High Drama for tomorrow match as home team Australia against the fighting tigers of Bangladesh, both teams are looking to win and making their places in next rounds of Playoffs
After a shocking defeat against India, the Aussie women returned to winning ways as they thumped Sri Lanka. However, they were in a spot of bother in that game too as in a small run chase, their side lost 3 wickets inside 4 overs. However, experienced Meg Lanning and Rachael Haynes did well to take the side over the line and open their account in the points table. Their bowling was decent in both the games and it was their batting which has looked a bit out of sorts.
They would want Healy and Mooney to come good at the top while the likes of Lanning and Haynes repeat their performance from the last game. Bangladesh, on the other hand, were in all sorts of trouble against the Indians who were playing without their key player Mandhana at the top.
Their bowlers were torn apart by Shafali Verma at the top. They were able to pull things back well but could not deliver in the death. They were ordinary with the bat and were finding trouble rotating the strike in the middle overs and that mounted pressure on them. And, the Indian team pounced on the opportunity to choke them in the run chase.
As they get ready to play their second game of the tournament, they would want their batters to do well in the Powerplay and then deliver in the middle overs too. Will the hosts be able to continue their winning momentum or will Bangladesh be able to shock them to register their first win of the tournament?
Australia Women won their first game of the tournament but were made to work hard for it and the defending champions know that they have to greatly improve. They looked in big trouble after the loss of three early wickets in their bid to chase Sri Lanka Women’s total down but Meg Lanning produced a captain’s knock to guide her side to the win. They now face Bangladesh Women who will hold no fear ahead of this game but the hosts are likely to come good sooner rather than later and that should be the case here in what is set to be a comfortable victory.