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Bangladesh eve team lost SA ODI series

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Bangladesh Women's cricket team could not utilise their last chance to escape a clean sweep losing the last game by six wickets in a five match ODI series against host South Africa (SA) at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein on Monday.

Bangladesh suffered a 154-run defeat in the 4th game after nine wickets defeats in each 3rd and 2nd games, starting the campaign with a 106-run loss. In the day's match SA Women chased down a target of 167 runs, scoring 169 for 4 in 35 overs as Laura Wolvaardt hit a boundary in the match's last ball on her way to unbeaten 70* off 96 balls, including seven boundaries and one six.

Player of the match L Wolvaardt shared a partnership of 79 off 16.3 overs with opener Lizelle Lee in the opening stand.  L Lee was caught by skipper Rumana Ahmed off Khadija Tul Kubra after scoring 44off 49 balls including seven boundaries.

SA skipper Dane van Niekerk (29 off 41b; 1x4) was another double digit scorer for the side, was stumped by Shamima Sultana off Rumana on 138/3 in 28.2 overs. Spin bowler Khadija Tul Kubra got three for 37 in 10 overs while Rumana (1/28) was another wicket taker for Bangladesh.

Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh scored 166 for 9 in 50 overs -- the visiting side highest score on this tour --  spurred with two half centuries by skipper Rumana Ahmed  and opening batter Shamima Sultana. Rumana hit 74 off 123 balls, including seven boundaries, before being caught behind by Trisha Chetty off Marizanne Kapp on 156/5 in 46 overs.

-UNB

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