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Tri-Nation U-19 Women’s T-20

Bangladesh win over Pakistan

Published : 27 Jan 2024 09:15 PM

Hosts Bangladesh Women’s U-19 cricket team keep their winning streak at the Tri-Nation T-20 series after defeating their Pakistani counterparts on Saturday.   

Organsied by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), led by Sumaiya Akhter, Bangladesh won the match by 36 runs at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium, Cox’s Bazar.  

The young Tigresses won the toss and decided to bat first. Sumaiya Akter sides collected 136 runs losing four wickets in 20 overs. 

Suborna and Eva scored 24 runs in the first wicket partnership. Eva was caught and bowled by left arm orthodox bowler Anosha Nasir. Eva managed six runs from 10 balls with one four. 

Sumaiya scored tee am highest 32 runs followed by 31 from Tani when Suborna and Rabeya were the other notable contributors for Bangladesh with scoring 24 and 23 runs respectively. Pakistani bowlers Anosha Nasir claimed two wickets conceding 22 runs, while Mahnoor Aftab and Maham Anees bagged one wicket apiece conceding 25 and 13 runs respectively. 

Chasing the target of 137 runs Pakistan women’s innings was ended just on 100 runs losing seven wickets. Opening batter Eyman Fatima was the top scorer for the team. She scored 39 from 43 balls with five boundaries and a huge six. Samiya Afsar 25, Komal Khan 14 and Laiba Nasir not out 10, three other batters could reach to double figure.

Pakistan started their innings with confident and steady. They scored 51 runs in the opening partnership from 10.3 overs losing one wicket. But Bangladeshi bowlers turned the match within a short time, with taking four wickets for 24 runs. At one stage their score was 75 for five after 16.1 overs. Pakistan lost another two wickets after adding 25 runs.  

Bangladeshi spinner Afifa Ashima took two wickets conceding 12 runs while Rabeya Khan and Faria Akhter claimed one wicket each for 10 and 17 runs respectively.              

Meanwhile, the young Tigresses defeated their Sri Lankan counterparts by five wickets at the same venue in their opening match on January 25.