Bangladesh will now look to win their remaining game against South Africa Monday, failing which they will have to once again play the Qualifiers to earn a place at the World T20 in Australia in two years’ time
Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 25 runs as they were bundled out for 72 after restricting the opponents for 97-7 in 20 overs at their Women’s World T20 game Wednesday.
All the Sri Lanka spinners shared wickets, as they claimed their first win of the tournament and moved to second place in Group A.
In a rare occurrence, wickets fell off the first ball in both innings as seamers from both sides enjoyed the conditions, but it was the Sri Lanka spinners who were more consistent.
After facing 81 dot balls in their game against England, Bangladesh conceded 75 against Sri Lanka in their batting effort.
Prabhodani set the tone in Sri Lanka’s defence, taking two wickets in her first over, both in shape of leg before.
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She was forced to leave the field in the fifth over, injuring her finger as she dropped a hard return catch, but the spinners then took over.
Oshadie Ranasinghe got the big wicket of Ayasha Rahman (11 off 21 balls), who hit 39 against England, and then Rumana Ahmed was dismissed, the back of the Bangladesh batting broken at 23 for four in the seventh over.
Nigar Sultana (21 off 41 balls) tried to stitch together a recovery, but received no support, and she was out in the 16th over, the seventh wicket to fall.
Bangladesh hit only three boundaries in their innings, and were bowled out in the 20th over.
In the first innings, at a windy venue that has seen swing bowlers prosper in this tournament, Bangladesh played with four spinners and just one pace bowler, Jahanara Alam.
Bangladesh Women lost the match by 25 runs in their third match of ICC World Twenty20 against Sri Lanka Women.— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) November 15, 2018
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She stood out, taking three economical wickets in a tight opening spell from which Sri Lanka took a while to recover.
Jahanara bowled Yasoda Mendis round her legs for a duck in the first ball of the match, and conceded just 10 off her first three overs as Sri Lanka struggled to just 17 for one in the powerplay.
They struggled to 35 for three in 10 overs, as the Bangladesh spinners made scoring difficult in overcast conditions.
Siriwardene (31 off 33 balls), who also took two wickets and was player of the match, has looked like Sri Lanka’s best batter this tournament.
After gauging the conditions early on, she started to hit over the infield into unprotected areas, striking one six in her stay.
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With De Silva (12 off nine balls), she put on a 31-run partnership, the highest of the match, before both were dismissed in the last over by Jahanara.
With the slow outfield and Bangladesh’s fragile batting, that total proved enough.
Sri Lanka will now play the host West Indies Friday.
Bangladesh will now look to win their remaining game against South Africa Monday, failing which they will have to once again play the Qualifiers to earn a place at the World T20 in Australia in two years’ time.
SRI LANKA WOMEN INNINGS R B
Mendis b Jahanara 0 1
Perera c Salma b Kubra 9 14
Surangika run out (Jahanara/Kubra) 16 32
Jayangani c & b Fahima 12 16
Siriwardene b Jahanara 31 33
Kaushalya c Ayasha b Rumana 9 14
De Silva c Ayasha b Jahanara 12 9
Weerakkody not out 1 1
Extras (b 2, w 5) 7
Total (20 Overs) 97/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Mendis), 2-23 (Perera), 3-30 (Surangika), 4-49 (Jayangani), 5-65 (Kaushalya), 6-96 (Siriwardene), 7-97 (De Silva)
Jahanara 4-0-21-3, Salma 4-0-11-0, Kubra 4-0-15-1, Rumana 4-0-26-1, Fahima 3-0-16-1, Ritu 1-0-6-0
BANGLADESH WOMEN INNINGS R B
Sanjida lbw b Prabodhani 0 1
Ayasha c Jayangani b Ranasinghe 11 21
Fargana lbw b Prabodhani 0 3
Nigar run out (†Surangika) 20 41
Rumana c Kaushalya b Siriwardene 1 5
Shamima b Fernando 5 14
Jahanara lbw b Jayangani 1 3
Salma c De Silva b Siriwardene 6 10
Fahima lbw b Jayangani 2 5
Ritu b Jayangani 11 13
Kubra not out 4 4
Extras (w 11) 11
Total (20 Overs) 72 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Sanjida), 2-0 (Fargana), 3-20 (Ayasha), 4-23 (Rumana), 5-36 (Shamima), 6-44 (Jahanara), 7-47 (Nigar), 8-51 (Fahima), 9-60 (Salma), 10-72 (Ritu)
Prabodhani 2.5-1-6-2, Weerakkody 2-0-9-0, Fernando 4-0-17-1, De Silva 0.1-0-4-0, Ranasinghe 4-0-9-1, Siriwardene 4-0-10-2, Jayangani 3-0-17-3
Sri Lanka women won by 25 runs
PoM: Shashikala Siriwardene
Bangladesh women v SA women, 6am
The game will be held in Gros Islet
GROUP A POINTS TABLE
Teams M W L Pts NRR
WI 2 2 0 4 2.275
Eng 2 1 0 3 2.799
SL 3 1 1 3 0.381
SA 2 1 1 2 -0.527
BD 3 0 3 0 -2.162