Tigresses bag big-margin win after Trisna's hattrick on debut
Bangladesh left-arm pacer Fariha Trisna picked up a hattrick in her debut game during the Women's Asia Cup match against Malaysia Women's side at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, ground 2, today. The Tigresses returned to winning ways, picking up their second victory in the tournament with a thumping 88-run win against Malaysia.
All three deliveries pitched at a length and resulted in wickets in the sixth over of the innings as Trisna bagged a hattrick on debut. Malaysia skipper Winifred Duraisingam was the first to go in the second delivery of the sixth over before a similar delivery saw Mas Elysa trapped in front of her stumps, out leg-before. For the hattrick delivery, Trisna produced yet another in-dipper from similar length with batter Mahirah Izzati Ismail unable to cope with it as her stumps were disturbed.
Trisna's hattrick is the second by a Bangaldeshi bowler in T20Is after leggie Fahima Khatun claimed the feat in 2018 against UAE. It is also the second instance of a hattrick on debut in Women's T20Is with Nepal's Anjali Chand first to the feat in 2019.
Rattled by Trisna's spell, Malaysia were bowled out for just 41 in 18.5 overs. Fahima Khatun, Sanjida Akter and Rumana Ahmed picked up two wickets each during an all-round bowling effort from the Tigresses. Earlier Bangladesh posted 129 for five with Murshida Khatun and skipper Nigar Sultana hitting fifties.