Bangladesh did not lose a match on their way to the Gold in the 13th South Asian Games Women’s Cricket Competition. Let us have a look at some interesting facts about the team performance in the tournament.
Three centuries were scored in the 13th South Asian Games Women’s Cricket Competition and two of them were made by Bangladeshis. Nigar Sultana fired 113 while Fargana Hoque slammed 110 as Bangladesh crushed Maldives by 249 runs.
Nigar and Fargana made the tournament’s highest partnership in that game. The duo added 236 runs after the champions had fallen two wickets down on just 19. Sri Lanka’s Harshitha Madavi (106) and Sathya Sandeepani (96) had made 221, also in the third wicket, against Maldives just a day before.
F for Fargana, F for fours
Besides Nigar and Fargana, Sri Lanka captain Harshitha Madavi was the other player to hit a century in the tournament.
Both Nigar and Harshitha hit three sixes each on the way to their respective tons, but Fargana did not clear the rope during her century.
She hammered 20 fours in her innings, the highest in the competition (in a single innings).
Girls who breathed fire
Nahida Akter was the tournament’s second highest wicket taker, with 8 wickets.
No one from Bangladesh claimed five wickets in a game, but Nahida and Rabeya Khan both grabbed a four-for. Nahida bagged 4 for 32 in a group match against Sri Lanka while Rabeya recorded 4 for just 8 runs against Nepal.
Taming the opponents
The champions condemned Maldives to the tournament’s lowest score when they bundled them out for just 6 runs.