Bangladesh’s dream of winning the series by losing by a big margin is shattered
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Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team Faces Defeat in ODI Series
Bangladesh women’s cricket team made a good start by winning the first match of the ODI series in South Africa. Tigresses had a chance to win the ODI series against the Proteas for the first time. But Nigar Sultana Jyoti’s team could not fight in the next two matches. In the series-deciding match, Bangladesh suffered a big loss chasing the huge target given by South Africa. As a result, Jyoti’s team had to lose the series.
Bangladesh lost by a huge margin of 216 runs against the Proteas in the third and final ODI of the series in Benoni on Saturday (December 23). On this day, South Africa won the toss and batted first, losing 4 wickets in 50 overs with double centuries from Laura Woolvert and Tazmin Britts. In response, Pinki-Murshidara were all out for just 100 runs in 31.1 overs.
To win on this day, Bangladesh had to make their highest collection record. Having never touched the milestone of 300 runs in ODIs, Bangladesh lost the match in the first innings. To protect the formality, he could not take advantage of batting. He scored over 200 in the previous two matches but could not score today.
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Batting for 317 runs, the girls of Bangladesh lost four wickets after scoring 28 runs. Shamima 6, the centurion of the previous match Farzana and Murshida who scored 91 runs in the first match 8, captain Jyoti departed with 3 runs.
Fahima and Ritu Mani managed the early upset in the fifth wicket partnership. But Elise-Marie Marks made Fahima the victim of lbw after 64 runs. Fahima scored 15 runs off 26 balls with 1 four. After 14 more runs were added to the team’s account, Swarna, who scored 1 run, was run out.
Ritu was bowled by De Klerk after adding 15 more runs with Nahida. He scored a team-high 33 runs off 67 balls with 4 fours. Khaka returned Nahida who scored 11 runs in the next over. The team score was 96. Rabea also departed before any more runs were added. Bangladesh was worried about scoring 100 runs.
However, Sultana and Marufa added 4 runs in the tenth wicket pair. Marufa was the last batsman to get out for exactly 100 runs.
Nadine de Klerk took 3 wickets for just 10 runs in 5.1 overs for the Proteas. Ayabonga Khakao took 3 wickets with 15 runs in 6 overs. Apart from this, Marijane Cup took 2 wickets and Elise-Marie Marx took 1 wicket.
Earlier, the two Protea openers put on a 243-run stand. Captain Laura Woolvert played an innings of 126 runs off 134 balls with 13 fours and 1 six. Another opener Tazmin Brits scored 118 off 124 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Breaking this pair, Aneke Bosch and Sune Las stormed with the bat. Bosch remained unbeaten on 28 off 19 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. Las played a devastating innings of 34 runs off 17 balls with 6 fours before getting out. Marijane Cup scored 6 runs in 5 balls in the end even though Nadine de Klerk hit a golden duck.
For Bangladesh, Rabeya Khan took 2 wickets with 49 runs in 10 overs. Apart from this, Marufa and Ritu Mani took 1 wicket each.