Bangladesh under pressure losing openers

Dhaka, Thursday   02 April 2020


Bangladesh under pressure losing openers

 Sports Desk

 Published: 04:41 PM, 27 February 2020  

Murshida Khatun

Murshida Khatun

Bangladesh women's team has gone to the backfoot after losing two openers at the beginning of batting to chase a huge target of 190 runs by the host Australia in Canberra stadium in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. Until the writing of this report, Bangladesh's collection at the end of 4 overs was 23 for 2 wickets.

Two openers Murshida Khatun and Shamima Sultana started slow batting with a huge target of 190 runs. Megan Schutt hit the Tigress camp while the team scored 19 runs only. In the fourth ball of the third over of the innings, Murshida Khatun went back with 8 runs in 16 balls. Another opener, Shamima Sultana then returned to the pavilion in the next ball of Schutt.

Earlier, Aussie captain Meg Lanning decided to bat first after winning the toss. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney were the two openers to play from the start. Jahanara Alam gave 12 runs in the first over. From the 1st power play, the duo picked 53 runs or the team.

In the opening pair, the duo picked up a half-century each on the way of collecting 151 for the tema. Then Alyssa Healy returned to pavilion in Salma Khatun’s ball with 83 runs in 53 balls.

Ashleigh Gardner, who came following one down, was even more explosive. The hosts scored 189 runs in 20 overs depending on her 22 run cameo with 1 six and three 4 four in 9 balls. On the other hand, opener Beth Mooney was unbeaten with 81 runs for 51 balls.

The only successful bowler in Bangladesh, Salma Khatun, took Healy for 39 runs in 4 overs.