Bangladesh women register first win in Pakistan
Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team have finished the two-match one-day series 1-1, beating Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team by one wicket. Meanwhile, the visit of Salma-Jahanara-Rumana to Pakistan had ended.
Bangladesh played the last match of the series on Monday, November 7 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Pakistan batted first and made 210 runs before being bowled out in 48.4 overs. In response, Bangladesh reached the stage of victory after losing 9 wickets with 1 ball left in the batting.
Opener Nahida Khan scored the highest 63 runs for Pakistan. Another opener, Javeria Khan, got 24 runs off the bat. In the opening pair, they picked up 58 runs. Captain Bismah Maroof scored 34 runs while Aliya Riaz scored 36 runs.
Bangladeshi captain Rumana Ahmed took three wickets for 35 runs in 8 overs. Salma Khatun got two wickets for 36 runs in 9.4 overs. Panna Ghosh grabbed a wicket. Jahanara, Nahida and Fahima didn’t get any wickets.
Chasing the target of 211 runs, opener Murshida Khatun scored 44 runs off 67 balls. Another opener, Sharmin Sultana, got 27 runs off the bat. In her 26-ball innings, he had five boundaries. Fargana Hoque, who came in at number four, scored a maximum of 67 runs with six fours. Captain Rumana scored 31 runs. Sanjida scored 20 off 23 balls.
Wicketkeeper Nigar Sultana was dismissed for duck, Salma and Fahima scored 1 run each. Panna (2) was run out in the 49th over. Nahida was unbeaten on 4 and grabbed the win in the fifth ball of the last over. Jahanara Alam unbeaten on 7 runs.
Syeda Aroob Shah and Bismah Maroof both took two wickets each for Pakistan.