Women’s team suffer another crushing defeat

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, May 12,2018

 
 

Bangladesh women’s cricket team spinner Nahida Akter bowls during their fourth ODI match against South Africa at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Friday. — Twitter photo

Bangladesh women’s cricket team’s disappointing run in South Africa continued when they suffered a 154-run defeat against the hosts in the fourth one-day international match at Diamond Oval, Kimberley on Friday.
With the win, the South African women took 4-0 lead in the five-math one-day series.
Chasing a target of 231 runs, Bangladesh put up another poor performance with the bat as they were bundled out for just 76 runs in 33.2 overs.
Earlier, South Africa women’s team managed to score 230-7 in their stipulated overs thanks to their opener Lizelle Lee (70 off 102) and skipper Chloe Tryon (60 off 42), who made fifties after they opted to bat first.
Bangladesh were held to 42-5 at one stage before Shamima Sultana and Salma Khatun added highest 24 runs for the sixth wicket but it could not help them to pass 100-run mark for the first time in the series.
Top-order batter Fargana Hoque made highest 22 runs while Shamima and Sharmin were only the two other batters who could reach double-digit making 17 and 11 runs respectively.
Earlier, South Africa openers Lee and Laura Wolvaardt gave them another flying start as the pair made 72 runs before Nahida Akter broke the partnership by removing Wolvaardt for 32 runs.
Lee then added 48 runs with Trisha Chetty before Bangladesh soon came back in the match removing both the batters and at one stage they held South Africa to 159-5 in 41.4 overs.
But skipper Chloe Tryon hit a blistering knock by smashing six fours and two sixes to take South Africa to a decent total.
Nahida and Jahanara Alam claimed two wickets each while Panna Ghosh and skipper Rumana Ahmed picked up one wicket each.
Both the teams will face each other in the final match of the series on Monday at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein. 

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