Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st women's ODI, Cox's Bazaar March 4, 2014

Ahmed, Mondal set up Bangladesh win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Women 152 (Ahmed 44, Jalil 3-26) beat Pakistan Women 109 (Iqbal 40, Mondal 4-35, Alam 3-22)

Rumana Ahmed and Lata Mondal were the key performers for Bangladesh Women in their 43-run victory in the first ODI against Pakistan Women in Cox's Bazaar.

Ahmed was the top scorer in a low-scoring contest, making 44 in the middle order to prop up a faltering innings. Bangladesh had slumped to 33 for 4 but Ahmed stayed firm at one end until her team reached 100. Shaila Sharmin scored 22 to steer Bangladesh to 133 for 6, but the innings folded after her dismissal. Bangladesh were eventually all out for 152 in 49.3 overs. Qanita Jalil took 3 for 26 in ten overs for Pakistan.

Pakistan's chase got off to a terrible start. Lata Mondal and Jahanara Alam cut through the top and middle order and the visitors were reduced to 63 for 8. Asmavia Iqbal's 40 at No. 8 helped Pakistan limp past 100 but they were dismissed for 109 in 44.1 overs. Mondal finished with 4 for 35 in eight overs, while Alam took 3 for 22 in ten.