Historic! Bangladesh script their first-ever win in Women’s WC

Sidra Ameen’s maiden one-day international (ODI) century went in vain as Bangladesh capitalised on Pakistan’s late slump to win their first ever Women’s World Cup match on Monday.

Bangladesh, who lost the toss and were put in to bat, recorded their highest-ever ODI total of 234/7, with Fargana Hoque scoring 71 off 115 balls, while Sharmin Akhter (44) and Nigar Sultana (46) played supporting roles.

Pakistan’s opening duo of Ameen (104) and Nahida Khan (43) then stitched together a superb partnership of 91 runs to get their chase off and running.

However, their team mates were unable to build on the strong start, with spinner Fahima Khatun tearing through Pakistan’s middle order and taking three wickets for 38, as Bangladesh won by nine runs.

“I cannot describe this in words,” Bangladesh captain Sultana said. “This is our first ever win in World Cups. We have made history today. We are looking forward to carry this momentum throughout the tournament.”

Bangladesh are sixth in the standings with two points after three games, while Pakistan are bottom with four straight defeats.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh: 234 for 7 in 50 overs (Fargana Hoque 71, Nigar Sultana 46, Sharmin Akhter 44; Nashra Sandhu 3/41).

Pakistan: 225 for nine in 50 overs (Sidra Ameen 104, Nahida Khan 43; Fahima Khatun 3/38).

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