Emerging Bangladesh Women’s side clinch series against South Africa

DHAKA, Bangladesh Emerging Women's Cricket team won the threematch unofficial ODI series against South Africa by 21 after beating the hosts by nine wickets in the third and series deciding match at Pretoria on Sunday.

South Africa Emerging Women's team won the first match by 47 runs but Bangladesh Women's hit back superbly, winning the last two matches by four wicket and by nine wickets to clinch the series.

Being sent to bat first, South Africa were restricted to 1767 which Bangladesh overhauled with utmost ease, reaching the target in 44.1 overs with 1799.

Opener Sharmin Akhter led the comfortable victory with 137 ball83 not out that featured with 10 fours. Captain Nigar Sultana made an unbeaten 48.

Sharmin and Nigar shared 104 runs for the undefeated second wicket stand to sail the side home. Another opener Murshida Khatun made 31.

Trish Chetty was the highest scorer for South Africa with 63 while opener Robyn Searle made 35.

Bangladesh's Fahima Khatun claimed 332 and Khadija Tul Kubra took 234.

The two teams now will play a threematch T20 series.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)