BANGLADESH WOMEN TOUR OF PAKISTAN, 2019
File Photograph: Fargana Hoque scored a match-winning half-century © Getty
A irritating tour lastly noticed a fruitful end for Bangladesh girls as they beat Pakistan in thrilling trend by one wicket to sq. the ODI sequence 1-1. Having already misplaced all three matches within the T20I sequence by shut margins, Bangladesh went on to lose the opening ODI as nicely on Saturday and have been staring down at one other whitewash earlier than pulling one again to complete the tour.
Chasing 211, the guests made a well-known begin, dropping two wickets with simply 29 on the board. However a few substantial partnerships thereon put them firmly on the driving force’s seat. Murshida Khatun and Fargana Hoque rebuilt the innings and added 82 for the third wicket in 18 overs to trigger panic within the Pakistan camp.
Skipper Bismah Maroof then gave her aspect a well timed wicket by eliminating Khatun for 44 however the dismissal was adopted by one other interval of solidity from Bangladesh.
Hoque joined forces along with her skipper Rumana Ahmed and the duo was concerned in a 55-run stand that appeared to successfully shut out the sport in Bangladesh’s favour. Rumana fell when her aspect nonetheless wanted 45 to win however half-centurion Hoque’s presence gave Bangladesh sufficient causes to cheer. However the 43rd over of the chase triggered a collapse that gave Pakistan a glimmer of a hope. Hoque was first dismissed for 67 and Pakistan stored chipping away from that time.
Bangladesh misplaced 5 wickets for simply 18 runs at that time and nonetheless wanted six runs to finish the win which at this stage regarded like a troublesome process to perform. Fortunately for the guests, Jahanara Alam and Nahida Akter stored pinching the singles to finish an exciting one-wicket win with a solitary ball to spare.
Earlier within the day, Pakistan put up a strong efficiency with the bat for the most important a part of the innings earlier than struggling a collapse just like the one Bangladesh skilled within the chase. Nahida Khan compiled a brisk half-century and laid the muse with a 58-run opening stand, which was adopted by a 47-run second wicket partnership.
After 34 overs, Pakistan have been well-placed at 157 for Three however the center order caved in meekly. 4 run outs within the last seven overs meant that Pakistan didn’t bat out their quota of overs to get bowled out for 210. Only a few extra might have resulted in additional bitter disappointment for the guests.
Transient scores: Pakistan Girls 210 in 48.four overs (Nahida Khan 63, Aliya Riaz 36; Rumana Ahmed 3-35, Salma Khatun 2-36) misplaced to Bangladesh Girls 211/9 in 49.5 overs (Fargana Hoque 67, Murshida Khatun 44; Bismah Maroof 2-24, Syeda Aroob Shah 2-37) by one wicket