Bangladesh did not get a big score to turn around in the ODI series against Pakistan. Nigar Sultana Jyoti’s team could not score more than 169 runs for 9 wickets despite batting the entire 50 overs. The hosts will have to rely on a good performance from the bowlers to level the three-match series.
Bangladesh’s innings was a slow batting display as they won the toss and went into bat in the second ODI of the series at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. The team lost the first wicket by 21 runs. Murshida Khatun fell into the stumping trap by scoring 12 runs off Sadia Iqbal. Sobhana Mostari could not increase the innings. Spinner Nashra Sandhu scored 16 runs before being trapped leg before.
Opener Farzana Haque added 49 runs with skipper Nigar Sultana Jyoti in the third wicket pair. After playing a slow innings, Farzana, who scored 40 runs in 3 fours from 88 balls, got cut in the run out and broke the pair when she returned to the dressing room. Fahima Khatun, who scored 16 runs, returned lbw to Diana Beg. Team Tigress then scored 119 runs in 38.1 overs.
Jyoti scored a slow batting fifty but the late batsmen failed to form a partnership with him. Due to regular fall of wickets, Red-Green Dil did not get big capital. In the last over, the Tigers skipper played an innings of 54 runs off 3 fours off 104 balls before being stumped.
Sadia and Sandhu took two wickets each for Pakistan. Diana, Nida Dar and Umm-e-Hani took one wicket each.
Despite winning the T20 series against Pakistan, Bangladesh girls stumbled in the first match of the ODI series. The visitors were bowled out for just 81 runs by the spin whirlwind of the visitors. Pakistan easily reached the target of 82 runs, winning by 5 wickets.