Easy win for women cricketers
The Bangladesh women's cricket team pulled off a convincing 7-wicket win over Saurashtra at the RCA Cricket Stadium yesterday. Bangladesh are touring India and Sri Lanka as part of their preparation for the World Cup qualifiers due to start at home in mid-November.
Saurashtra won the toss and elected to bat, but were soon in trouble as they lost three wickets for 20 runs inside ten overs. Only Deepa Patel showed some resistance for the home side, scoring 39 off 115 balls with a solitary boundary. The rest of the side succumbed without much fight, with only No.10 batsman Chovatiya reaching double figures with an unbeaten 10 as Saurashtra crashed to 98 all out in 47.2 overs.
Saurashtra contributed to their own downfall, with four of the ten wickets falling to runouts. For Bangladesh Panna Ghose and Suktara Rahman took two wickets apiece, while Shathira Jakir and Champa Chakma snaffled one each.
Chasing a paltry 99 to win, Bangladesh wrapped it up in only 25 overs with opener Jakir top-scoring with 36, studded with five boundaries. The opening partnership between Jakir and Rehman accounted for 52 runs, and although Ayesha Akter went for a duck a run later, a 41-run partnership between Jakir and Tahin Tahera brought Bangladesh within touching distance. Jakir fell with the score on 94, but captain Salma Khatun joined Tahera, who remained 19 not out, to take the team home.
Source: The Daily Star