women's team restricted the New Zealand
XI to 125 runs after batting first on Wednesday (November 30). In reply, the Tigers reached the target with 12 balls and 7 wickets in hand. Murshida Khatun and Dilara Akter made the win easy by giving Bangladesh a flying start.
New Zealand XI won the toss and batted first. Bangladesh dismissed the two openers of the New Zealand XI within 11 runs. Kate Ibrahim tried to handle the initial blow. She scored 20 runs off 30 balls. The hosts lost four wickets for 46 runs.
New Zealand XI strangely lost the fifth wicket for 70 runs. Leigh Kasperek was dismissed for 'obstructing the field'. Saachi Shahri scored 35 runs off 33 balls and Hannah Rowe remained unbeaten on 34 runs off 23 balls. New Zealand XI scored 124 runs in 20 overs. Shanjida Akhter Maghla was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh with two wickets.
In response, Murshida and Dilara gave Bangladesh a great start. They both made an opening partnership of 66 runs off 48 balls. The pair broke up when Dilara got out. Dilara departed after scoring 24 runs off 21 balls. Murshida's batting also slowed down after the departure of his partner. Murshida scored 37 runs off 42 balls before being lbw.
Skipper Nigar Sultana departed for 19 runs off 19 balls. Fargana Haque scored 17 runs in 12 balls and Rumana Ahmed scored 9 runs from 15 balls to ensure victory.