Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games

Hena propels Blue to final

Sports Correspondent

9 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Mumta Hena claimed 4-22 with his wily off-spin as Bangladesh Blue confirmed the final of 9th Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games, crushing Bangladesh Green team by nine wickets at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Monday.

This was Blue’s second straight win, following their 10-wicket triumph over Bangladesh Red in the opening game of the women’s cricket discipline of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Games. Bangladesh Green will take on Bangladesh Red in the last game of the Games tomorrow. The winner of the game will take on Bangladesh Blue in the final on Friday.

Mumta Hena dismantled Bangladesh Green batting lineup after her captain Salma Khatun opted to bowl first. She justified the decision right, shooting Green out for paltry 83 runs in 39.5 overs. Blue batsmen later happily chased down the target, making 85-1 in just 22.3 overs. Opener Murshida Khatun was the only batter to be out on 24.

Captain Sarmin Sultana was Green’s highest scorer with 19 while Sanjida Islam made 14.