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Young Tigresses out of U-19 Women's T20 WC despite win over UAE



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To end the ICC Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup on a high note, Bangladesh defeated the UAE in their second Super Sixes match.

However, with just one loss, they are no longer in the tournament after their defeat to South Africa in the opening game of this round.

The Bangladesh bowlers restricted UAE to a below-par total, which was easily overhauled by their batters as they finished their campaign in fine fettle.

UAE had to contend with Marufa Akter’s red-hot new ball spell which accounted for skipper Theertha Satish (4 from 4) and Samaira Dharnidharka (0 from 2) in the very first over of the innings. Hereafter, Lavanya Keny (29 from 46) and Mahika Gaur (17 from 27) began the repair job, with Keny playing the anchor while Gaur went for her runs.

However, after Gaur fell to Reya Shika (1/9), Bangladesh throttled the scoring rate with wickets at regular intervals. Rabeya’s 3/14 restricted UAE to 69/9.

In pursuit of quick runs and an enormous net run rate boost, Bangladesh lost regular wickets in the powerplay overs. Misty Shaha (1 from 3) and Afia Prottasha (15 from 15) fell to Indhuja Nandakumar (2/34), while Sumaiya Akter (0 from 3) was out to Gaur (1/16).

Shorna Akter (38 from 19) then took charge, scoring 20 runs off the final powerplay over to get the batting team to 46/3. Samaira Dharnidharka (2/18) struck twice in the ninth over, but by then Bangladesh were within striking distance of their target.

Having put their foot down, the Tigresses won the game with 65 balls to spare, but it wasn’t quite enough. Their net run rate disadvantage saw them finish third in Group 1 of the Super Six stage, with India and Australia qualifying ahead of them.