Date and Day: 28 October 2019, Monday.
Match 2 – Bangladesh Women v/s Pakistan Women
Time: 2:30 PM IST.
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Pakistan women won the first match of the three-match T20I series. Bangladesh women’s team after the first game would be proud of their performance, especially the comeback girl Rumana Ahmed.
Pakistan women’s team has taken a one-nil lead going into the second game of the three-match series. In the first T20I, the Pakistan women won the toss and opted to bat first but this decision didn’t seem like going their way with them losing as many as two wickets inside the first three overs. But then the Pakistan women’s team captain Bismah Maroof (34 runs off 29 balls) and Omaima Sohail (33 runs off 36 balls) steadied the ship with 61 runs third-wicket partnership. This partnership along with Sidra Nawaz’s quickfire 16 of five balls propelled Pakistan’s score to 126 from their full quota of overs. For Bangladesh Jahanara Alam was the pick of the bowlers picking up four wickets giving away just 17 runs.
In reply to Pakistan’s score of 126 Bangladesh women came close to chasing the score, thanks to a blistering knock by Rumana Ahmed but eventually fell short by 12 runs. Earlier in the chase, Bangladesh lost both their openers early. After that Nigar Sultana(17 runs off 30 balls)and Sanjida Islam (14 runs off 29 balls) did the resurrection act, but consumed a lot of deliveries and both of them were dismissed within the span of ten deliveries. Rumana Ahmed who came in at the dismissal of Nigar Sultana scored 50 runs from 30 balls. Rumana scored as many as 21 runs in the penultimate over to bring down the target to 17 runs from six balls but was bowled out in the ultimate over, taking all the Bangladesh’s hopes with her.
The second game will be a do or die game for the Bangladesh women’s team . While their bowlers bowled well to restrict Pakistan’s team to a low score their batsmen would want to make sure that they don’t use up deliveries and keep the scoreboard ticking. Pakistan would not take the Bangladesh team lightly anymore.
Weather and Pitch Forecast
The weather forecast for the matchday sunny and the temperature is expected to hover around 29⁰ Celcius. In the first T20I, the pacers from both sides got help from the pitch as well as the batters didn’t apply themselves well.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, Pakistan women’s team has beaten Bangladesh women’s team in Four games, while one game between these two teams was abandoned. Bangladesh came close to winning the first T20I in this series.
Played-5, Pakistan-4, Abandoned-1
Bangladesh Women Squad
Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana (Wk), Ayesha Rahman, Nigar Sultana, Sanjida Islam, Lata Mondol, Panna Ghosh, Ekka Mollik, Sharmin Sultana, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fargana Haque Pinki, Sharmin Sultana Supta, Shanjida Akther.
Bangladesh Women Probable XI
Sanjida Islam, Ayasha Rahman, Nigar Sultana (WK), Sharmin Akhter, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun (C), Khadija Tul Kubra, Panna Ghosh
Bismah Maroof, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz.
Pakistan Women Probable XI
Ayesha Zafar, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (C), Nahida Khan, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Sana Mir, Kainat Imtiaz, Diana Baig.
Nigar Sultana, Bismah Maroof, Ayesha Rahman, Sanjida Islam, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Sana Mir, Salma Khatun, Khadija Tul Kubra, Aliya riaz.