ICC WOMEN’S WORLD TWENTY20

Bangladesh glad despite winless show

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 20,2018 | Updated: 01:05, Nov 20,2018

 
 
Rumana Ahmed

Rumana Ahmed

Bangladesh women’s cricketers took little grudge despite finishing their ICC Women’s World Twenty20 campaign without registering a single victory.
Bangladesh came into the tournament with high hopes after winning their maiden Asia Cup trophy in June this year and winning the qualifier tournament as undefeated champions but failed to live-up to the promise.
Bangladesh lost their final Group A fixture against South Africa by 30 runs despite restricting the opposition to 109 on Monday.
Bangladesh had an impressing outing with the ball throughout the tournament, restricting the opposition under the 100-run mark twice but due to successive batting failures couldn’t capitalize on from those situations.
All-rounder Rumana Ahmed termed the dismal performance in the tournament as a missed opportunity for them but showed satisfaction over their bowling performances.
‘This tournament itself, it’s a big opportunity for us, World Cup, good platform for us. But unfortunately this tournament, we lost every match,’ Rumana
told reporters at the post-match press conference on Monday.
‘But we still are real happy because our one side is more improving. Our bowling side is quite good, but we need to improve our batting side also,’ she added.
Bangladesh started off their campaign by conceding a 60-run defeat at the hands of hosts West Indies, being bowled for 46 while chasing 107– the lowest total in the history of Women’s World T20.
Bangladesh’s horror show with the bat continued as they scored 76-9 against England and lost the match by seven wickets in D\L method.
Salma Khatun-led side restricted Sri Lanka to 97-7 in their third match but were again disappointed by the batswoman and lost the match by 25 runs.
Rumana attributed the underwhelming batting performances to the pressure of playing in a World Cup despite having a good batting preparation before the tournament.
‘Actually, our practice was good…. but this is World Cup and here everything is different and our batters, not bad, but this time their confidence a little bit down,’ she said.

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