New Zealand rallies to beat Bangladesh

Seamer Hayley Jensen and off-spinner Leigh Kasperek took three wickets apiece as New Zealand produced an amazing comeback to beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in a low-scoring match on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup right here on Saturday.

The White Ferns had been left in a spot of hassle having been bowled out for 91 in 18.2 overs however their bowlers produced a shocking show to dismiss Bangladesh 17 runs quick.

Bangladesh was dismissed for 74.

Not sufficient

Ritu Moni’s (4/18) first four-wicket haul, the perfect figures of the match thus far, was not sufficient to steer Bangladesh to a historic victory.

It was solely the third time the White Ferns had been saved below 100 runs at a World Cup, however it was clear they weren’t going to go down with out a combat as Jensen (3/11) and Kasperek (3/23) made amends.

Finding itself at 32 for 3 on the halfway level, Bangladesh’s try to decrease the asking price proved expensive.

The win for New Zealand means Group A is completely arrange for a trans-Tasman showdown on Monday, with the winner set to attain the semifinals.

The scores: New Zealand 91 in 18.2 overs (Rachel Priest 25; Ritu Moni 4/18, Salma Khatun 3/7) bt Bangladesh 74 in 19.5 overs (Hayley Jensen 3/11, Leigh Kasperek 3/23).

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