Bangladesh Emerging women defend 195 vs South Africa
Bangladesh Emerging women have sealed a 54-run victory in a low-scoring first one-day match against South Africa Emerging women at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
The series was given green light to go as the series started the day before nationwide lockdown.
Being put into bat, Bangladesh Emerging women put on 195/9 in 50 overs. The start provided by openers Murshida Khatun (36) and Shamima Sultana (34) who put on 78 runs. Shamima was ran out which led to the hosts losing three wickets.
Fargana Haque remained not out whilst the other batters were in an in-and-out session. She was adjudged player of the match for making 72 runs from 100 balls, striking five boundaries.
Jane Winster was the pick of the bowlers as she captured three wickets for 32 runs.
In reply, South Africa Emerging were guided by opener Andrie Steyn’s 83-ball 41 runs, but Bangladesh spinners ran riot to reduce the score from 90/2 to 110/8.
The national team in disguise Bangladesh Emerging rattled the South Africans to 141 all-out with 31 balls remaining. Salma Khatun took 3 wickets for 25 runs while Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam and Sanjida Akter Meghla bagged two each.
The second one-day will take place on Tuesday (April 6) at the same venue.
Bangladesh Emerging women 195/9 in 50 overs (Fargana 72*, Murshida 36, Shamima 34; Winster 3/32, Tunnicliffe 1/18)
South Africa Emerging women 141/10 in 44.5 overs (Steyn 41; Salma 3/25, Rumana 2/16, Jahanara 2/18)
Bangladesh Emerging women won by 54 runs
Player of the Match: Farhana Haque Pinky