Match Report | CWG Qualifiers | Bangladesh continue their dominance as they beat Kenya by 80 runs


Written By: Ritwika Dhar
Date: 19-01-2022

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In the 3rd match of the Commonwealth Games Qualifiers, Bangladesh was up against Kenya.


After winning the toss, Kenya invited Bangladesh to bat first. Kenya came out firing on all cylinders as they reduced Bangladesh to 50/6 after 9 overs. Queentor Abel and Mercyline Ochieng were the chief destructors as they took 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Kenya pacer Ochieng took Bangladesh's key wickets of captain Nigar Sultana Joty and experienced all-rounder Rumana Ahmed. When it seemed that a potential upset was on the cards, Bangladesh turned around and started rebuilding their innings to end with a fighting total of 125 for 6 in 20 overs courtesy of Salma Khatun’s 33 (32) and Ritu Moni’s 39 (34).


Kenya required 126 runs at 6.30 RPO. But, on this turning pitch at the Kinrara Oval, Bangladeshi spinners spun a web around the Kenya batters and bundled them out for just 45 runs in 12.4 overs. Nahida Akter took her career-best figures of 5/10, while Salma, Sanjida, Rumana, and Suraiya took 1 wicket each. Sharon Juma was the highest run-scorer in the Kenyan innings with 24 runs.


Brief scorecard:


Bangladesh - 125/6 (20 overs) R. Moni 39* (34), S. Khatun 33* (32); Q. Abel 3/14 (4), M. Ochieng 2/21 (4)


Kenya - 45 (12.4 overs) S. Juma 24 (20), Q. Abel 9 (8); N. Akter 5/12 (3.4), S. Azmim 1/5 (2)


 


 


   


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Match Report | CWG Qualifiers | Bangladesh continue their dominance as they beat Kenya by 80 runs


Written By: Ritwika Dhar
Date: 19-01-2022

Picture Courtesy: 100 MB


In the 3rd match of the Commonwealth Games Qualifiers, Bangladesh was up against Kenya.


After winning the toss, Kenya invited Bangladesh to bat first. Kenya came out firing on all cylinders as they reduced Bangladesh to 50/6 after 9 overs. Queentor Abel and Mercyline Ochieng were the chief destructors as they took 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Kenya pacer Ochieng took Bangladesh's key wickets of captain Nigar Sultana Joty and experienced all-rounder Rumana Ahmed. When it seemed that a potential upset was on the cards, Bangladesh turned around and started rebuilding their innings to end with a fighting total of 125 for 6 in 20 overs courtesy of Salma Khatun’s 33 (32) and Ritu Moni’s 39 (34).


Kenya required 126 runs at 6.30 RPO. But, on this turning pitch at the Kinrara Oval, Bangladeshi spinners spun a web around the Kenya batters and bundled them out for just 45 runs in 12.4 overs. Nahida Akter took her career-best figures of 5/10, while Salma, Sanjida, Rumana, and Suraiya took 1 wicket each. Sharon Juma was the highest run-scorer in the Kenyan innings with 24 runs.


Brief scorecard:


Bangladesh - 125/6 (20 overs) R. Moni 39* (34), S. Khatun 33* (32); Q. Abel 3/14 (4), M. Ochieng 2/21 (4)


Kenya - 45 (12.4 overs) S. Juma 24 (20), Q. Abel 9 (8); N. Akter 5/12 (3.4), S. Azmim 1/5 (2)


 


 


   


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