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Tigresses eye historic series win over India

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 19 July, 2023 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh national women’s team will be looking to complete their maiden series win over India when they take on the tourists in the second game of the three-match WODI series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

The match is scheduled to start at 09:30am (BST) and will be telecast live on BCB’s YouTube channel.

The hosts are currently leading the series by a 1-0 margin after they won the opening rain-marred game by 40 runs in the D/L method held at the same venue on Sunday.

It was Bangladesh’s maiden victory over the neighbouring side in the 50-over format after they previously

lost five matches in a row against the same opposition in this format.

The Tigresses have only experience beating Pakistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe in bilateral WODI series so far.

Ahead of the match, Bangladesh all-rounder Lata Mondal said that they are focusing match by match in the series and aren’t under any kind of pressure before the second game.

“We aren’t under pressure or over-excited. We want to go forward match by match. We want to play well in the game and the result will automatically be in our favour,” Lata told reporters in Mirpur on Tuesday.

“We have beaten them in the last WT20I and also in the first WODI. We won those matches because we played better than them,” she said, adding that they are trying hard to showcase better batting performances in the coming matches.

“We‘re working on our batting. It’s true that if we can score a few more runs, it will be good for our side. We want to do well in tomorrow’s game,” she added.

Meanwhile, India are already under pressure after losing the opening match of the series and they will be looking to bounce back in the series by winning the second game.

Batting is also a matter of concern for the Indian side in their ongoing tour of Bangladesh and they will look to rectify their mistakes and come harder against the hosts before it gets too late for them.