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Tigresses suffer big defeat to India

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 9 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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Tigresses suffer big defeat to India

Bangladesh national women’s team conceded a 52-run defeat to their Indian counterparts during their second warm-up game ahead of the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at Stellenbosch University 1 in Stellenbosch, South Africa on Wednesday.

Richa Ghosh struck an unbeaten 91 off 56 balls with three fours and nine sixes while Jemimah Rodrigues scored 41 runs as India posted a massive total of 183-5 in their 20 overs after they elected to bat first.

In reply, Nigar Sultana Joty scored 40 off 36 balls while Murshida Khatun made 32 runs but Bangladesh could only manage to score 131-8 in their 20 overs to suffer their second consecutive defeat in the warm-up games.

Bangladesh earlier suffered a six-wicket defeat to their Pakistani counterparts in the first warm-up game on Monday. Bangladesh, who are in Group A alongside Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, will begin their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on February 12.

Meanwhile, reigning champions and heavy tournament favourites Australia fell to a shock three-wicket defeat against Ireland in Stellenbosch.

Half-centuries from Alyssa Healy and Tahlia McGrath powered Australia to 168-5 in their innings, but Ireland chased down the target with two balls to spare. Captain Laura Delany top-scored with 32, as three other batters made more than 20.

Australia, the world's number one team in the format, have won five of the seven Women's Twenty20 World Cups. They begin their tournament against New Zealand in the southwestern South African town of Paarl on Saturday.