Athletic

Bangladesh women make history beating Pakistan in World Cup

Bangladesh Women national team beat their Pakistan counterpart in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup by nine runs on Monday at Hamilton.

It was Bangladesh women team’s maiden win in the World Cup. The Bangladesh Men team also beat Pakistan to earn their maiden World Cup win back in 1999.

Fargana Hoque and the captain Nigar Sultana hit 71 and 46 while batting first and helped Bangladesh post a challenging total of 234 for seven in 50 overs. It was the second fifty by Fargana in this World Cup. Sharmin Akhter did well with the bat scoring 44.

For Pakistan, Nashra Sandhu bagged three wickets conceding 41 runs in 10 overs.

In reply, Pakistan fell short of nine runs despite a ton from Sidra Ameen. Pakistan had a 91-run opening stand, which has a good foundation for them to chase down a challenging total.

Rumana Ahmed broke Pakistan’s opening stand, and after that Pakistan lost the momentum they had.

Fahima Khatun scalped three wickets conceding 38 runs in eight overs while Rumana bagged two wickets.

Pakistan eventually ended up on 225 for nine in 50 overs and lost the match.

In their earlier matches, Bangladesh lost to South Africa and New Zealand. Coming to the third match of their first World Cup, Bangladesh managed to record their maiden win.

Source: United News of Bangladesh