Bangladesh Women Emerging team have beaten South Africa Emerging Women in the second One Dayer convincingly by seven wickets at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on Tuesday. With this win, the hosts have gone 2-0 up in the five-match series.
Nigar Sultana Joty starred for Bangladesh with the bat scoring a magnificent hundred after Nahida Akter and Ritu Moni's spells restricted the visitors for 196 for eight after 50 overs.
Bangladesh had to wait until the 19th over to get the first breakthrough. Robyn Searle was the first batter to go. The hosts picked up a couple of quick wickets after that and South Africa were in a spot of bother at 68 for three at the 22nd over.
Andrie Steyn and Anne Bosch stitched a handy 78-run partnership, the highest for South Africa in the match, for the fourth wicket. The partnership was broken at the 39th over when Steyn was dismissed. She played a fantastic knock of 80 off 118 balls with the help of seven fours. The hosts got rid of Bosch in the very next over.
South Africa couldn't really recover from there and lost wickets at regular intervals. They finished at 196 for eight in their allocated 50 overs.
Nahida Akter and Ritu Moni were the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh Emerging Women as they picked up three wickets each.
The hosts weren't off to a great start while chasing as they lost Sharmin Sultana and Murshida Khatun inside eight overs.
Nigar Sultana and Fargana Hoque put on a useful 42 for the third wicket before the latter got dismissed in the 23rd over. But Sultana held fort and kept her wicket intact. She found an ally in Rumana Ahmed. They ensured that there was no more hiccups. Rumana stayed unbeaten on 45 off 69 but chase centred around Nigar Sultana. She scored a splendid 101 off 134 deliveries with 11 fours. Bangladesh Emerging team went past their opponent's total with 27 balls to spare.
The two teams will meet each other on April 8 in the third One Dayer of the five-match series.