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Rumana's historic hat-trick seals series for Bangladesh

Bangladesh Women 106 (Sanjida 33, Kenealy 4-32) beat Ireland Women 96 (C Joyce 35, Rumana 3-20) by 10 runs
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Legspinner Rumana Ahmed's hat-trick - the first in international cricket by a Bangladesh Women's cricketer - helped her side defend a small total of 106 and beat Ireland Women by 10 runs in the third ODI to claim the series 1-0.

Ireland had begun their chase of 107 well, with the openers Meg Kendal and Cecelia Joyce adding 52. Offspinner Khadija Tul Kubra dismissed Kendal and No. 3 Shauna Kavanagh quickly but the big setback to Ireland's innings came when Cecelia was run out for 35. Having lost Isobel Joyce for 2, Ireland's chase was starting to look shaky at 84 for 4 when Rumana struck. She dismissed Kim Garth, Clare Shillington and Mary Waldron off successive balls to leave Ireland's chase in tatters. Laura Delany, Ireland's captain, pushed the score along to 96 before she too was dismissed and Bangladesh wrapped up the win in the 38th over.

Bangladesh's spinners split up all eight bowler dismissals in Ireland's innings. Apart from Rumana's 3 for 20, Tul Kubra and legspinner Fahima Khatun took two wickets each, while left-arm spinner Nahida Akter had returns of 1 for 18. Khatun's 2 for 13 was her best in ODIs.

Earlier, medium-pacer Amy Kenealy wrecked Bangladesh's top order, leaving them tottering at 25 for 5 after they had opted to bat first. Her career-best 4 for 32 accounted for four of Bangladesh's top six. Opener Sanjida Islam top-scored with 33 and led a brief fightback, adding 44 for the sixth wicket with Ritu Moni. Jahanara Alam and Akter shared another useful partnership of 32 runs for the eighth wicket, lifting the score past 100. The failure of the middle order, however, meant that Bangladesh could only muster a total of 106. Twenty-six extras, including 23 wides, were the second-biggest contribution in Bangladesh's total.

The third ODI was not originally scheduled in the series but was added after the first ODI was abandoned without a ball bowled. The second match, which was curtailed to 47-overs-a-side, then saw only 18 overs of play before being abandoned. Bangladesh had earlier lost the T20I series 0-1.

Ire Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st52CNIM JoyceMF Kendal
2nd0CNIM JoyceSM Kavanagh
3rd14CNIM JoyceL Delany
4th13IMHC JoyceL Delany
5th5L DelanyKJ Garth
6th0CMA ShillingtonL Delany
7th0L DelanyMV Waldron
8th1AJ KenealyL Delany
9th11L DelanyLK O'Reilly
10th0CJ MetcalfeLK O'Reilly