Tigresses suffer heavy defeat against India
Bangladesh lacked the ammunition in their batting as they failed to assail the challenging total posted by India in their Women's Asia Cup encounter at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. The Tigresses suffered a heavy 59-run defeat.
Chasing India's 160-run target, Bangladesh could only muster 100 for seven in 20 overs.
Openers Fargana Hoque and Murshida Khatun stitched together a 45-run opening stand but took as many as 55 deliveries to do so, resulting in increasing the scoreboard pressure on the batters to follow who could never keep up with the required rate.
Murshida departed in the 10th over after a 25-ball 21 while Fargana, who fell to a Deepti Sharma delivery in the 14th over, scored an uninspiring 40-ball 30. Skipper Nigar Sultana Joty tried to up the ante with her team-high 29-ball 36 but that never put any pressure on India.
Other than the aforementioned three, no other batters were able to get to double-digit scores as Bangladesh suffered a heavy defeat.
Earlier, a 44-ball 55 from opener Shafali Verma coupled with skipper Smriti Mandhana's 38-ball 47 and an unbeaten rapid 35-run knock from Jemimah Rodrigues saw India pile up 159 for five.