In a thrilling encounter that marked the beginning of the Pakistan Women tour of Bangladesh 2023, the Bangladesh Women’s cricket team emerged victorious over their Pakistani counterparts in a closely-fought match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Bangladesh Women won the toss and elected to bowl, a decision that proved to be a wise one as they successfully chased down Pakistan’s target to secure a five-wicket win.
Nahida Akter bowls out Pakistan at 82
Pakistan Women struggled to find momentum against a disciplined Bangladeshi bowling attack. They managed to score a low total of 82 runs, losing all their wickets in 19.4 overs.
Bismah Maroof top-scored for Pakistan with 20 runs off 29 balls, while Muneeba Ali contributed 16 runs from 19 deliveries. Nahida Akter was the standout bowler for Bangladesh, claiming an impressive 5 wickets for just 8 runs in her 3.4 overs.
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Murshida Khatun, Nigar Sultana drive Bangladesh to win
Chasing a target of 83 runs, Bangladesh Women faced some early hiccups but managed to reach the target with just three balls to spare. Murshida Khatun was the top-scorer for the home team, contributing 23 runs off 40 balls. Nigar Sultana played a crucial role, adding 26 runs from 28 deliveries.
The Bangladeshi women displayed remarkable composure in their chase, eventually reaching 86/5 in 19.3 overs, securing a five-wicket win. Their bowling performance, especially Akter’s brilliant five-wicket haul, was instrumental in setting up this thrilling victory.
With this exhilarating win, the Bangladesh have taken a 1-0 lead in the series and will look to maintain their momentum in the upcoming matches. The series promises to be an exciting contest between these two talented teams.
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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.
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