BAN vs SL Women’s T20 World Cup Highlights: Harshita Stars as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets

In the fifth match of Women’s T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets.  Bangladesh had earlier given a target of 127 runs to Sri Lanka, in which Sri Lanka had achieved before 10 balls.

BAN vs SL Women’s T20 World Cup Highlights

The fifth match of the Women’s T20 World Cup was played today between the women’s teams of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Newlands Park Cricket Stadium in Cape Town.  Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana won the toss today and decided to bat first.

Batting first, the Bangladesh team scored 126 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs and set a target of 127 runs in front of Sri Lanka.

For Bangladesh, batters Shobha Mostary, Shamima Sultana and captain Nigar Sultana scored 29, 20 and 28 runs respectively.

Chasing 127 runs, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start as three of their batsmen were dismissed for 25 runs. But after that, Harshitha Samarawickrama and Neelakshi D’Silva together shared a 104-run partnership to take the team to the winning score and clinched the match with 10 balls to spare.

BAN vs SL Women’s T20 World Cup: Player of The Match

Harshitha Samarawickrama, who played a match-winning innings, was awarded the player of the match, scoring 69 runs in 50 balls while opening the batting. In this innings, she hit 8 fours and a six and won the team without getting out till the end.

BAN vs SL Women’s T20 World Cup: Full Match Highlights

Batting first, Bangladesh did not get off to a good start, with opener Murshida Khatoon being run out in the very second over.

Recovering from the pressure of the first wicket, Bangladesh batsmen took full advantage of the power play and scored 48 runs losing 2 wickets in the power play.

But in the middle overs, the Sri Lankan spinners reined in the Bangladesh players and dismissed the fast-scorers at regular intervals.

Bangladesh scored 126 runs in 20 overs losing 8 wickets with the help of fighting innings of Shobha Mostary, Shamima Sultana and captain Nigar Sultana and set a target of 127 runs in front of Sri Lanka.

 For Sri Lanka, bowler Oshadi Ranasinghe took the maximum 3 wickets, while captain Chamari Atapattu took two wickets and Inoka Ranaweera took 1 wicket.

Chasing the target of 127 runs, Sri Lanka did not get off to a very good start as their team’s strongest player, captain Chamari Atapattu was dismissed after scoring 15 runs.

Her dismissal shattered the Sri Lankan batting. Within just 25 runs, 3 of Sri Lanka’s leading batsmen were out and returned to the pavilion and after 4.2 overs, Sri Lanka’s score was 25 for three.

The Sri Lankan batsmen could not take advantage of the powerplay in front of the Bangladeshi bowling and were able to score only 27 runs in 6 overs of the powerplay losing 3 important wickets.

But after that opener Harshita and Nilakshi de Silva got Sri Lanka out of trouble together. Both of them played steady in the beginning and started to push Sri Lanka’s score and scored quickly after being set.

Meanwhile, Harshitha Samarawickrama completed her half-century, Harshitha completed her 50 runs in 41 balls with the help of 6 fours.

Nilakshi D’Silva, playing with Harshita, supported Harshita a lot and kept giving her strikes while playing with restraint.

A huge partnership of 104 runs was shared between the two batsmen and together they made the rest of the runs without losing a wicket.

Sri Lanka achieved their target in 18 overs and won the match by 7 wickets.

Harshitha Samarawickrama scored 69 runs in 50 balls with the help of eight fours and a six, while Elakshi de Silva hit only 2 fours and played an innings of 41 runs in 38 balls.

Only Marufa Akhtar got wickets from Bangladesh side. She took three wickets.

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