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Abahani suffer first defeat in WDPL

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 1 June, 2023 12:00 AM
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Favourites Abahani Limited suffered their first defeat in the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Women’s Cricket League 2022-23 after they lost to Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity by eight runs in their third match at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday.

Chasing a modest target of 171 runs, Abahani openers Shamima Sultana (62) and Murshida Khatun (32) put up 61 runs to lay a solid foundation in the run chase.

They reached 149-6 in the 44th over but lost their remaining four wickets for just 13 runs to get bowled out for 162 runs in 48.1 overs to lose the encounter by a narrow margin.

For Khelaghar, Fahima Khatun and Sultana Khatun took three wickets each.

Earlier, skipper Lata Mondol struck a brilliant 72 runs while Dilara Akter and Shorna Akter scored 37 and 32 runs respectively before Khelaghar were bowled out for 170 runs in 44 overs after they opted to bat first. With this win, Khelaghar moved to third place with two wins in as many games while Abahani slipped to fifth place with the same four points from three games.