Bangladesh women blow away Nepalese

Dhaka,  Tue,  26 September 2017
Published : 29 Nov 2016, 19:58:34

Bangladesh women blow away Nepalese

The women cricketers posted a big win at the ACC Women’s T20 Asian Cup in Thailand by routing Nepal on Tuesday. The national women’s team defeated the Nepalese by 92 runs to lift Bangladesh to the second position in the tournament.

With this victory, Bangladesh four points from three matches to secure the 2nd spot in the table behind India who have so far collected full six points.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Bangladesh set a target of 134 for Nepal to win.

Bangladesh lost only four wickets to make 133. Opener Sanjida Islam made 35 runs facing 40 balls hitting five fours. Nigar Sultana and Shaila Sharmin contributed 39 and 19 runs respectively.

Sangita Rai of Nepal sent two Bangladeshi batswomen back to the pavilion as Rubina Chhetry and Sita Rana Magar grabbed a wicket apiece.

Chasing the 134, Nepal batswomen faced difficulties from Bangladesh bowlers and they folded their innings in 17.3 overs, making only 41 runs.

Fahima Khatun sent four Nepal batswomen back to the pavilion. Nepal’s topscorer was Sita Rana Magar who collected only 15 runs, according to a news agency. – bz

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