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Bangladesh Women Tie ODI Series With India

Shakib's innings eventually came to an end in the ninth over, as he was lured forward by a deceptive delivery from Usman Qadir. The sharp turn and bounce left Shakib stranded, and the wicketkeeper Azam Khan made no mistake in taking off the bails. Disappointed but having made a significant impact, Shakib walked off the field after a commendable 24-ball 36. However, the Montreal Tigers' run chase was far from over, as the hard-hitting Chris Lynn stepped up to continue the assault. Known for his aggressive batting style, Lynn was in no mood to show mercy to the Panthers' bowlers. He unleashed a barrage of boundaries and sixes, keeping the scoreboard ticking at a rapid pace. Lynn's fantastic performance was a sight to see. He scored 64 runs in 45 balls, hitting nine fours and a massive six. Partnering with Sherfane Rutherford, they formed a strong team and added 59 runs together, leaving the Panthers' bowlers confused. Lynn's strength and Rutherford's skill helped the Tigers win by seven wickets with 4.1 overs remaining. Earlier in the match, Shakib Al Hasan had already displayed his prowess with the ball, picking up a crucial wicket for 28 runs. Alongside him, the left-arm seamer Kaleem Sana showcased a sensational display of swing bowling, bagging three wickets for just eight runs. The duo's impressive performance significantly contributed to restricting the Panthers to a modest total of 140 runs, despite James Neesham's valiant half-century effort. Shakib's success in this game was not a one-time event. In the Montreal Tigers' last match, he had already shown his all-round skills, playing a crucial role in their five-wicket victory. In that match, he performed exceptionally well both as a batsman and a bowler, which only added to his reputation as one of the most versatile and influential cricketers in the league.

Bangladesh Women Tie ODI Series With India

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Incredible and nail-biting encounters happened at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur as the Bangladesh women’s cricket team, also known as the Tigresses, tied the One Day International (ODI) series with India, 3-3.

Electing to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a solid start, thanks to an impressive 93-run opening stand between Shamima Sultana and history-maker Fargana Haque Pinky. Fargana showcased her class and skill, anchoring the innings with a monumental knock of 107 runs off 160 balls. Her innings was adorned with seven well-timed boundaries, and she held the crease until the very last ball of the game, achieving the first-ever century by a Bangladeshi woman cricketer in ODI cricket.

As Fargana reached her historic milestone in the final delivery of the 48th over, the entire stadium erupted in joy and admiration. Her feat marked a significant moment in Bangladesh cricket, inspiring countless young talents and setting a new benchmark for excellence in the women’s game.

Bangladesh’s innings concluded at 225 for four, making it their second-highest total in ODI history, behind their 234 for seven against Pakistan in Hamilton back in 2022. Captain Nigar Sultana Joty’s contribution of 24 runs and Sobhana Mostary’s unbeaten 22-ball 23 provided valuable support to Fargana’s heroic innings, propelling Bangladesh to a competitive total.


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Chasing 226 for victory, India began steadily but faced early hiccups, losing two wickets in the initial five overs. However, a resolute 107-run partnership between opener Smriti Mandhana and Harleen Deol put India back on track. Mandhana, with her elegant stroke play, scored a composed 59 before departing.

The game hung in balance, and with experienced batter Jemimah Rodrigues still at the crease, India appeared to be the favorites to clinch the series. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and the match took a dramatic turn when three crucial wickets fell in quick succession, swinging the momentum in favor of the Tigresses.

As the tension built up, the situation kept changing, and it all came down to the last over. India only needed three runs to win, but Bangladesh needed to take a wicket to achieve a special series victory. The stadium was filled with excitement as Marufa Akter, the determined Bangladeshi bowler, remained calm and performed remarkably in the final over.

With just two balls remaining, and India still requiring two runs, Marufa managed to dismiss number eleven batter Meghna Singh, who had been the last hope for India, caught-behind. The entire stadium erupted into wild celebrations as Bangladesh secured the tie and drew the ODI series against the mighty Indian team.

Before the ODI series, Bangladesh showed valiant effort in the three-match T20I series, but they showed great determination and strength in the ODI format. They achieved their first-ever victory against India in the opening match, which made the series more exciting. India won strongly in the second ODI with a 108-run margin, but Bangladesh made a strong comeback in the third ODI, demonstrating their abilities and putting up an impressive fight.

The series draw is a proud moment for Bangladesh women’s cricket and will help the sport grow even more in the country. Players like Fargana Haque Pinky, Shamima Sultana, and captain Nigar Sultana Joty performed exceptionally well and showed that talented individuals can lead Bangladesh cricket to greater success in the future.


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