All-round performance brings Bangladesh women resounding victory in opener

Bangladesh women’s cricket team have begun their World Cup qualifying campaign with an astounding victory over Papua New Guinea in the opener. Executing an all-round performance, Bangladesh women won the match by 118 runs. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ জয় দিয়ে বিশ্বকাপ বাছাইপর্ব শুরু বাংলাদেশের]


Thanks to fifties from Sharmin Akhter and Fargana Hoque, Bangladesh posted 215 for six. Sharmin Akhter (56) added a 51-run stand with Sanjida Islam (28) and another 69-run stand with Fargana Hoque (51). Again in the late middle-order, Salma Khatun (32 not out) and Shaila Sharmin (20 not out) stitched an unbeaten 55-run partnership to take the Tigresses to a comprehensive total.

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In reply to Bangladeshi total, Papua New Guinea went through a dramatic collapse after a decent start and got all out by 97 from 59/4. Even though, Tanya Ruma (20), Pauke Siaka (32) and Konio Oala (29) tried to rebuild the innings, all the Bangladesh bowlers were equally destructive, as they kept striking at regular intervals to skittle them out for a measly 97 in 32.1 overs. [Read also: Yadav replaces Mishra for Hyderabad Test]

The win has taken Bangladesh to top of Group B with a net-run-rate of 2.360. Bangladesh will face Pakistan on Wednesday in their second game of the tournament.

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,

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