The Bangladesh women’s cricket team suffered a seven-wicket defeat to visiting Pakistan women’s cricket team in the third T20I of the four-match series held on Friday (Oct 5) at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar. With this win, Pakistan took 2-0 lead in the series after the first match abandoned due to wet outfield.
The Tigresses suffered a 58-run loss to Pakistan in the second T20I of the series.
Opted to bat first after winning the toss, Bangladesh scored a small total of 81 for 8 from their allotted 20 overs. Only three players - Nigar Sultana (19), Rumana Ahmed (12) and Shamima Sultana (10) able to reach the double figure.
Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar captured two Bangladesh’s wickets conceding an identical 16 runs from 4 overs.
Chasing a target of 82 runs, Pakistan easily reached home making 85 in 18.1 overs with seven wickets in hand.
Opener Nahida Khan top scored with 33 runs while skipper Javeria hammered 31.
Ruman Ahmed and Fahima Khatun took one wicket apiece giving away 10 and 15 runs respectively.
Nahida Khan of Pakistan was named the player of the match for his impressive batting performance.
The fourth and final T20I will be held at the same venue today, before the solitary ODI on Oct 8.