Bangladesh Women v South Africa Women, 1st ODI, Mirpur September 6, 2012

Bangladesh hold nerve in a low-scorer

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Women 78 for 8 (Mondal 31, Loubser 3-32) beat South Africa Women 75 (Kubra 3-8, Ahmed 3-10) by two wickets

Bangladesh Women held their nerves in a low-scoring contest against South Africa Women to win the first ODI by two wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. South Africa, who chose to bat, lost their top-three batsmen with only five runs on the board. Captain Mignon du Preez, 24 off 35, led a mini recovery as she added 37 runs for the fourth wicket along with Marizanne Kapp. However, the introduction of spinners blew the visitors aways as they lost their last seven wickets for only 33 runs. The damage was done by offspinner Khadija Tul Kubra, who returned with economical figures of 8-3-8-3, in partnership with Rumana Ahmed, who took three wickets.

However, Bangladesh made heavy weather of a small target as their batting followed a similar pattern to South Africa's. Whereas South Africa had struggled against spin, Bangladesh were cornered by the seamers. Opening bowlers Shabnim Ismail and Kapp ended up with combined figures of 20-8-21-4 and had it not been for a patient knock by Lata Mondal (31 off 54) and a late retort by Ritu Moni (12*), the match could have had a different result.

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  • Dummy4 on September 7, 2012, 2:04 GMT

    Congratulations BD golden girls. You give us pride. Although just got the ODI status but we never think that we will beat any country. Particularly test nation. But you're girls impossible things make it possible easily which we didn't expect. I requested to BCB must motivated them by given incentive. I have seen one of the players practicing her bat was defective. She was rolling tap to protect the bat. So you BCB please look after them. We need to improve our batting. BCB should focus on that. Although they assigned two new coaches but someone to be guide them. Good luck BD women team. We are always with you.

  • Rocker on September 7, 2012, 1:11 GMT

    very well done BD Girls...many many congrates

  • Dummy4 on September 6, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    it might seem scratchy but, at the end of d day it is a massive win for bangladesh tigresses! earlier they got pakistan beaten as well. hoping 4 even better things in future!

  • Dummy4 on September 6, 2012, 17:25 GMT

    well done make us proud....:)

  • Mohammed on September 6, 2012, 17:01 GMT

    Congrats BD women team....

  • Dummy4 on September 6, 2012, 16:39 GMT

    Bravo BD women team ! A remarkable win indeed !

  • Dummy4 on September 6, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    Initially I thought Its a T20 game. How come the run rate is around 2 an ODI game?

  • Anwar uz on September 6, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Well Done Girls !! Keep it up through out the series.

  • Tanvirul hoque on September 6, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Wow! BANGLA girls seems to be improving! They also beat Ireland in a tri series couple of days ago! But in a 50 over match SA women were bowled out for just 75!! Though Bdwomen's story was same but good job bd ladies!

  • Dummy4 on September 6, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Many Congrats to Bangladeshi Tigress! Now the Bangla Tigress started roaring !!! Its a very amazing result for the Bangla women as they all have started playing cricket just 3/4 years back in their lifetime. And most probably all these players are playing only 5/ 6th one day international match as Bangladesh women team got their one day status just only few months back! Bangladesh women cricket has started just several years ago with very very limited facilities and with the challenge of facing the conservative society! There is no single infrastructure, field, league/tournament, monetary support for the women cricket in Bangladesh! Considering these fact this achievement is a huge, beating a super power like South Africa! Although BD cricket has limited facilities (being a poor country), this is a clear indication of that BD cricket is improving amazingly in all levels through senior men, youth and now women !!!

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