The Bangladesh Women’s team was defeated by Pakistan by 31 runs during their match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram; however, they were victorious in the three-match series by a score of 2-1, marking their first victory in a Twenty20 series played at their home venue.
After Pakistan was put into bat, the opening batsman, Muneeba Ali, amassed 61 runs off of 49 balls by playing some spectacular strokes. As Pakistan’s score reached 134 for four, the second wicket was shared by Muneeba and number three Bismah Maroof, who combined to score 106 runs in 82 deliveries. Bismah Maroof scored 48 of those runs.
Both Fariha Trisna and Nahida Akter took one wicket each to help Bangladesh surpass Salma Khatun and become the nation’s all-time leader in terms of the most women’s Twenty20 International wickets taken with a total of 85.
The Tigresses were only able to score 101 for 9 runs despite the opener Shamima Sultana’s 26 runs off of 38 balls despite the fact that they faced a batting slump after the powerplay.
“I have to give credit to the Pakistan team today [Sunday] because they played good cricket and we played good cricket in the first two matches.” “They played better than us, but there are many positives for us here that we can carry into the ODI series,” the captain of the team, Nigar Sultana, said during the post-match ceremony. “We can carry these positives into the ODI series.”
“I believe that we got off to good starts, but we were unable to continue. That is something that needs to be fixed, and then we can come back even stronger,” she said.
The first one-day international match of the three-match series will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on November 4.