Nigar Sultana Joty: “I think we had great batting during the Powerplay, but after six overs we couldn’t manage any boundaries which cost us. We just wanted to continue that [Powerplay] on the batting side into the next match. We need to work on our boundary-hitting options. We also lost 15-20 runs in the last five overs, and we lost too many wickets. Marufa bowled really well today. She just came from the U19 World Cup and showed how valuable she is to the side. It was a very good surface. We did very well in the batting side [in the Powerplay] but we ended 15-20 runs short. If we could have made at least 140+, it could be different. We have Australia to think about now in a few days and are looking forward to that.”
Chamari Athapaththu: “I’m feeling good. I’m really happy about our team’s performance, Harshitha batted really well, and Nilakshi as a finisher. It was a really good team performance. I just play my natural game. I got out early, and Vishmi got out early, but we do not depend on one or two batters in this tournament. We’ve been working on our batting and have confidence now in our batting lineup because we don’t depend on one or two batters. We have six strong batters in our team. The new coach introduced a new strategy and we have a lot of positive vibes in our team just trying to play our natural games. Australia is one of the best teams in the world and a world champion team. We need to improve our bowling a bit and continue our positive batting, just play our natural games.”
Harshitha Samawickrama has been named Player of the Match: “[Via translator] After Chamari got out, she had to take responsibility for the better of the team. She felt it was a bouncy track and for spin, she used her feet to get to the pitch of the ball and she said that’s what she did. [On her six] Because it was a free hit, it was in her range so she took the chance and it went for six.”
SL WMN vs BAN WMN Highlights today, Sunday 12-10-2023. 5th Match (N), Group 1, Newlands, Cape Town, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Toss: BDESH WMN chose to bat.
Sri Lanka Women team: 1 Harshitha Samarawickrama, 2 Chamari Athapaththu (capt.), 3 Vishmi Gunarathne, 4 Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), 5 Nilakshi Silva, 6 Kaveesha Dilhari, 7 Oshadhi Ranasinghe, 8 Ama Kanchana, 9 Sugandika Kumari, 10 Inoka Ranaweera, 11 Achini Kulasooriya.
Bangladesh Women team: 1 Murshida Khatun, 2 Shamima Sultana (wk), 3 Sobhana Mostary, 4 Nigar Sultana Joty (capt.), 5 Shorna Akter, 6 Ritu Moni, 7 Lata Mondoi, 8 Nahida Akter, 9 Marufa Akter, 10 Salma Khatun, 11 Jahanara Alam.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 10
Sri Lanka Women Won: 6
Bangladesh Women Won: 4
Sri Lanka Women T20I Rankings: 8th
Bangladesh Women T20I Rankings: 9th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
Sri Lanka Women WLWLW
Bangladesh Women LLLL0
Match Timings: 5:00 PM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – Anna Harris, Sue Redfern
TV Umpire – Jacqueline Williams
Match Referee – GS Lakshmi
Reserve Umpire – Kim Cotton
Match number – WT20I no. 1360