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BD women’s T20 WC ends with two straight defeats

 Sports Desk

 Published: 07:20 PM, 27 February 2020  

The image is the reflection of Bangladesh women’s batting disaster

The image is the reflection of Bangladesh women’s batting disaster

Bangladesh concedes second straight defeat in the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup after suffering an 86-run loss against Australia at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Thursday.  

The Tigresses ended up in 103 runs by losing 9 wickets within scheduled over to chase down 190 runs of Aussie. Bangladesh guaranteed a departure from the World Cup after conceding two straight defeats.  

To chase the big target — Two openers Murshida Khatun and Shamima Sultana started slow innings. Megan Schutt struck the Tigress camp in the team’s 19 runs. In the 4th ball of the 3rd over of the innings, Murshida Khatun went back for 8 runs off 16 balls.

Another opener Shamima Sultana – scored 13 runs off 9 balls – returned to the pavilion after bowled out by Schutt. When Sanjida Islam returned for only 3 runs, Bangladesh fell into trouble by losing 3 wickets in 26 runs. 

Then Nigar Sultana Jyoti and Farzana Haque built a partnership of 50 runs which reduced the loss rate. Farzana scored the highest 36 runs and Jyoti scored 19 runs. 

After their departure, it became a procession of came and go as the team of Salma lost 5 wickets within only 8 runs. Schutt alone took 3 wickets and Jess Jonassen took 2 wickets for Aussies. 

Aussie captain Meg Lanning decided to bat first after winning the toss. The openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney started aggressively from the beginning. Jahanara Alam gave 12 runs in the first over. These two scored 53 runs in the first power play. 

The opners got half-century with 151 partnership. Salma Khatun broke the partnership by taking the wicket of Alyssa Healy who scored 83 runs off 53 balls. 

Ashleigh Gardner, who came after one-down, was even more explosive. With her stormy 22 runs only 9 balls, the hosts scored 189 runs in 20 overs. On the other hand, another opener Beth Mooney was unbeaten for 81 runs off 58 balls. 

The only successful bowler in Bangladesh, Salma Khatun, took the wicket of Healy and gave 39 runs in 4 overs.  

India has already confirmed the semifinals. Australia has won both of their matches. As a result, if they win one of the two remaining matches, they will reach the semis. So despite winning both matches, the Tigresses have no chance of getting into the semifinals as the run rate is far behind in the group stage.