July 11, 2007

Women power

Bangladeshi cricket fans are dismayed over their cricket teams performance in Sri Lanka. After a good show in World Cup they are failing badly in Sri Lanka. Actually they are in a transitional phase without a fixed coach. Dav Whatmore mattered a lot in their earlier performances. The critics were soon on the act of calling the number game.

However an interesting break was the performance of Bangladesh Women cricket team in the ACC women's tournament. Cricinfo reports:
Bangladesh vs UAE, one of two matches on day 1 of the ACC women's tournament, lasted all of one hour, with perhaps more time spent in change-overs than playing cricket. Bangladesh's opening bowlers Panna Ghosh and Shamina Akter knocked over the UAE batsmen in 9 overs, and then Tajkia Akhter, the captain, and Chamely Khatun reached the target in 1.2 overs.

Seven ducks were registered in the UAE innings, with three batsmen making 1 and the highest innings score being 3. UAE struggled against the bowling from both ends, Ghosh ending with figures of 5 for 6 from 5 overs while Akhter, her stockier but equally quick teammate, took 3 for 2 in her 4 overs.
Anyone calling for another number game?


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