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Tigresses need 271 runs to win against SA

1st ODI

May 05, 2018 00:00:00

Bangladesh women's cricket team need 271 runs in the 1st match at Senwes Cricket Stadium in Potchefstroom, South Africa on Friday to get off to a winning start in the five-match ODI series against South Africa women's team, reports UNB.

Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa scored 270 for 9 in 50 overs where openers Chloe Tryon (65 off 42b; 9x4; 3x6) and Lizelle Lee (54 off 64b; 7x4; 1x6) hammered half centuries.

SA skipper Dane van Niekerk (44 off 52b; 6x4) was another notable scorer. Mignon du Preez and Laura Wolvaardt added 26 runs each.

Left handed spinner Nahida Akter kmade the 1st breakthrough for Bangladesh, bowling out L Wolvaardt on 67/1 in 12.4 overs, before skipper Rumana Ahmed dismissed Trisha Chetty by dint of lbw.

Fahima Khatun bowled out L Lee on 98/3 in 23.2 overs before Nahida got her 2nd one in Mignon du Preez being caught by Fahima Khatun on 161/4 in 33.2 overs.

Nahida (2/22), Fahima Khatun (2/53) and experienced Jahanara Alam (2/62) equally shared six wickets. Rumana (1/38) and Salma Khatun (1/52) shared two wickets for Bangladesh.

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