Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
ICC Women's World T20 2014 Group B, Sylhet
Bangladesh Women delighted the home crowd by taking an unexpected three-run win over Sri Lanka Women in their final group game of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sylhet.
Neither side could progress but that didn't stop them producing one of the games of Group B, with Sri Lanka unable to chase down their target of 116.
Rumana Ahmed top scored with 41 as Bangladesh posted 115 for nine before Panna Ghosh took three wickets as Sri Lanka were restricted to 112 for nine in reply.
Needing 13 to win from the final over, Ghosh dismissed Shashikala Siriwardene and Maduri Samuddika was run out from the final ball as Bangladesh made history.
Making their debut this year, this was their first win at the tournament as well as just their fourth Twenty20 International win overall.
This was a much improved batting effort from Bangladesh, led by Rumana, who hit three fours in her 34-ball stay at the crease.
Sharmin Akhter (18), Salma Khatun (22) and Fahima Khatun (14) also reached double figures to help Bangladesh pass the century mark.
Udeshika Prabodhani and Chandima Gunaratne took two wickets apiece with Siriwardene, Chamari Polgompola and Sripali Weerakkody taking one apiece.
In reply, Sri Lanka lost Hasini Perera for one but recovered thanks to Yasoda Mendis (33), Chamari Atapattu (17) and Siriwardene.
However, Bangladesh hit back and from 79 for three, Sri Lanka slipped to 103 for seven at the end of the 19th over.
Ghosh returned three for 18 while Rumana, Salma and Jahanara Alam took a wicket to leave Sri Lanka needing to hit out at the end, which they were unable to do.
Siriwardene was caught by Lata Mondal and although Samuddika made nine in five balls to keep Sri Lanka fighting, she was run out from the final ball attempting to pull off an unlikely win.
The result means that Bangladesh stay at the foot of the table with Sri Lanka one place ahead them after a win apiece.
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