Bangladesh lose despite Rumana-Fargana fightback

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South Africa Women : 127/6 in 20 overs (Lee 46, Wolvaardt 30, Luus 28; Khadija 3/23, Rumana 2/19)

Bangladesh Women : 110/5 in 20 overs (Rumana 36, Fargana 35, Fahima 12; Ismail 3/19)

Result : South Africa Women won by 17 runs.

Bangladesh Women started the T20I series against South Africa Women by 17 runs at Diamond Oval, Kimberley. Second match of the 3-match series will be held at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein on May 19.

Batting first South Africa posted 127 for 6 in 20 overs. Khadija took 3 wickets for 23 and Rumana 2 for 19.

After a slow start, 72-run stand between skipper Rumana and Fargana gave Bangladesh a hope for the chase. But after their departure, South Africa managed to restrict Bangladesh to 110 for 5 in 20 overs. Rumana played the highest knock of 36 while Fargana scored 35. Ismail bagged 3 wickets for 19 for South Africa.

Photo : Cricket South Africa