Women’s World Cup: Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana expresses disappointment after loss against England

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Women's World Cup: Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana expresses disappointment after loss against England
Women's World Cup: Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana expresses disappointment after loss against England

Women’s World Cup: Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana expresses disappointment after loss against England

Women’s World Cup: Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana expressed disappointment after her team was defeated by England in an ICC Women’s ODI World Cup match on Sunday.

With a facile 100-run victory over Bangladesh here at Basin Reserve on Sunday, defending champions England earned their place in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup semi-finals.

“Lack of partnerships. How we started, we couldn’t reach our goals. Wicket was very good. If we could play till the end and top-order could play 30-35 overs we could finish it. Happy with some individual efforts in the tournament,” said Nigar Sultana in a post-match presentation.

Nigar Sultana (R) and Fargana Hoque of Bangladesh run between wickets during the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup match between England and Bangladesh at Basin Reserve on March 27, 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand.

“Need to play more matches to learn more. We came here to explore. Gained lot of experience. Back home a lot of young girls are coming in. They want to play for Bangladesh. After the WC it’ll be more,” she added.

The reigning World Cup champions scored 234/6 at Basin Reserve, with to Sophia Dunkley’s 67 and Sophie Ecclestone’s 3/15 bowling stint.

In their 235-run chase against England, Bangladesh made slow headway and continued losing wickets. Bangladesh’s top scorer was all-rounder Lata Mondal (30), with openers Shamima Sultana and Sharmin Akhter each scoring 23.

Bangladesh knocked out for 134 runs in 48 overs, with Sophie Ecclestone and Charlotte Dean each taking three wickets. Freya Davies took one wicket.