Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd women's T20, Cox's Bazar November 19, 2015

Jahanara leads Bangladesh to series sweep

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh Women 70 for 2 (Ayasha 28, Shaila 23*) beat Zimbabwe Women 69 for 6 (Mayers 21, Jahanara 3-11) by 8 wickets

File photo: Panna Ghosh assisted Jahanara Alam in removing Zimbabwe's top order early © ICC

In her first game as Bangladesh Women's T20 captain, Jahanara Alam's stellar spell of 3 for 11 led the hosts to a comfortable eight-wicket win against Zimbabwe Women in the second T20 in Cox's Bazar. Jahanara's spell included two maiden overs which played a central role in restricting Zimbabwe to 69 for 6 in 20 overs, helping the hosts to a series sweep.

Put in to bat, Zimbabwe were off to a horror start, as they were reduced to 8 for 3 by Jahanara in the sixth over, and were reeling at 33 for 5 by the 15th. Not one of the top five batsmen reached double-figures, before Sharne Mayers (21) and Precious Marange (16*) provided them with a lower-order surge.

Bangladesh chased down the measly total with relative ease, as Ayasha Rahman top-scored with 28 and Shaila Sharmin (23*) steered them home in less than 12 overs. The loss of two wickets was hardly a bother for the hosts.