Tigresses maintain close stance against Aussie women

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Published: March 21, 2024, 11:20 AM

Tigresses maintain close stance against Aussie women

Australia opener Phoebe Litchfield gets dismissed. Photo: BCB

Since captain Nigar Sultana Joty won the toss and chose to field in the first of their three Women‍‍`s One-Day Internationals against formidable Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday, the Bangladeshi bowlers have kept things tight and organized.

After 28 overs, Australia were 87 for five with Annabel Sutherland not out on 4 off 10 and Ashleigh Gardner unbeaten on 18 off 25.    

The Tigresses got their first breakthrough in the second over of the game when off-spinner Sultana Khatun bowled out Phoebe Litchfield for a golden duck. 

Sultana got her second wicket as she went on to dismiss Ellyse Perry in the sixth over. Perry, looking to slice a wide delivery, edged one back to first slip and had to walk out after scoring just two of 10 deliveries. 

The two teams have only faced one other in a 50-over game, the 2022 World Cup match in Wellington, which the Australians won by five wickets. This is their first bilateral series.

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