As they say - small totals are always tricky. Excellent bowling and fielding from Bangladesh, they made up for their poor batting performance by staying focused on the field.

Sri Lankan batswomen just overdid it, they went after the fly with a bazooka and paid the price. Instead of pacing their innings, they just let the pressure build by not rotating the strike and got out to wild shots and in the end just crumbled in front of a charged up performance from Bangladesh.

Salma Khatun is the player of the match. India v Pakistan starts in an hours, so stay connected...

19.4
W
Salma Khatun to Prabodhani, OUT, run out and it's all over! pushed away on the off side and they scamper through for a single, there was never a run there - Ruma just lobs the ball to the bowler and the bails are off in a flash - Bangladesh win by 5 runs

KDU Prabodhani run out (Rumana Ahmed/Salma Khatun) 2 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.3
2
Salma Khatun to Prabodhani, 2 runs, punched to deep midwicket
19.2
W
Salma Khatun to Ranaweera, OUT, another one! that should do - comes down the track to play and is beaten, keeper does the rest. Salma Khatun on a roll here. Sri Lanka 9 down - Amazing cricket from Bangladesh

I Ranaweera st †Nuzhat Tasnia b Salma Khatun 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.1
W
Salma Khatun to Rasangika, OUT, bowled! straight on the stumps, Rasangika swings hard but misses the target by miles and Salma strikes. Sri Lanka seems to have lost this one

HMD Rasangika b Salma Khatun 3 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SL-W: 55/7 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 2.89, RRR: 8.00)

  • Sripali Weerakkody1 (2b)
  • Deepika Rasangika3 (6b)
  • Jahanara Alam4-0-15-3
  • Panna Ghosh4-2-5-1

9 needed off the last over - advantage Bangladesh here Salma to bowl the last over

18.6
0
Jahanara Alam to Weerakkody, no run,
18.5
1
Jahanara Alam to Rasangika, 1 run, cut away to third man
18.4
1
Jahanara Alam to Weerakkody, 1 run, taps it on the off side and they scamper through for a single, throw at the bowler's end misses the target
18.3
W
Jahanara Alam to Surangika, OUT, Alam strikes! short and quick outside the off stump, Surangika in two minds and in the end just nicks it through to the keeper. Excellent comeback from the bowler after the dreadful first ball

MADD Surangika c †Nuzhat Tasnia b Jahanara Alam 6 (13m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

18.2
0
Jahanara Alam to Surangika, no run, quick delivery outside the off stump and the ball goes past the outside edge
18.1
4
Jahanara Alam to Surangika, FOUR runs, short ball and Surangika picks it up early, makes room and pulls it away to the vacant square leg fence - exellent shot under pressure

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs | SL-W: 49/6 (14 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 2.72, RRR: 7.00)

  • Deepika Rasangika2 (5b)
  • Dilani Manodara2 (7b)
  • Panna Ghosh4-2-5-1
  • Jahanara Alam3-0-9-2

End of a fine spell from Panna Ghosh 14 needed off 12 now.

17.6
0
Panna Ghosh to Rasangika, no run, off the pad and the ball rolls away on the track
17.5
1
Panna Ghosh to Surangika, 1 run, lofted down to mid-on, falls just short of the fielder there
17.4
1
Panna Ghosh to Rasangika, 1 run, edged away behind and the keeper pulls off a fatastic stop, drivng across to her left
17.3
0
Panna Ghosh to Rasangika, no run, played away towards point, Surangika wanted a single but Rasangika was not interested
17.2
1
Panna Ghosh to Surangika, 1 run, paddles it down to short fine leg, quick single taken - throw at the striker's end misses the traget, would have been close
17.1
0
Panna Ghosh to Surangika, no run,

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | SL-W: 46/6 (17 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 2.70, RRR: 5.66)

  • Dilani Manodara0 (4b)
  • Deepika Rasangika1 (2b)
  • Jahanara Alam3-0-9-2
  • Salma Khatun3-1-4-2

Sri Lanka Women require another 17 runs with 4 wickets and 18 balls remaining Panna Ghosh is back

16.6
1lb
Jahanara Alam to Surangika, 1 leg bye, off the pad and ball rolls away past the keeper. End of a fine over
16.5
0
Jahanara Alam to Surangika, no run, defended down on the leg side, fielder moves in quickly and cuts off the single - this is getting interesting
16.4
1
Jahanara Alam to Rasangika, 1 run, cut away to third man, easy single
16.3
0
Jahanara Alam to Rasangika, no run,
16.2
W
Jahanara Alam to Dolawatte, OUT, and the move pays off! short delivery, Dolawatte goes for the pull and late, ball just pops up straight to Panna Ghosh at square leg. Sri Lanka 6 down

SK Dolawatte c Panna Ghosh b Jahanara Alam 15 (36m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.87

Women's T20 Asia Cup News

SL Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7LE KaushalyaAC Jayangani
2nd1SI GalagedaraLE Kaushalya
3rd2CR SeneviratnaSI Galagedara
4th5CR SeneviratnaSK Dolawatte
5th29SK DolawatteHASD Siriwardene
6th0SK DolawatteMADD Surangika
7th9HMD RasangikaMADD Surangika
8th2HMD RasangikaSS Weerakkody
9th0SS WeerakkodyI Ranaweera
10th2SS WeerakkodyKDU Prabodhani