Bangladesh’s first win in the World Cup after losing to Pakistan
The match on March 14 was considered as the real opportunity of Bangladesh since the publication of the schedule of the World Cup.
Where the opponent was Pakistan women’s cricket team. The Tigers really took advantage of that opportunity.
They lost to Pakistan and took their first victory in the World Cup.
Batting first at Seddon Park in Hamilton, Bangladesh scored 234 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs.
In reply, Pakistan women’s team could not score more than 225 runs for 9 wickets. Nigar Sultana Jyoti’s team won the World Cup by 9 runs.
Going to play ODI World Cup for the first time, Bangladesh women’s team got the first victory in their third match.
On the other hand, Pakistan lost 16 matches in a row in the ODI World Cup. The last time they saw victory in the 2009 World Cup.
Due to this victory, Bangladesh came to a parity with Pakistan in ODI format.
This is Bangladesh’s sixth win in 12 matches between the two teams. Bangladesh has won all three of the last three matches.
Pakistan made a good start in reply to Bangladesh’s 234 runs.
Sidra Amin and Nahida Khan added 91 runs in the opening over. Rumana Ahmed broke the tie in the 24th over of the innings. Nahida returned to the dressing room with 43 runs.
Later, captain Bismah Maruf added 74 runs with Sidra for the second wicket. Jahanara Alam returns Pakistan captain.
Bisman made 31 runs from 48 balls. Even then, Sidra Amin kept the hopes of the team alive by holding one end.
At number four, Umaima Sohail focused on increasing the run rate. At one stage Pakistan scored 173 runs for 2 wickets.
Then they needed 52 runs from the last 50 balls.
From that position Bangladesh took possession of the match.
From the last ball of the 42nd over of the innings to the last ball of the 44th over, Bangladesh took 5 wickets from 13 balls.
As a result, Pakistan became a team of 163 for 6 from 2 wickets. That’s when their chances of winning are almost gone.
Returning to the XI for the first time with this match, Fahima Khatun took two wickets in the 44th over and a run out in that over.
Rumana also took a wicket in the 43rd over. Bangladesh took control of the match with 5 wickets in just 5 runs.
Still, Sidra Amin was playing with hope. His bat is Pakistan’s first century in the World Cup. Sidra Amin, who scored 104 off 140 balls, was run out in the 47th over. His departure ensured the victory of Bangladesh. However, Pakistan was not all out in the end.
Fahima Khatun took maximum 3 wickets for Bangladesh with the ball. Besides, Rumana took 2 wickets, Salma 1 and Jahanara took 1 wicket each.
Earlier, the girls of Bangladesh lost 6 wickets in 50 overs and scored 234 runs. Which is the highest team collection of Bangladesh women’s team in their ODI history.
The Tigers scored 211 runs for 9 wickets against Pakistan in November 2019. On top of that, Nigar Sultana Jyoti’s team got a challenging score of 234 runs today.
Farzana Haque Pinky, Sharmin Akhter Supta and Nigar Sultana Jyoti have spread the light with the bat in this record collecting innings of Bangladesh.
Farzana Pinki is the first Bangladeshi batsman to hit back-to-back fifty in the Women’s World Cup.
Like the previous two matches, Shamima Sultana and Sharmin Supta gave a good start to the opening match. Shamima was dismissed for 18 runs at the head of the team’s 36 runs. After that Supta and Pinky made a pair of 42 runs.
It seemed that Supta would be seen as the second batsman of Bangladesh. But Supta lost her wicket after being bowled by Umaima Sohail for 44 runs. He had six fours in his 55-ball innings.
Pinky and Jyoti added 96 runs for the third wicket. Like Supta, Jyoti got stuck too close to Fifty.
Fatima Sana’s leg was cut off before the end of her innings of 48 off 64 balls. Jyoti could not save the wicket even with the review.
Although Supta and Jyoti missed the opportunity, Farzana Pinki did nothing wrong. Pinky, who scored 52 runs in the previous match, also picked up fifty in this match.
This is the ninth time in his ODI career that he has touched fifty. With his bat, Bangladesh collected 200 runs.
Farzana Pinki and Fahima Khatun were bowled out for two in a row in the 48th over of the innings. Pakistan succeeds with reviews in both the outs.
In her career-best innings, Pinky made 61 off 115 balls with five fours.
Star all-rounder Rumana Ahmed played a cameo of 18 runs from 13 balls. In the end, Ritu Moni scored 11 off 13 balls and Salma Khatun scored 11 off 10 balls.
The Tigers have managed to hit only two boundaries in the last 12 overs.
Nashra Sindhu has taken maximum 3 wickets for Pakistan. Besides, Nida Dar, Fatima Sana and Umaima Sohail took one wicket each.