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Bangladesh Women Lost T20I Series Against India

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The Bangladesh Women lost the T20I series against India held at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The Tigresses fell short in their pursuit of a 96-run target set by India Women in the second T20I. India women, emerging victorious by eight runs, secured the series win, having triumphed in the first match by seven wickets.

The match was finely poised as the game entered its final stages. Bangladesh required 14 runs from the last two overs, with five wickets in hand and the score at 82/5 after 18 overs. The team’s skipper, Nigar Sultana Joty, was at the crease, showing great determination with her score of 35.

However, Bangladesh’s hopes were dashed when Joty was stumped on the fifth ball of the 19th over, having scored a valuable 38 runs. This dismissal triggered a stunning collapse as Bangladesh lost their remaining four wickets for just one run. Consequently, they were bowled out for 87 runs, falling short of their target.

Joty’s contribution with the bat stood out in an otherwise disappointing batting performance by the Bangladesh side. She was the top-scorer with her gritty 38-run innings. Unfortunately, none of her teammates managed to reach double digits, and the extras contributed 18 runs to the team’s total.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first, India struggled to build a substantial total, posting 95 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Initially, Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma provided a solid start, racing to 30 runs within the first four overs. However, Bangladesh made a breakthrough in the fifth over by dismissing Mandhana for 13 runs.


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The sixth over proved to be pivotal for Bangladesh as Sultana Khatun struck twice, dismissing Shafali for 19 runs on the first ball and then removing the Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, on the very next delivery. These quick wickets provided Bangladesh with a surge of momentum, leading to a period of regular wicket-taking in the middle overs. As a result, India found it difficult to accelerate their scoring rate and were restricted to a modest total of 95 runs.

Sultana was the standout bowler for Bangladesh, claiming three wickets while conceding 21 runs. Fahima Khatun also made a notable contribution by picking up two wickets. Their disciplined bowling efforts helped keep India in check and gave their team a realistic chance of chasing down the target.

However, in the end, India’s Shafali Verma produced a stunning display of bowling in the final over, taking three wickets and ensuring Bangladesh fell short of victory. The home team required ten runs in the last over, but Verma’s superb spell closed out the match in favor of India.

With this victory, India Women secured the series win, showcasing their dominance in the limited-overs format against Bangladesh. While Bangladesh Women showed glimpses of brilliance, they will need to work on their batting performance and build partnerships to pose a stronger challenge in future encounters. The series served as a valuable learning experience for both teams and highlighted the growing prominence of women’s cricket in Bangladesh.


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