BANGLADESH SHOCK PAKISTAN IN WOMEN'S EMERGING ASIA CUP

A stunning all-round performance helped Bangladesh women to secure a comprehensive win over Pakistan in the ongoing Women's Emerging Asia Cup tournament in Colombo on Saturday.

Playing at the scenic Navy headquarters grounds in Welisara, skipper Shaila Sharmin ran through Pakistan's top order after they were set a target of 182.

Bangladesh v Pakistan at Navy Ground

Shaila's off-spin accounted for Pakistan's both openers, who were threatening to take the game away. Then she accounted for the number for batter and Pakistan never recovered as they were bowled out for 116 in 43.4 overs.

Naida Akther too was on the money with her left-arm spin accounting for two wickets.

Bangladesh's total of 181 for eight was possible thanks to opening batter Murshida Khatun's half-century. She posted 69 runs off 112 balls with seven fours before being run out.

Opener Ishma Tanjim with 20 and Fahima Khatun lower down the order with 34 chipped in with useful contributions. Pakistan's bowling was wayward as they conceded a total of 22 extras including 18 wides.

Bangladesh will take on hosts Sri Lanka on Sunday at R. Premadasa Stadium while arch-rivals India and Pakistan will play at the Navy Grounds in Welisara. India and Bangladesh have a good chance to make it to Tuesday's finals having won their opening fixtures by healthy margins.

ACC WOMEN'S EMERGING TEAMS ASIA CUP 2019
Sat 26-Oct


Bangladesh v Pakistan at Navy Ground
BANGLADESH WON BY 65 RUNS
Pakistan won the toss and elected to field
Bangladesh: 181 for 8 off 48 overs (M.Khatun 69, F.Khatun 34*)
Pakistan: 116 all out off 43.4 overs (S.Sharmin 3-20, Rabeya 3-5)
Player of the Match: Murshida Khatun (Bangladesh)

 

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Filed October 26th, 2019