Fargana and Nigar placed on 96 runs for the third wicket to propel Bangladesh to 234; Sandhu picks up three for Pakistan
Bangladesh Girls 234 for 7 (Fargana 71, Nigar 46, Akhter 44, Sandhu 3-41) vs Pakistan Girls
On cue, Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof, who opted to bowl, introduced on spinners from each ends as Nashra Sandhu and Ghulam Fatima then rung within the dots. Omaima Sohail reaped the rewards of sustained stress as she picked up a wicket off her first ball within the sport, having Akhter sweeping one onto the stumps for 44.
It was then, at 79 for two within the twentieth over, that Fargana and Nigar acquired collectively. With spinners in operation, they struggled to rotate strike. However Fargana, having been within the center for over ten overs, then opened up. She first pulled Sana to the midwicket fence earlier than sweeping Sohail. Sana was then hit for back-to-back fours as Fargana and Nigar introduced up their fifty-run stand.
Sandhu then struck twice in two balls, together with the dismissal of Fargana for 71, slowing down the Bangladesh scoring within the loss of life overs. She completed with three wickets as Bangladesh may solely handle to attain 57 for 4 within the final ten overs.
S Sudarshanan is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo