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Windies beat Bangladesh by 60 runs

Sports DeskDaily-Bangladesh.com

Bangladesh made a miserable start in the ICC Women’s World Twenty 20 as it lost to host and current champions West Indies by 60 runs in the opening day's third match of the event at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Saturday Bangladesh time.

No one of Bangladeshi batters could reach double digits in the 14.4 overs innings to end with a diminutive total of 46/10 - Bangladesh's third-lowest total in this format and the lowest ever of the Women's World T20.

Player of the match Deandra Dottin registered the third-best bowling figures ever - 5/5 in 3.4 overs - in Women’s WT20Is and the best figure for Windies women in this format.

Pace all-rounder Dottin caught and bowled Fargana Hoque at Bangladesh’s score of 29/4 in 8.2 overs before bowled out Nigar Sultana, Rumana Ahmed Lata Mondal, and skipper Salma Khatun to defend the Windies post of 106/8 in 20 overs.

Sent in to bat first, the Windies faced accurate bowling and a committed fielding performance from Bangladesh innings and suffered batting faltered, but no surprise from batting department before Dottin’s attacks to defend a small total.

Kycia A Knight [32 off 24b; 2x4; 1x6], skipper Stafanie Taylor, 29 off 44b; 2x4, and Natasha McLean ,11 off 10b; 1x6, were double-digit scorers for the host side.

Among Bangladesh bowlers, spin all-rounder JahanaraAlam was the most successful with three-for 23 runs in four overs, while pacer Rumana Ahmed [2/16], Khadija Tul Kubra [1/19] and Salma Khatun ,1/21, shared four wickets.

In their remaining Group A matches, Bangladesh will face England (Nov 12), Sri Lanka (Nov 14) and South Africa (Nov 18) to a seat in the last four race of the event.

Bangladesh has not won a match in World Women's Twenty20 till date.

The previous lowest total in World Women’s WT20 is also recorded by Bangladesh against England in Sylhet in March 2014. Bangladesh's lowest ever total in this format is 30/10 in 12.5 overs recorded at home against Pakistan women in October 2018.

The two other opening days’ matches’ results:

India, 194/5 in 20 overs, routed New Zealand, 160/9 in 20 overs, by 34 runs with skipper HarmanpreetKaur making the first century [103 off 51b; 7x4; 8x6] for her country in T20Is.

Australia, 165/5 in 20 overs, crushed Pakistan, 113/8 in 20 overs, by 52 runs


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