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Bangladesh eve cricketers trash Pakistan by 7-wkt

DHAKA – Bangladesh shrugged off their previous match defeat to hand fancied Pakistan a seven wicket thrashing in their second match of ACC Asia Cup T20 held on Monday at Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

While Tigress showed top form whereas men cricketers Tigers suffered a surprise 45 run defeat against Afghanistan.

Two times runners-up Pakistan were asked to bat first after losing the coveted toss. Bangladesh eve bowlers bowled immaculate line length to restrict Pakistan to a paltry total 95 for three.

Javeria Khan with 18 runs and Nahida Khan with 13 runs took Pakistan 53 runs in tenth over but it was Sana Mir with unbeaten 21 and Nida Dar with 17 not out added 42 runs for unfinished fourth wicket stand.

Nahida Akhter captured two wickets for 23 runs to make early inroads into the Pakistan batting lineup as she removed both rival openers in the fifth over. However other bowlers bowled a good line length to restrict Pakistan run rate.

Chasing a winning target of 96 runs set by Pakistan, Bangladesh suffered early jolt losing two quick wickets, but a solid 35 runs fourth wicket stand between Nigar Sulatana and Fahima Khatun steered Bangladesh at home with 13 balls to spare.

Nigar contributed with an unbeaten 35-ball 31 studded with three boundaries while Fahima supported her with a priceless 23 runs from the other end.

Earlier, opener Shamima Sultana laid the foundation with a 33-ball 31 at the top of the innings.

Bangladesh will face table-toppers India in their next match scheduled to be held on Wednesday (June 6) at the same venue and meet Thailand on June 7 before clashing against the home side, Malaysia on June 9 at the Kinrara Oval.

Earlier, Bangladesh’s women’s team got off to a poor start in the tourney when they suffered a six-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in their inaugural fixture.

Source: Dailly News

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