The captains of both the teams came up on the grounds of Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium, Sylhet for the toss. Pakistan women took the lead in the toss and opted to field first.
The rivalry between both the teams was conducted on a cloudy day which elevated the chances of the spinners to get additional bounce and turn to the ball with cracks on the pitch.
Shamima Sultana and Fargana Hoque opened the first innings at the crease while Shamima Sultana was on the first strike. Diana Baig opened the bowling attack.
Starting the game slow and steady, Shamima Sultana got bowled out in the first over on a throw from Biag. Both the batters could only score 2 runs with a loss of one wicket after 1st over. With Sadia Iqbal on the bowling attack for another wicket, Bangladesh lost another wicket of Fargana Hoque in the consecutive over. With Rumana Ahmed and Nigar Sultana, Ban could only manage 3 runs after 4 overs with a huge loss of 3 wickets.
With the bat, Sultana brought some hopeful twists in the match, hitting the first two fours in the 4th over, posing Ban at 12-3. Bangladesh women had really painful batting and stood at 27-4 even after 10 overs.
Ritu Moni and Salma Khatun so,ehow dragged the run score to cross half-century after 17 overs; Ban-w scored 52-6.
On the googly from Tuba Hassan, Salma Khatun got her first hit of four in the 13th over. With cumulative efforts, Ban-w could restrict their runs to 70-8 in 20 overs.
For the run chase of 71 runs, Muneeba Ali and Ameen came up on the pitch to face the bowling attack of Salma Khatun. Ameen played some brilliant shots and hit two fours in the first over. After playing 4 overs, Pak women scored 30 with no wicket loss. Scoring 14 runs off 18 deliveries, Muneeba Ali lost her wicket to Salma Khatun.
The active batting of Sisra Ameen and Bismah Maroof, Pak easily crossed 50 runs with a loss of one wicket. Sidra Ameen was in the groove and scored 34 off 30 single-handedly after 10 overs. The partnership of Ameen and Maroof at last, Pak women conveniently wrapped up the match in 12.2 overs, smashing 72/1 and took the lead on the scoreboard with 9 wickets.
For Pakistan, Sidra Ameen fueled the majority of runs, 36 unbeaten while Salma Khatun from Ban stood at 24.
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