Tigresses whitewashed against Pakistan in T20 series

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Sports Desk:

Touring Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team were whitewashed against hosts Pakistan in the three-match T20 series losing the 3rd and last match by 28 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday.

After losing the three-match T20 series 0-2, Bangladesh Women’s team locked horns with the hosts in the last match to avoid the embarrassing whitewash, but suffered their biggest defeat in the series scoring their lowest 89 runs.

Earlier, Bangladesh went down in the T20 series after suffering a 14-run defeat in the first match on Saturday despite a four-wicket haul by Jahanara Alam and a half century by Rumana Ahmed.

They lost the series after conceding a 15-run defeat in the 2nd match on Monday at the same venue, despite making their ever-highest T20 total of 152.

The Bangladesh Women’s team will also play a two-match one-day series against their Pakistan counterparts on November 2 and 4 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

In the day’s match, Pakistan opted to bat first after winning the toss and scored 117 for 7 in quota 20 overs with only two batters reaching the double figure.

Opener Javeria Khan scored 48-ball 54 runs hitting seven four while two down Umaima Sohail contributed 29-ball 31 runs, featuring two fours and a six.

Bangladesh premier bowler Jahanara Alam grabbed three wickets for 12 in quota four overs while all-rounder Rumana Ahmed and Panna Ghosh took two wickets each conceding 19 and 21 runs respectively.

Chasing a poor target of 118 runs, Bangladesh Women’s team faced an initial batting collapse losing four wickets for 12 runs in seven overs.

Nigar Sultana and Fargana Haque tried their best to repair the early damage scoring 53 runs in the 5th wicket stand, but ultimately Bangladesh were forced to fold in their innings on 89 runs for 8 in stipulated 20 overs.

Three Bangladeshi batters were able to reach double figure. Two down Nigar Sultan contributed 44-ball 30 runs featuring five fours, middle order Fargana Haque scored 26-ball 27 runs hitting four boundaries while lower order Panna Ghosh made 13-ball 10 runs with a boundary.

Anam Amin and debutant Saba Nazir claimed two wickets each conceding 10 and 22 runs respectively .unb

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