Tigresses lose to India
DHAKA : Poor batting display by Bangladesh women team allowed their India counterpart to record an emphatic nine-wicket in the 5th super six match of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier held on Friday at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo.
Chasing a winning target of 156 runs, The Indian side hardly had to sweat as they comfortable reached home making 158 runs in 33.3 overs for the loss of one wicket.
After the departure of opener Deepti Sharma, another opener Mona Meshram (78 n.o) pairing with her captain Mithali Raj (73 n.o) took the team the destination contributing an unbeaten 136 runs partnership for the second wicket stand.
Meshram hammered 12 boundaries during her 92 ball stay on the crease while Raj cracked ten boundaries and an over boundary from 87 balls.
Khadija Tul Kubra took the lone India wicket conceding 37 runs.
Earlier, fierce bowling display by the Indian bowlers restricted
Bangladesh at a small total of 155 for 8 in 50 overs, after Bangladesh were sent to bat first by India.
After losing early wickets, Bangladesh consolidated with their third wicket stand of 62 in 23.2 overs but India managed to keep regular inroad and denied their opponents to make a decent total.
Fargana Hoque’s 50 was the highest score in Bangladesh’s dilapidated innings. She played 107 balls in her innings that studded five boundaries.
Sharmin Akhter contributed 35 runs from 82 balls.
For India, Manshi Joshi grabbed three wickets conceding 25 runs while Devika Viadya bagged two wickets giving away 17 runs.
Bangladesh will play their last super six match against host Sri Lanka on Sunday (February 19). The Tigresses must have to win the match to progress from the Super Six stage to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup this summer in England.
Earlier, Bangladesh recorded an overwhelming seven-wicket victory over Ireland in their first super six match held on Wednesday.