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Pakistan women lose ODI series to Bangladesh

Pakistan women lose ODI series to Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh women secured a 2-1 ODI series victory against Pakistan, gaining four crucial points in the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25.
  • Fargana Hoque’s stellar performance, scoring 62, led Bangladesh’s successful chase, while Nahida Akter earned the Player of the Series award with a seven-wicket haul.
  • The series win follows Bangladesh’s earlier triumph in the T20I format, highlighting their dominance in women’s cricket.

In a thrilling encounter at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Bangladesh women secured a convincing seven-wicket victory over Pakistan women in the third ODI. This triumph not only sealed the ODI series 2-1 for the hosts but also earned them four crucial points in the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25.

Opting to bat first, Pakistan posted a total of 166 for nine, with opening batters Sadaf Shamas and Sidra Amin providing a strong start with a 65-run partnership. Despite the departure of Sadaf in the 20th over, Sidra anchored the innings, finishing unbeaten with 84 off 143 balls. Bangladesh’s Nahida Akter emerged as the most successful bowler, claiming three wickets for 26 runs.

In reply, Bangladesh’s opening pair, Fargana Hoque and Murshida Khatun, displayed remarkable resilience, forging a solid 125-run partnership for the first wicket. Fargana top-scored with 62, while Murshida contributed 54 as Bangladesh successfully chased the target in the 46th over, losing three wickets in the process.

Fargana Hoque’s stellar performance earned her the Player of the Match award, while Nahida Akter, with her seven-wicket haul in the series, was crowned the Player of the Series. The victory showcased Bangladesh’s dominance, capping off a series that saw them emerge victorious in both the ODI and T20I formats.

As the Pakistan women’s team heads back home after participating in the T20I and ODI series, they reflect on a challenging tour, having previously lost the T20I series 2-1 in Chattogram.

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