Bangladesh sunk in modest chase
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34, Kubra 3-24, Salma Khatun 2-11) beat Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5, Smartt 2-9) by 36 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Bangladesh met West Indies for the second time in 24 hours and for the second time, the home side botched the chase. Bangladesh Women, playing their opening game against West Indies Women, did everything right in the first half unlike their male counterparts on the previous night, but slumped in the second half to concede the match in Sylhet.
The batting collapse mirrored the travails of the Bangladesh Men's team that had suffered a heavy loss on Tuesday. Only three players got into double-digit scores and the innings keeled over in spectacular fashion as Bangladesh lost their last six wickets for just seven runs to be bowled out for 79 in the 18th over.
Chasing a modest target of 116, the Bangladesh openers made a steady start, scoring 19 in 5.4 overs of graft. But once legspinner Shaquana Quintyne made the first breakthrough, the innings lost its way. West Indies kept picking up regular wickets to not let Bangladesh get back up on their feet. A stand of 28 for the fifth wicket between Rumana Ahmed and Nuzhat Tasnia raised faint hopes but once Tasnia was dismissed by the offspin of Anisa Mohammed, the team caved in.
Being made to field, Bangladesh made an excellent start by dismissing Kycia Knight for a duck. With West Indies were looking to rebuild, Fahima Khatun's quick strikes scuppered their plans. Although the dangerous Deandra Dottin, who scored a run-a-ball 34, kept the innings moving for West Indies, the run rate of less than six meant things remained in Bangladesh's control. Dottin was eventually dismissed by Khadija Tul Kubra, who picked up two other wickets, and the rest of the West Indies batsmen could only add a further 26 runs to the total.