Bangladesh Stun Sri Lanka With Three-Run Win

Bangladesh Women
Bangladesh Women ended their tournament with a victory over Sri Lanka
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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.

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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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Group A: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies Fixtures & Results
23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets