New Delhi: The thrill of the Women’s World Cup (ICC Women’s World Cup 2022) in cricket continues. Today West Indies had a match with Bangladesh (WI Vs BAN). Batting first, the West Indies team was reduced to just 140 runs, but even after this Bangladesh did not win. The West Indies spinners kept their patience in the odd moments and successfully defended a low score to guide their team to a thrilling 4-run win against Bangladesh.
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- West Indies had given a target of 141
- Bangladesh stacked against Caribbean spinners
- Nahida Akhtar got costly single
- West Indies fast bowler injured
West Indies had given a target of 141
Invited to bat first, the West Indies team could manage only 140 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs despite Stephanie Campbell’s unbeaten half-century. Bangladesh needed 8 runs to win in the last over, but they had only one wicket left. In the end, his team got out for 136 runs in 49.3 overs. This is West Indies’ third win in five matches, leaving India behind to reach third place. Bangladesh suffered its third defeat in four matches.
Bangladesh stacked against Caribbean spinners
Spinners played an important role in the victory of the Caribbean team. Off-spinner Haley Mathews took four wickets for 15 runs in 10 overs. Leg-spinner Effie Fletcher (3/29 in 10 overs) and off-spinner Stephanie Taylor (3/29 in 9.3 overs) supported him well. This is the first time in the Women’s World Cup that all ten wickets were taken by the spinners.
Nahida Akhtar got costly single
Nahida Akhtar (25 not out) kept Bangladesh’s hope till the last over. But taking a run on the second ball of the last over cost him dearly, as Taylor bowled the number 11 batsman Fariha Trishna on the next ball. Apart from Nahida, only Sharmin Akhtar (17), Fargana Haque (23), captain Nigaar Sultana (25) and Salma Khatoon (23) reached double digits from Bangladesh. West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Stephanie Campbell scored 53 not out off 107 balls with the help of 5 fours.
West Indies fast bowler injured
During Bangladesh’s innings, West Indies fast bowler Shamilia Connell suddenly fell on the ground and had to be taken to the hospital. The reason for his sudden fall is not yet clear. During the 47th over of Bangladesh’s innings, when she fell down while fielding, her fellow players ran towards her. Later, Connell herself got into the ambulance with her hand on her stomach.
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