In an exhilarating display of determination and skill, the Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team scripted a remarkable comeback in the three-match ODI series against India Women. After facing disappointment in the T20 series, the Bangladesh Women’s Team showcased their mettle and resilience, culminating in a nail-biting series draw.
The third match, in particular, witnessed history in the making, with a stellar performance by Bangladeshi batter Fargana Hoque, who etched her name in the record books by becoming the first-ever Bangladeshi woman to smash a century in ODI cricket.
Recognizing the team’s outstanding performance against a formidable opponent like India, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan Papon took a momentous decision to reward the Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team with a bonus of 35 Lakhs BDT, a gesture that celebrates their achievements on the cricketing stage.
A Rollercoaster Ride: Bangladesh Women’s Cricket
The ODI series began with a statement of intent from the Bangladesh Women’s Team, as they secured a comfortable victory in the opening match. Their clinical performance sent a clear message that they were not to be underestimated. However, the Indian Women’s Team, known for their tenacity and prowess, struck back hard, leveling the series with a win in the second match.
The Decider: A Thrilling Finale
As the series reached its pivotal third and final match, the stakes were high. Both teams were hungry for victory, and the tension on the field was palpable. The contest swung back and forth, with each side jostling for dominance. In the final over of the match, with just one wicket remaining for India, the Bangladesh Women’s Team displayed nerves of steel. In an enthralling turn of events, they claimed India’s last wicket, leveling the match and sealing a historic tie in the ODI series. The jubilation on the faces of the Bangladesh players reflected the hard-fought effort they had put in.
Fargana Hoque’s Momentous Century
Amidst the excitement of the tied series, a star emerged in the form of Fargana Hoque. The talented batter exhibited extraordinary skill and determination, smashing a scintillating century in the third match. Her brilliant innings not only secured the crucial tie for her team but also etched her name in Bangladesh cricket history.
Fargana Hoque’s remarkable feat of becoming the first-ever Bangladeshi woman to score a century in ODI cricket garnered admiration and applause from fans and cricket enthusiasts alike.
BCB’s Gracious Reward
The Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team’s spirited performance did not go unnoticed. The Bangladesh Cricket Board, under the leadership of President Nazmul Hasan Papon, swiftly acknowledged the team’s dedication and achievements.
In a gracious gesture, BCB announced a substantial bonus of 35 Lakhs BDT for the entire squad. This reward not only recognizes their outstanding display on the field but also serves as an encouragement for the team to continue their upward trajectory in international cricket.
“One of our players [Fargana Hoque] hit a century. Some of them played exceedingly well. We are giving 25 Lakhs to the team. The centurion and the best performers will get individual rewards. I guess the total amount will be Tk35 lakh,” the President announced today.
Rising from the disappointment of the T20 series, they fought valiantly to earn a memorable tie in the ODI series. Fargana Hoque’s historic century added an extra shine to the team’s accomplishment, further fueling their determination to excel in the international arena. The generous bonus awarded by the BCB is a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication, inspiring them to reach even greater heights in the world of women’s cricket. As the team continues to evolve and make strides, their recent performances serve as a beacon of hope for the future of women’s cricket in Bangladesh.