Bangladesh Girls 211 for 9 (Hoque 67, Murshida 44, Maroof 2-24) beat Pakistan Girls 210 (Nahida 63, Rumana Three-35) by one wicket
Bangladesh Girls fought off an almighty comeback from Pakistan Girls to seal an exciting one-wicket win and degree the two-match ODI collection on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The guests gained by one wicket with one ball to spare, however for just a few fleeting moments, it appeared that they had thrown away what regarded an impregnable place within the recreation simply half an hour earlier than the frantic end.
Fargana Hoque anchored the chase of 211 easily, an analogous goal Bangladesh had fallen wanting in the first ODI. With 25 wanted to win from the ultimate eight overs and 6 wickets in hand, the victory appeared a formality, earlier than Hoque’s departure triggered an almighty collapse, and the panic within the Bangladesh camp virtually value them the collection.
Within the subsequent 6.Three overs, 5 wickets have been misplaced and simply 18 runs have been added to the rating, with No. 9 Jahanara Alam and No. 11 Nahida Akhtar on the crease.
Bangladesh appeared to have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at this level, however the pair had nearly sufficient time to inch their solution to the goal, getting there on the penultimate supply to degree the collection.
Pakistan opener Nahida Khan scored 63 to arrange the innings, however beneath her, there have been far too many begins that went unconverted. Bangladesh allrounder Rumana Ahmed made common inroads into Pakistan, stalling their momentum simply when a partnership had constructed up. The innings was marked by sloppiness too; 4 run-outs within the decrease order noticed to it that the hosts would not bat out their 50 overs, bowled ten balls brief for 210.
These unplayed deliveries proved pricey in the long run, but it surely appeared a minor element when Bangladesh’s high order was clicking. Diana Baig and Sana Mir struck early, however that was adopted by a commanding 82-run partnership between Hoque and opener Murshida Khatun, and when Bismah Mahroof dismissed Khatun, one other 57-run partnership took Bangladesh inside touching distance. It might need then appeared a stroll to the end line, however Pakistan made positive the guests could be compelled to crawl in the direction of it, gasping for air. Simply earlier than they ran out of breath – and overs and wickets – that they had managed to remain alive.