Bangladesh women’s keeper too slow to dislodge Beth Mooney’s bails vs Australia in the Women’s T20 World Cup at Canberra.
Hosts Australia thrashed Bangladesh in the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup by 86 runs. The win was built on a 151-run opening partnership between Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney. This is their highest first wicket partnership in T20I’s eclipsing the 121-run stand between Ellyse Perry and Elyse Villani in 2015.
While both the Batswomen looked to stamp their authority in the match and batted as such, they were also aided by significant errors from the Bangladeshi fielders. The most notorious of which was when Bangladeshi wicketkeeper Sultana, failed to stump Mooney in time while she was still batting on 47.
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Apart from the missed stumping chance, Bangladesh also dropped 3 catches in the space of 10 balls. Mooney received two more lives and Healy also found herself on the receiving end of a poor fielding effort while batting on 82.
However, just 3 balls after her reprieve, Healy was caught on point as she missed out on what would have been her 2nd T20I hundred.
Australia eventually ended their innings on 189/1 in their 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh managed to bat their allotted 20 overs but could only manage to score 103 runs with 9 wickets down. This gave the hosts a massive 86 run win and a major boost to their net run rate.
With 3 wins in their 3 matches, India have qualified for the Semi-finals. Australia will now face New Zealand in their last group stage match in what will now be a virtual quarter-final; should the kiwi’s triumph over Bangladesh on Saturday. And judging by Bangladesh’s performance today though, it is very unlikely that an upset will take place.
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