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ICC Women's World T20
Tigress concede 2nd straight defeat
Sports Reporter
Published :Friday, 18 March, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 15
ICC Women's World T20
Bangladesh National Women Cricket Team conceded their second straight defeat in the ICC Women's World T20 2016 as they lost to England eves by 36 runs in the second match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India on Thursday.
Winning the toss English skipper Charlotte Edwards opted to bat first and the skipper led her team with the willow to post a challenging total of 153 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs. In pursuit, Bangladesh eves could hardly manage 117 runs for six wickets in 20 overs.
Though the Tigress lost the match, they made a record of their highest T20I total in this match as their previous best total was 115 against Sri Lanka in 2014.
Chasing the big target, Bangladesh lost their opener Sharmin Akhter (0) in the first over. They also failed to utilise the power play as they scored only 21 runs losing two wickets in first six overs.
Fargana Hoque and Rumana Ahmed showed some resistance adding 24 runs for the third wicket pair. But both of them went back to the dressing within the difference of eight runs.
Fargana scored 19 runs off 25 balls while Rumana made a ball each 19 runs.
Then Nigar Sultana and Salma Khatun presented a brilliant partnership of 64 runs in 49 balls for the fifth wicket stand. But it was not enough to avoid the defeat.
Nigar made the highest 35 runs off 28 balls hitting four boundaries and a six while Salma was unbeaten with the second highest 30-ball 32 runs with four fours.
For England, Anya Shrubsole grabbed two wickets.
Earlier, Charlotte Edwards and Tammy Beaumont started better for England adding 34 runs in 4.1 overs for the opening stand.
Tammy Beaumont got out scoring 18 runs. Charlotte Edwards then added 36 runs for the second wicket stand with Sarah Taylor before England lost the wickets of Sarah Taylor (9) and Heather Knight (1) within the difference of one run.
Losing two quick wickets England were a little bit under pressure but the 60 runs' knock by the skipper Charlotte Edwards helped them to post more than 150 runs.
For Bangladesh, skipper Jahanara Alam grabbed three wicket conceding 32 runs in four overs.

Soumya waits for better start overcoming bad days
Sports Reporter
Bangladesh lost their Super Ten opener of the ICC World T20 2016 against Pakistan by 55 runs. Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar is considering the match as a bad day. The lefty opener said they will try their best to go ahead forgetting the failure of their Super Ten opener.
Bangladesh reached Bangalore from Kolkata on Thursday. They will play their next two matches on the World T20 against Australia and India there at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Soumya Sarker talked to media at the airport after reaching Bangalore. He said they accepted the defeat against Pakistan with a sportive mentality.
He said, "We were in the game. That was Pakistan's first match and our fourth. We won pervious two matches. We should take it naturally that we lost the fourth match. You could have a bad day. We will try to bounce back in the next three matches.
To secure the Super Ten berth Bangladesh had to play a qualifying round where they beat Netherland and Oman while the match against Ireland was abandoned due to rain.
Soumya was not in his own colour in last few matches. Bangladesh will face Australia on Monday and India on Wednesday and Soumya hopes to start better in these matches.
He said, "Now I m thinking if I can start better it will be better for our team. And I am trying to deliver something better for the team."

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