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Bangladesh Women beat Pakistan by 5 wkts

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nahida’s fifer sets up Bangladesh for five-wickets win against Pakistan women in the first of the three-match series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday.

After a brilliant display in the bowling and fielding Bangladesh chased 82 and when the score was tied Nigar, who made highest 26 off 28, scored the winning run with three balls to spare Opener Murshida khatun was slow but her 23 off 40 was vital to give a base chasing the lowly target.

But the player of the match without any doubt was Nahida Akter. The left-arm spinner, who came as first change bowler, decimated the visitors by picking up five wickets and given away just eight runs.

It is the best bowling figure for a Bangladeshi woman in this format. She broke her own record that she made by picking up 5-12 against Kenya last year.

The second match of the series will take place on Friday at the same venue.