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Tigresses look to make turnaround

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  • 6 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Tigresses look to make turnaround
UAE women’s team players take a selfie after clinching their maiden victory in the Women’s Asia Cup against Malaysia at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground on Wednesday. –BCB PHOTO

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Bangladesh national women’s team will be looking to move up in the order when they take on their Malaysian counterparts during their third match of the ongoing Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium today.

The match is scheduled to start at 01:30pm (BST) and will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 HD.

The Tigresses, who began the tournament on a positive note after beating Thailand by nine wickets, lost to Pakistan by the same margin in their second game.

They are currently in fourth place in the seven-team points table with two points from the same number of matches and if they don’t want to complicate their semifinal chances, they must beat Malaysia today.

Left-arm spinner Sanjida Akter Meghla, who took two wickets so far in the tournament, said that they are looking to make a turnaround in the match after losing to Pakistan in the previous encounter.

“Of course, our seniors are very positive and they always give us support. We don’t bring negativity whether we win or lose. We are very optimistic about making a comeback in the next game (against Malaysia),” Meghla told reporters in Sylhet on Wednesday.

Bangladesh have previously faced Malaysia twice in WT20I format and on both occasions, they finished on the winning side.

The last time both sides faced each other was in January this year when Bangladesh beat Malaysia by eight wickets during a Commonwealth Games Qualifier match.

Meanwhile, Malaysia have lost all three matches in the tournament so far and their last defeat came against UAE on Wednesday. 

Opting to bat first, Malaysia could make only 88-4 in their 20 overs before UAE’s Theertha Satish struck a brilliant unbeaten knock of 62 off 60 balls to help her side register a seven-wicket win at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground.

The victory of UAE, who were making their maiden appearance in the tournament, was their maiden win in the Women’s Asia Cup.

In today’s first game, second-placed Pakistan will take on bottom-placed Thailand in both the teams’ third match of the tournament at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.