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Losing start for Tigresses

By BSS, Dhaka
04th-Jun-2018       
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Bangladesh's women's team got off to a losing start in the Women's Asia Cup T20 when they suffered a six-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka at Royal Selangor Club at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday.
Sri Lanka opted to bowl first and left-arm pacer Udeshika Prabodhani justified the decision almost instantaneously, having Shamima Sultana lbw off the second ball of the match.
Only three batters reached double figures as Bangladesh were bowled out for 63. They lost their last five wickets for just 11 runs, as they failed to build any effective partnership in the face of devastating Sri Lankan bowing attack.
Left-arm spinner Sugandika Kumari was the most successful bowlers as she claimed three wickets for 17 runs.
In reply, Sri Lanka hardly had to sweat as they chased down the target in 14.3 overs, losing four wickets with openers Nipuni Hansika top scoring 23 and Yasoda Mendis making 20 runs.
Khadija Tul Kubra was the pick of Bangladesh bowlers as she claimed three wickets conceding 13 runs.
Sugandika Kumari of Sri Lanka was named the player.The eve-cricket team will play their next match against Pakistan on June 4 at the Kinrara Oval. They will face India at the same venue on June 6. The women's team will face Thailand on June 7 while host Malaysia on June 9 at the Kinrara Oval.
The top two teams will progress to the final scheduled to be held at the Kinrara Oval on June 10.

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