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12:00 AM, November 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:35 AM, November 08, 2018

Batting lets Tigresses down

Batting remains the biggest concern as the Bangladesh women's cricket team suffered an eight-run defeat against their Pakistani counterparts on Tuesday due to a poor batting performance in the second and last warm-up match before the ICC Women's World T20 in West Indies gets underway.

Salma Khatun's side will kick off their campaign in the tournament proper by taking on hosts West Indies on November 9 in Guyana.

The bowlers played their part when Pakistan decided to bat first after winning the toss as they restricted their opponents to 106 for seven in 20 overs at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Captain Salma Khatun claimed two wickets for 19 runs in four overs while Khadija Tul Kubra took two for 18 runs. Rumana Ahmed and Fahima Khatun captured a wicket each.

In reply, Bangladesh stumbled to 36 for four in 9.3 overs but Fargana Hoque kept hopes alive, although her 41-ball 28 before falling victim to a run out was not good enough as Bangladesh finished their 20 overs on 98 for nine.

Lata Mondal added an unbeaten 11-ball 10 and Rumana Ahmed was the other batter to reach double digits with 10 off 17 balls.

Aimen Anwer, Sana Mir and Bismah Maroof took two wickets each.

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