NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup: Today New Zealand has defeated Bangladesh by 71 runs in the twelfth match of the Women’s T20 World Cup. New Zealand scored 189 runs while playing first today, in response to which Bangladesh team could score only 118 runs.
NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup Highlights
The 12th match of the Women’s T20 World Cup was played today between Bangladesh and New Zealand. In this match played at Newlands in Cape Town, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine won the toss and decided to bat first.
Batting first, the New Zealand team scored 189 runs losing 3 wickets in 20 overs with the help of opener Suzie Bates’ 81-run innings.
Chasing a target of 190 runs, Bangladesh team kept losing their wickets at regular intervals and could manage only 118 runs losing eight wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 81 runs.
NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup: Player of the match
New Zealand opener Suzie Bates was awarded the player of the match award for her excellent batting. He played an unbeaten inning of 81 runs in 61 balls with the help of seven fours and a six.
NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup: Full Match Highlights
Today New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first.
NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup: New Zealand’s Batting
Today New Zealand’s innings was started by openers Suzy Bates and Bernadine Bezuidenhout. Both the openers were in fine form today, giving the team a solid start and taking advantage of the power play to score 49 runs without losing a wicket in the first 6 overs.
The partnership came to an end in the 9th over when Shamima Sultana stumped Bernadine Bezuidenhout behind off the bowling of Shorna Akhtar. Bernadine Bezuidenhout scored 44 off 26 balls and put on a quick 71 runs for the first wicket with Suzie Bates.
By the time it was time for drinks, New Zealand were 81 for 1 in 10 overs, batsman Suzie Bates scoring 37 runs.
New Zealand brought up their 100 in 74 balls, and Listy Hatts’ 50 as well, Suzy Bates bringing up her century in 43 balls with the help of 4 fours.
New Zealand’s one and a half hundred was completed in 17 overs, New Zealand completed this 150 runs in 103 balls. Suzie Bates was still on the field and was leading the innings with Maddie Green.
New Zealand scored 189 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs and set a target of 190 runs to win in front of Bangladesh.
Suzie Bates scored 81 runs in 61 balls and Maddy Green scored 44 runs in 20 balls with the help of 7 fours. Suzie Bates also shared an unbeaten 82-run partnership with Maddy Green for the fourth wicket.
NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup: Bangladesh Bowling
For Bangladesh, Bowler Fatima Khatun got two wickets and Swarna Akhtar got one wicket.
NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup: Bangladesh Batting
Chasing 190 runs, Bangladesh did not get off to a good start, losing 2 wickets in the powerplay itself. Openers Shamima Sultana and Sobhana Mostary were dismissed for 19 and 31 respectively and Bangladesh could manage only 36 runs in the first 6 overs of the power play, losing 2 wickets.
Bangladesh completed the opening 50 runs in 52 balls and in the game till drinks, Bangladesh could score only 56 runs losing 3 wickets in 10 overs.
The target in front of Bangladesh was huge and the Bangladesh batsmen were batting very slowly. After 10 overs, Bangladesh needed 134 more runs in the next 60 balls at the required run rate of 13.4.
Bangladesh’s 100 runs were completed in the 15th over and by then only 3 wickets of Bangladesh had fallen. Murda Khatoon and Somnath were holding the ground, but the pressure of required runs kept increasing.
After this, the Bangladesh team could not bear the pressure of the required runs and their wickets continued to fall. By the end of 20 overs, Bangladesh team could manage only 118 runs losing 8 wickets and lost the match by 71 runs.
None of the batsmen from Bangladesh could bat properly. Only 3 of his players could touch the double figure. Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatoon and Shorna Akhter scored 15, 30 and 31 respectively.
NZ-W vs BD-W Women’s T20 World Cup: New Zealand Bowling
For New Zealand, Eden Carson took 3 wickets and Hannah Rowe took two wickets, besides Lea Tuhuhu and Amelia Kerr took one wicket each.