Bangladesh U-19 Women's team has achieved a huge milestone by winning their second match to brighten their prospects of a berth in the Super Six from group A in the inaugural ICC U-19 World Cup.
They defeated Sri Lanka by 10 runs on Monday, thanks to Afia Prottasha and Shorna Akter's fifties and some great bowling, according to UNB.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bangladesh posted 165 runs for two wickets in 20 overs, with Misty Shaha and Afia Prottasha opening the batting and putting together a 75-run stand.
Prottasha scored 53 runs off 43 balls, managing five fours and three sixes. Shorna managed to score 50 off 28 balls, consisting of three fours and two sixes.
In response, Sri Lanka were off to a shaky start when they lost Nethmi Senarathna in the first over. The other opener, Sumudu Nisansala, followed soon afterwards, as they were batting at 24 runs.
However, Captain Vishmi Gunaratne and Dewmi Vihanga formed a strong third wicket stand of 96 runs and almost pulled off a remarkable win for their team. In the last over, Sri Lanka needed 28 runs for victory, but only managed 17, thus losing the match.
For Bangladesh, Marufa Akter bagged two wickets, conceding 19 runs in four overs.
This is Bangladesh's second win in two matches, as they won their opening match against Australia. This has put them in a very hopeful and encouraging position for the upcoming stages of the tournament.
The ICC U-19 World Cup is taking place in South Africa, with 16 teams from across the globe participating in the biggest cricketing event for young female cricketers. The tournament promises to be an incredible showcase of international talent and provide an inspiring platform for the next generation of cricketing stars.