Tigresses beat Pakistan to level ODI series...

Tigresses beat Pakistan to level ODI series

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:25 PM, 4 November 2019   Updated: 10:37 PM, 4 November 2019

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Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team completed their Pakistan tour with a thrilling one-wicket victory against the hosts to level the two-match ODI series 1-1 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Monday.

Earlier, Bangladesh made a frustrating start in the ODI series losing to hosts Pakistan by 29-run in the first match at the same venue in Lahore last Saturday.

In the day’s second ODI, Pakistan elected to bat first after winning the toss and they are able to manage 210 in 48.4 overs by losing all wickets.

Opener Nahida Khan scored the team’s highest 64 off 79 balls smashing eight fours, Aliya Riaz scored made 36 off 68 balls while Captain Bismah Maroof contributed 34 off 53 balls.

Rumana Ahmed bagged three Pakistani wickets for 35 runs while Salma Khatun took 2 for 36.

In reply, touring Bangladesh scored 211 for the loss of nine wickets in 49.5 overs, riding on 82-run 3rd wicket partnership by Murshida Khatun and Fargana Hoque.

Fargana smashed 67 off 97 hitting six fours while Murshida made 44 off 67 balls, featuring six fours.

Among others, Captain Rumana Ahmed contributed 31, Sharmin Sultana 27 and Sanjida Islam 20 runs for Bangladesh Women’s team.

Syeda Aroob Shah and Bismah Maroof took two wickets each conceding 37 and 24 runs respectively.

Earlier, touring Bangladesh women’s team was whitewashed against hosts Pakistan women’s team in the three-match T20 series.

The touring side conceded 14-run defeat in the first T20, 15-run defeat in the second T20 and 28-run defeat in third T20.