U-19 Women’s World Cup begins with upset
Bangladesh beat Australia by 7 wickets in first match
New Delhi. The Women’s Under-19 World Cup being played in South Africa has started with a big upset. The Bangladesh team defeated the Australian team by 7 wickets, which is considered to be a contender to win the trophy. Batting first after winning the toss, scored 130 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Bangladesh achieved the target of victory by losing just 3 wickets in the 18th over.
The Women’s Under-19 World Cup, to be played in South Africa from January 14 to 29, got off to a great start. In the first match of the tournament on the first day, the Bangladesh team surprised everyone by starting with a big win of 7 wickets against Australia. Batting first, Claire More’s half-century and Ella Hayward’s innings of 35 runs scored 130 runs for 5 wickets. Marufa Akhtar and Disha Biswas took 2-2 wickets for Bangladesh.
Chasing the target of 131 runs, the start of Bangladesh was also not good and there was a setback on the first ball itself. Without opening the account, Mishti Shah was caught behind the wicket on the ball of Raj McCane. Afia Protasha and Dilkar Akhtar took the team’s score forward while handling the innings. On the score of 66 runs, Dilkar was dismissed after scoring 40 runs while Afia was dismissed after scoring 24 runs. After this, the pair of Shorna and Sumaiya Akhtar took the team to victory.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 14, 2023, 17:31 IST