit mark except the innings of 26 runs from 36 balls.

Ayabanga Khaka is one of the most successful bowlers in South Africa. He has taken 4 wickets with 32 runs in 10 overs. Masabata class got two wickets with 36 runs. Ismail and Marijen got one wicket each.

Earlier, after losing the toss, none of the Proteas batsmen could score a half-century in the controlled bowling of Bangladeshi bowlers. Marijan Cape scored the highest 42 runs. 41 comes from the bat of opener Laura Volvert.

Fariha Trisha is the most successful Bangladeshi bowler. He took 3 wickets for 35 runs. Jahanara Alam and Ritu Moni took two wickets each.

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