The ongoing 8th edition of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup got underway on the 1st of October and below we brief you on the action from day 6, Bangladesh vs Malaysia. The game witnessed the former batting first get to a decent total that Malaysia.
Match : 11 – Women’s Asia Cup 2022
Bangladesh – 129/5 (20.0)
Malaysia – 41/10 (18.5)
Bangladesh opting to bat first lost Shamima Sultana for a first-ball duck and opener Murshida Khatun then alongside Fargana Hoque got the teams score to 20/1 at the end of the powerplay. Murshida held an end just fine, but Fargana’s struggle in the middle got worse and finally came to an end on 10(24) in the 9th over with 34 on board. Skipper, Nigar Sultana then partnered Murshida that saw the latter get to her 50* off 47 balls and Nigar on the other end was well set with just about a run-a-ball score. Skipper Sultana then shifted gears and in no time got to her 50* off 32 balls. With two set batters in the middle, Bangladesh were set to finish off better, but wasn’t to be as the two off successive balls departed; Nigar on 53(34) and Murshida on 56(54) were run out. Fahima Khatun departed on 5(2) and Bangladesh closed out on 129/5.
Malaysia with the ball had Sasha Azmi and Mahira Izzati Ismail register economical spells and a wicket each to their name with respective figures of 4-1-15-1 and 4-0-17-1. Skipper, Winifred Duraisingam too had a wicket to her name off her couple of overs.
Malaysia in reply had a very defensive start that came to an end in a fashion not many expected as Fariha Tirsna didn’t just settle for one as she went on to pick a hat-trick having dismissed Winifred Duraisingam on 5(19), Mas Elysa on 0(1) and Mahira Izzati on 0(1). Elsa Hunter was the next to depart on 9(22) in the 10th over with 23 on board and it wasn’t long before Ainna Hamizah departed on 8(16) and the side were 5 down for 26. Malaysia lost their next 5 wickets for 15 runs as Aina Najwa, Nur Arianna, Noor Hayati, Aisya Eleesa and Nur Dania departed on respective single-digit scores of 5(17), 9(12), 0(2), 0(5) and 0(7). Malaysia were bowled out for a total of 41 in a stunning 2nd inning that saw the side with the highest score of 9 from both Elsa and Nur Arianna.
Bangladesh in the wickets column had Fariha Trisna with 3 wicket top the chart that saw Fahima Khatun, Shanjida Akter and Ruman Ahmed with a couple of wickets each to their name and Salma Khatun too had a wicket to her name.
Result : Bangladesh won by 88 runs
Murshida Khatun and Nigar Sultana’s Half-Century,
Fariha Trisna’s hat-trick, Rumana Ahmed’s 2 wickets help Bangladesh record a massive 88 Run Victory against Malaysia#CricketTwitter #WomensAsiaCup #AsiaCup2022 pic.twitter.com/3sHwZQxKXi
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