March 25, 2008

Women's cricket

Bangladesh ease to second win

Martin Williamson
Salma Khatun and Panna Ghosh take a run during their 156-run stand, Bangladesh women v Hong Kong women, 2nd match, Chittagong, March 25, 2008


Bangladesh’s women comfortably won the second of four ODIs against Hong Kong, and although the margin of victory - 109 runs – was large, Hong Kong put up a better display that they had in the first game.

Bangladesh’s top order did little but a fourth-wicket stand of 156 between Panna Ghosh and Salma Khutan guided them to 249 for 5, always enough against a side who had been bowled out for 38 three days earlier.

Hong Kong started well, Connie Wong and Keenu Gill putting on 89 for the first wicket but once Gill had gone for 62 the innings disintegrated and the last eight wickets added only 41.

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Posted by Sumona on (April 5, 2008, 5:39 GMT)

Please let the 2 yrs old kid to walk first, then expect it to run n win the race.....

Im sure our girls will prove them in near future.. just be with us n let us feel that we have the whole nation with us...

Posted by SM Ahmed on (March 29, 2008, 3:40 GMT)

They should play against pakistan, Netherland,Zimbabwe or Scottish team.

Posted by C Zaman on (March 27, 2008, 3:43 GMT)

Heartiest congratulations to the team. But, like I said earlier, they should start playing against more accomplished sides. That would not only be very educational, but would also give our ladies the experience they need to be considered the "new kid in the neighborhood".

Posted by C Zaman on (March 26, 2008, 17:06 GMT)

My heartiest congratulations to the team. But, like I said earlier, our next endeavor should definitely be against a stronger opponent. Our weaknesses (of which I am sure we have quite a lot)need to be exposed, examined and worked on. Then only can the Bangladeshi ladies claim to be "the new kid in the neighborhood"!

Posted by M Rana on (March 26, 2008, 1:12 GMT)

Bangladesh should play against the teams like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. That will make them more competitive in women cricket.

Posted by Rubai on (March 25, 2008, 23:22 GMT)

Bangladesh should aim for a second whitewash in as many weeks.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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