Bangladesh Women v South Africa Women, 1st T20, Mirpur September 11, 2012

Khatun leads Bangladesh to win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Women 75 for 3 (Salma Khatun 27*, Benade 1-5) beat South Africa Women 105 for 6 (Benade 37, Khatun 2-21) by seven wickets

An all-round performance by the captain Salma Khatun helped Bangladesh Women win a rain shortened Twenty20 international against South Africa Women by seven wickets in Mirpur. Chasing 106, opener Lata Mondal, the highest run-getter in the ODI series, departed with two runs on the board. However, Bangladesh recovered through a brief stand between Rumana Ahmed and Farzana Haque before rain interrupted the game in the fifth over.

Set a revised target of 73 in 13 overs on resumption, Bangladesh stuttered briefly with two run-outs off successive deliveries in the eighth over, but Khatun and Shukhtara Rahman put on 42 runs to guide their side home in the 13th over. Seamer Susan Benade was economical: she gave away five runs in her three overs and took a wicket.

South Africa's innings was built on a stand of 44 for the second wicket between Benade and Shandre Fritz, but they lost wickets regularly before and after that partnership. At 69 for 4 in the 17th over, captain Mignon du Preez, Sunette Loubser and Marizanne Kapp accelerated to push them past 100. Khatun took two wickets in her four overs and South Africa were limited to 105 for 6.

Bangladesh lead the three-match series 1-0. The second Twenty20 will be played on September 12 at the same venue.

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  • Dummy4 on September 12, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    I always love BD Woman team. There are baby in ODI arena but performance like adult. I am very happy to see our prime minister congratulations to them yesterday. This is inspirit them and escalated them fighting team couple of years later. Best of luck BD woman team, we want constant performance.

  • Javed on September 12, 2012, 1:21 GMT

    @Nightfox : Totally agree with you. Women team is learning faster than men team. I think, it's time for the men team to learn something from women team. Good luck tigress.

  • Underground on September 11, 2012, 21:05 GMT

    Quite surprised that BD is doing so well against an experienced team like SA, with physically superior players too (of course, cricket skills do not always depend on physical build). The exposure and attention that BD women's team is garnering will help the team to progress quickly in the near future. Maybe ENG and OZ women will soon be playing BD women.

  • Dummy4 on September 11, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    Its again! Bangla Tigresses roaring! Congrats to Bangla Tigresses specially to the brave captain Salma! Its seems that Bangladesh women team learning faster than the men! Its only their 3rd T20I and they achieved this! Superb performance by Bangla ladies!

  • Megh on September 11, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    Bangladesh women cricket team showing more promise than Bangladesh men cricket team. After getting one day status they won the first match. And this was the 3rd T20I for them I guess and they got the win against test playing nation, South Africa. Well done Tigresses. Girls are improving much much faster. Really I am so so impressed even after losing the ODI series 2-1. All lucks, wishes & prays to ALMIGHTY ALLAH for you girls.

  • Dummy4 on September 11, 2012, 10:45 GMT

    good captaincy give the match our salma.....

  • Dummy4 on September 11, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    after the rain i sat infront of the TV to watch the match & i was stunned how BD shifted gears..they were 12 -/1 in 5 ov & suddenly 75/3 in 12.1 .. well done !!

  • Dummy4 on September 11, 2012, 10:13 GMT

    welldone and congrts bd women cricket team.

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