Bangladesh girls continued their impressive show in the ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup as they posted a challenging 165-2 against Sri Lanka in their second group match at Benoni on Monday.
Afifa Prottasha made a blistering start as the 18-year-old struck five boundaries and three sixes to score 53 off 43 opening the batting.
Dalia Akter, the player of the match during Bangladesh’s win against Australia in the first match was also impressive as she remained not out of 36 off 27 but the standout perfomer was Shorna Akter.
Shorna, who turned into 16 just a fortnight ago, played a special knock showing aggressive intent from the word go to pick up a fifty off just 28 balls with the aid of three fours and two sixes.
Thanks to her the unbroken third wicket partnership added 86 runs from 51 balls and push the total well past 150-run mark.