Thanks to opening pair stand of 71 runs between Nigar Sultana and Sanjida Islam that helped Bangladesh secure a huge 92-run margin victory over Nepal in the Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, reports UNB.
With the day's result, Bangladesh harvested their second successive win to take the second slot in the points table of the six-nation tournament, collecting four points from three outings, having two wins and one loss. Hapless Nepla played out three matches, but remained pointless conceding consecutive defeats.
In the day's match, chasing a target of 134, Nepalese were forced to bundled out especially by spinner Fahima Khatun's wicket haul of 4/8, collecting 41 runs in 17.3 overs.
Rana Magar scored 15 off 14 balls, including three boundaries, to be the only double figure scorer for the side in her number-two position.
Player of the match 'Fahima' delivered four overs for her four-for while Nahida Akter bagged two wickets for economic two runs in 3.3 overs.
Jahanara Alam, Rumana Ahmed, Panna Ghosh and Suraya Azmim took one wicket each for 2, 7, 8 and 14 runs respectively.
Bangladesh collected 133 for 4 in 20 overs riding on their opening partnership figure of 71 in 11.3 overs between Nigar Sultana and Sanjida Islam.
Nigar Sultana scored 39 off 41 balls, including a boundary, and was caught by Indu Barma off Rubina Belbashi's bowling, leaving team total at 103/3 in 16.3 overs.
Opener Sanjida Islam fired five boundaries off 40 balls to figure 35 runs and was caught and bowled by Sangita Rai to depart from opening pair.
Shaila Sharmin scored 19 runs while skipper Rumana Ahmed added not out 17 to be other double figure scorers for the side, elected to bat first after winning the toss.
Delivering four overs each, Sangita Rai captured two wickets for 31 runs while Sita Rana Magar and Rubina Belbashi took one wicket apiece for 18 and 28 runs.
Bangladesh started their campaign in a dismal way losing to defending champion India by 64-run in the tournament opener, then back on the winning track with a 35-run victory over the hosts Thailand, followed by the day's huge 92-run margin victory.