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Tri-nation U-19 Women’s T20

Hosts Bangladesh make winning start

Published : 24 Jan 2024 10:45 PM | Updated : 25 Jan 2024 05:52 PM

Hosts Bangladesh started the Women's Under-19 tri-nation T20 cricket tournament with a winning note after defeating Sri Lanka in their inaugural match on Wednesday.

Organsied by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Women’s Under-19 tri-nation T20 tournament started at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium, Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. The young Tigresses defeated their Sri Lankan counterparts by five wickets with remaining nine balls off 20 overs competition. 

Led by Sumiya Akhter, Bangladesh decided to field first after winning the toss. Bangladesh U-19 bowlers restricted the Lankan women on 95 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs encounter.

Sri Lanka saw an initial blow losing two wickets before the team reaching 20 runs when they scored 18 runs in the six overs first power play losing the couple of wickets. 

The Islanders were reduced to 50 for four wickets and went to the back foot.

Middle order batter Reshmi was the highest scorer for the visitors with 21 runs while Gunaratne managed 19 runs, the second highest scorer.

Banagladeshi bowlers Rabeya and Nishita took three wickets each conceding 13 and 19 runs respectively. Later Rabeya Khatun was adjudged man of the match.

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Shaheen Imran was present as the chief guest in the opening ceremony when Police Superintendent of Cox’s Bazar Mahfuzul Islam was also present in the occasion.

Each team will face off each other twice in double-leg basis. The top two teams in the points table will qualify for the finals. The final of the tournament will take place on February 2.

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