Tigresses suffer nine-wicket defeat against Pakistan
Bangladesh stumbled in their second match of Women's Asia Cup 2022 as Pakistan crushed the defending champions by nine wickets at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
The Tigresses had a flying start of the campaign beating Thailand by nine wickets in their first match. However, they suffered a similar fate to Thailand as the title holders couldn't stand against Pakistan in their second match.
Chasing a humble total of 71 in 20 overs, Bismah Maroof's troop comfortably reached the target. The opening 49-run stand between wicketkeeper batter Muneeba Ali and Sidra Ameen set the sail towards victory. Followed by Muneeba's departure in the eighth over by Salma Khatun, skipper Bismah Maruf and Sidra comfortably reached the target winning the game by nine wickets with 46 balls left to play.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bat first. Pakistan captain Bismah's plans hit the jackpot as their bowling attack were all over their counterparts and didn't let the champions grow any form of resistance.
A couple of wickets each from Dina Baig and Nida Dar while Sadia Iqbal and Omaima Sohail's solitary wickets each only led Bangladesh to score 70 runs off eight wickets in 20 overs. Skipper Nigar Sultana Joty scored a slow 17 off 30 balls while veteran batter Salma Khatun remained unbeaten on 24.