Bangladesh women’s team suffer cleansweep in New Zealand

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Bangladesh women’s team lost the third Twenty20 international against New Zealand by 63 runs to lose the three-match series 0-3 at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown, New Zealand on Wednesday.

Amelia Kerr’s unbeaten 48 off 31 balls and skipper Sophie Devine’s 47 off 33 balls helped the hosts post a daunting 152-7 after opting to bat first.

In reply, Bangladesh failed to breach the 100-run mark for the second time in the series, as they could only muster 89-7 in their 20 overs.

Rumana Ahmed top-scored with 25 off 24 balls and veteran all-rounder Salma Khatun remained unbeaten on 23 off 30 deliveries.

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Earlier, Bangladesh suffered their worst ever defeat in women’s T20Is in the first match of the series, losing the game by 132 runs after getting bundled out for a mere 32.

In the second WT20I, Bangladesh women’s team put forth a much improved performance, scoring 111-8 in their 20 overs, but fell 37 runs short of their target.

Both teams will now shift their focus to the three-match women’s One-Day International (ODI) series, set to begin on 11 December in Wellington.