Asia Cup: Bangladesh beat Thailand by 9 wickets
News Desk || risingbd.com
The Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team have got a victory in their first match of Women’s Asia Cup. The Tigresses beat Thailand by nine wickets at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Ground-2 on Saturday.
Bangladesh: (11.4/20 over) 88/1
The Thailand team captain won the toss and opted to bat first, but Bangladesh restricted Thailand to 82 runs. Without much fuss Bangladesh team achieved the target in just 12th over. Shamima Sultana missed 50 by a whisker as she was dismissed for 49.
Bangladesh squad: Nigar Sultana Joty (Captain), Shamima Sultana, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Rumana Ahmed, Mst Ritu Moni, Lata Mondol, Salma Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nahida Akter, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Mst Shanjida Akther Maghla, Mst Fariha Islam Trisna and Shohaly Akter.
The tournament was supposed to be held in 2020 but the outbreak of the Covid-19 hampered the progress. A total of seven Asian countries are participating in this tournament this time.
The Tigresses won the Asia Cup in 2018 for the first time, beating mighty India.