PV Sports Desk : Bangladesh geared up well for the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, beating Pakistan by five runs in their final warm-up match in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday.
Pace bowler Jahanara Alam led the victory, claiming 4-22 in 3.4 overs.
Bangladesh put up a mediocre 111-8 after opting to bat first at the Allan Border Field but thanks to Jahanara they defended it well, bowling Pakistan out for 106 in 19.4 overs.
For Bangladesh, Murshida Khatun scored highest 43 runs off 38 balls with the help of six boundaries.
Fargana Haque (21), Ritu Moni (14 not out) and Nigar Sultana (13) were the other significant run-getters.
Aiman Anwar was the most successful bowler for Pakistan with 2-12. Jahanara and Bangladesh spinners then reduced Pakistan to 23-3 inside four overs to give them initial shock before denying the mighty opponents the victory eventually.