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Australia Womens tour of Bangladesh 2024

Tigresses ready to restrict Aussies to stay alive in series

Published : Tuesday, 2 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 269

Tigresses ready to restrict Aussies to stay alive in series

Tigresses ready to restrict Aussies to stay alive in series

The second clash of the three-match bilateral T20i series between hosts Bangladesh Womens Cricket team and their Australian counterparts is set to take place today.

The hosts are desperate to find a remedy to restrict the guests, while Australia are confident to seal the title with one match to go.

The match will commence at 12:00 noon (BST) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

Despite being bowled out for below one hundred in all three ODIs, Bangladesh found their rhythm with the bat in the T20i series opener and posted 126 runs ridding on the bat of skipper Nigar Sultana Joty (63), Fahima Khatun (27) and Murshida Khatun (20). However, batting remains a concern for Bangladesh as they lost their top two batters managing only two runs.

Dilara Akter and Sobhana Mostary are yet to find form with the bat, while Shorna Akter is also struggling to score.

Vice-captain Nahida Akter, young pacer Marufa Akter, Sultana Khatun and Rabeya Khatun provide quality bowling options for Bangladesh, despite their inability to contain Aussie skipper Alyssa Healy and the experienced Beth Mooney, who both scored respective fifties to secure a 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the previous meeting.

In addition to Healy and Mooney, Australia boasts a strong lineup including Ellyse Perry, Phoebe Litchfield and all-rounders like Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Wareham and Annabel Sutherland. Visiting bowlers Sophie Molineux and Tayla Vlaeminck proved to be almost unplayable for Bangladesh.

The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium usually favours batters with substantial assistance for spinners. The weather conditions are favorable for uninterrupted cricket and the team winning the toss is likely to opt for batting first to set a competitive total to defend by their bowlers.

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