New Zealand Women Vs Bangladesh Women Live Score (T20)
New Zealand Women beat Bangladesh Women by 17 runs
New Zealand Women 91/10 (18.2 ov) R/R 5
Bangladesh Women 74/10 (19.5 ov) R/R 3.79
- Nigar Sultana 10,
- Panna Ghosh 5
|Panna Ghosh||not out||5||8||0||0|
15 ( 2.3 ) R/R:6
Nigar Sultana 10(7)
Panna Ghosh 5(8)
Last Wicket 74/10 (19.5 over)
Nigar Sultana 21 (26) S.R (80.77)
c Sophie Devine b Leigh Kasperek
- That ends a bizarre game. New Zealand stay alive with this win but they will be watching the next match with interest. India-Sri Lanka is up next. India have already qualified, but if they win, then it will be knockout for Sri Lanka as well. Join us back at 3 pm local (0400 GMT).
- Victorious New Zealand skipper, Sophie Devine, bluntly says that she was shocked with the score at the halfway point. Says that Bangladesh bowled well on a pitch difficult to bat on but then laments the lack of application from her batters. All the more, praises her coach for keeping things calm in the dressing room and making the bowlers believe they could defend this total. Blames her batters for missing straight balls from Bangladesh but adds that her own bowlers took cue from those dismissals. On their next clash against Australia, Devine says that the batting certainly needs to improve. Adds that be it any sport, they are always eager to take on Australia. Aims to take a break on Sunday and then get stuck into the Aussies on Monday.
- Bangladesh captain, Salma Khatun, admits that the batting was not good at all. praises Ritu Moni for her excellent bowling. On Bangladesh's final match, Khatun says that they would hope to bat better.
- HAYLEY JENSEN HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. Admits that her team did not bat too well but is happy that the bowlers stuck to their task. On the plans, Jensen says that it was just keeping it nice and simple and bowl wicket to wicket. On their quarter-final clash against Australia, Hayley says that Australia are a good unit and they just need to stick to their basics.
- Unfair treatment given to the Bangladesh bowlers. They bowled their hearts out, restricting New Zealand to 91 but their batters let them down completely. Tough pill to swallow. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
- Definitely a massive opportunity missed by Bangladesh. Yes, they were playing New Zealand for the first time in Women's T20Is, but you do back yourself to chase down 92, don't you? They never got going and then unfortunately had a freak injury to Nigar Sultana. That derailed their chase completely. Just 3 batters managed double figures.
- Having chosen to bat first, New Zealand would have aimed for somewhere around 150 but that never came. They lost their way with the bat but with the ball, they came all guns firing. They were miserly in the Powerplay, stifling the runs and then got the wickets eventually. Amelia Kerr started the choke, conceding just 10 in her 4 overs while Hayley Jensen picked up 3 wickets. Every bowler was economical.
- Hmmmm! Which part of the game was more shocking? New Zealand getting bowled out for 91? Or Bangladesh failing to chase down 92? Difficult choice. The White Ferns have found a way to stay alive in this tournament, through some sensational bowling.
- 19.5 OUT! CAUGHT! That is the game now. Full and outside off, Sultana comes down the track and lofts it over mid off. But Sophie Devine at long off takes it comfortably. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 17 RUNS!
- 19.4 Full and outside off, Ghosh comes down the track and hits it towards long off for a run.
- 19.3 Full and outside off, swept straight to fine leg. Just a single. That should be it. 19 needed from 3 balls.
- 19.2 FOUR! Up and over! Full and outside off, Nigar lofts it over mid off and clears the fielder inside the ring.
- 19.1 Full on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.
- 18.6 FOUR! Full and outside off, Sultana swings it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary. 67/9
- 18.5 Full and outside off, Sultana looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto her pads.