Bangladesh women’s team conceded a four-run-defeat in the last over thriller against West Indies in their fourth game of the ICC World Cup, their third loss in the ongoing global event. Tigress who needed eight runs in the last over with one wicket in hand ended with three runs before they vanish.
West Indies bowlers ran rampant with the ball to power a four-run win in the last thriller over Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup at Mount Maunganui on Friday.
Hayley Matthews claimed 4-15 while Afy Fletcher and Stafanie Tailor took three wickets each to bundle out the Asian champions for 136 with three balls to spare who were chasing 140.
For Bangladesh Nigar Sultana and Salma Khatun scored the highest 25 runs each.
For the Caribbean Shemaine Campbelle knocked an unbeaten highest 53 runs while other batters failed to go beyond 20.
For Bangladesh Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter bagged two each and Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Jahanara Alam finished with one wicket each to restrict Windes to 140-9.
Sent to bat West Indies batters found life awfully difficult at the slow and low track of Mount Maunganui as they lost their top seven batters in 35.3 overs that reduced them 70-7.
However, Shemaine Campbelle directed the innings lone-handedly adding 32, 36 in the eighth and nine wickets stand with Afy Flether and Karishma Ramharack respectively to amass 140-9.
The middle-order batter remained undefeated until the last ball of the inning for 53 off 107 balls hitting five boundaries.
In reply, Bangladesh who earned their maiden win over Pakistan in the last tie of their first global event made a teetering start as they lost their five batters for just 60 runs in 23.3 overs.
In the six-wicket stand skipper, Nigar Sultana and Salma Khatun formed a 25 run partnership to overcome the initial damage but the partnership concluded when the formerly trapped leg before by Hayley Matthews for 25 off 77 balls.
In the eight-wicket stand, Salma Khatun and Nahida Akter added 25 runs but they couldn’t carry on their innings forth after the former gave a catch Ramharack for 23.
Despite the exit of Salma, Nahida handled the innings single-handedly forming 12, 14 in the next two stands with Jahanara Alam and Fariha Trisna however it just reduced the run difference.