Bangladesh 86 for five (Nigar 26*, Sandhu 1-16) beat Pakistan 82 (Maroof 20, Nahida 5-8) by 5 wickets
Left-arm spinner Nahida Akter returned one of the best figures in girls’s T20I cricket for Bangladesh in addition to towards Pakistan, her 5 for 8 in 3.4 overs stopping the opposition at simply 82 and establishing a five-wicket win for Bangladesh within the first recreation of the collection in Chattogram. Nahida, in truth, now has the highest two returns in girls’s T20Is for Bangladesh, this one topping the 5 for 12 she bought towards Kenya final yr.
Requested to bat first, Pakistan misplaced Sidra Ameen early to Nahida, however Muneeba Ali (16), Bismah Maroof (20) and captain Nida Dar (14) took them to a good place, and whereas the going was sluggish, 56 on the finish of the thirteenth over was platform.
However Maroof, the top-scorer for Pakistan, was run-out first ball of the 14th over, and Pakistan misplaced their final seven wickets for simply 26 runs, Nahida choosing up three of them, having added Muneeba to her bag earlier.
At dwelling, the modest chase was unlikely to bother Bangladesh, however additionally they misplaced an early wicket within the type of Shamima Sultana, who was run out within the fourth over.
Murshida Khatun (23), Sobhana Mostary (16) and Nigar Sultana (26 not out), nevertheless, took management of the chase after that, and small however helpful partnerships carried Bangladesh to the goal with three balls in hand. There was a little bit of a collapse, from 57 for two to 63 for 4 and 76 for five, however with Nigar batting until the top, Bangladesh took the lead within the collection.
The subsequent recreation of the three-match collection, which will probably be adopted by three ODIs, will probably be performed on Friday, additionally in Chattogram.