Bangladesh women cricket team has increased confidence in preparation before the main event of the Australian T20 World Cup. They beat Pakistan by 5 runs in the second match.
Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun won the toss and won the toss at Alan Border Field in Brisbane on Thursday morning. However, his party could not make the capital big. The red-green jersey holders scored 5 for 4 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Opener Murshida Khatun scored the highest score for the team. Farzana Haque scored 28 runs. Ritu Monir came in unbeaten 3 runs off the bat. Ayman Anwar took maximum two wickets for Pakistan.
In reply, Jahanara Alam, Khadijatul Kubra and Salmad bowled the ball with 2 balls to spare. Javeria Khan scored the highest score for the team. Aliya Riaz scored 5 runs. Nidar Dar’s batsman came in with 3 runs. None of the others could touch the double digits. Pacers Jahanara took the maximum 5 wickets for Bangladesh. Khadijat of off-spinner took four wickets. Skipper Salma holds two wickets.
In the same venue, Bangladesh’s first match against Thailand women’s team collapsed in the rain. This team will perform in two groups on the world stage. Bangladesh’s opponents in the ‘A’ group are Australia, India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. England team Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand and West Indies in the ‘B’ group.
The main fight will begin on February 25. They will face strong India in Perth in their first match. Salmara will play against Australia in Canberra on February 26 in the second match. Their next two matches will be against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Melbourne.
PDSO / Helal