19th Asian Games in Hangzhou: Brief Score
Pakistan women 64/9 (Shorna 3/16, Sanjida 2/11) lost to Bangladesh women 65/5 in 18.2 overs (Shorna 14*, Shamima 13) by five wickets.
Bangladesh women’s cricket team defeated Pakistan by five wickets in a match to chinch the country’s bronze medal at the ongoing 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China Monday (September 25).
Winning the toss, Bangladesh opted to bowl first and restricted Pakistan to 64/9 in 20 overs before chasing down the target in 18.2 overs.
Shorna picked up three wickets for 16 runs in her quota of four overs while Sanjida Akther took two. Aliya Riaz was Pakistan’s top-scorer with 17 runs before getting dismissed by Shorna in the final over.
Bangladesh started the chase well with a 27-run opening partnership between Shamima Sultana and Shathi Rani who both scored 13 runs each.
however, Shorna guided the Tigresses to victory with a calm unbeaten innings of 14 off 33 as Bangladesh secured their first medal at the biggest multi-sports carnival in Asia.
Bangladesh women’s cricket team won the first medal at the Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China.
BDST: 1150 HRS, SEP 25, 2023