Bangladesh won the match and India won the T20 series.

Bangladesh won the 3rd T20 beating India by 4 wickets. However India won the previous two matches and named the series to their side. Shamima Sultana awarded Player of the match and Harmanpreet Kaur gets the Player of the series. India won the T20 series by 2-1.

Previously India won the toss and chose to bat first and made 102-9 in 20 overs. Bangladesh chased the score with 10 balls left and won the match by 4 wickets. 

In the 2nd over, Mandhana was the first one who returned to the pavilion. Sultana Khatun took the wicket when she was at 1. Then the other opener Shafali Verma tries to hit a lofted shot but fails to get par the boundary line. Sultana Khatun gets the credit. 

After that the highest partnership stands for India in the match by the 3rd wicket between Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues. It stands for 45 runs. Then Shorna Akter breaks the partnership by taking the wicket of Rodrigues. She departs after scoring 28 runs. Then the well settled skipper Kaur tries a lofted shot against Fahima Khatun but fails and the wicketkeeper easily takes off the bails. She made 40 runs. 

After the departure of these batsmen suddenly the batting lineup collapsed and wickets started to fall just one after the other. Next one was Yastika Bhatia who made 12 runs and Rabeya Khan took the wicket. Then in the next over Vastrakar tries a slog sweep against Nahida Akter but misses the slow spin and the ball hits the ball. She made 2 runs. In the same over, Amanjot Kaur gets run out by a direct throw of Nahida Akter. She made 2 runs. 

In the last over, Rabeya Khan bowled Minnu Mani at 1. Then in the last delivery, Khan again strikes by taking the wicket of Deepti Sharma. She contributed only 4 runs. 

Rabeya Khan took 3 wickets, Sultana Khatun took 2 wickets. Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun and Shorna Akter took 1 wicket each. 

During the chase, Bangladesh lost their 1st wicket of Shathi Rani. Minnu Mani dismisses her. She made 10 runs. Then again Minnu strikes in her 2nd over by dismissing Dilara Akter. She only scored 1 run. Then for the 3rd wicket, 46 runs were added , highest for Bangladesh in the match by Nigar Sultana and Shamima Sultana. Devika Vaidya broke the partnership by taking the wicket of captain Nigar Sultana. She departs after scoring 14 runs. 

Next one was Shorna Akter who departed at the score of 2 runs. This time Rodrigues strikes. Sultana Khatun was the next one who was dismissed. Devika Vaidya took her wicket. She made 12  runs. In the next delivery, well settled Shamima Sultana got run out by Minnu Mani. She contributed 42 runs for the team. After that Ritu Moni and Nahida Akter easily get par the run required. Ritu made 7 runs and Nahida made 10 runs. In 18.2 overs Bangladesh chased it down. 

Devika Vaidya and Minnu Mani grabbed 2 wickets each. Rodrigues settled with 1 wicket. 

Shamima Sultana, Awarded Player of the Match, she said,

“After the previous match they discussed what to do and it came off. Tried to take the singles and doubles and rotate the strike.”

Harmanpreet Kaur, Awarded Player of the Series, Indian Captain, she said,

“Bangladesh looked very aware today, the way they were batting. Lots of learning for us, the way they took the singles. They did not give us a chance. The ODI series is coming up and we now know how the conditions and the pitch plays. We need to stay positive. This wicket you need to depend on singles and doubles. Due to our batting collapse, we did not get even 6 runs per over. The game changer for us was the last 5 overs where we did not get what we wanted as we felt the pressure.”

On ODI’s she added, “It will be a low-scoring tournament. We don’t get to see 300 scored in an inning. Need to rotate strike and go over by over. Lots of areas to improve as a team and let’s see how it goes. There are young bowlers, sorry I do not know the name but they bowled well (about Bangladesh bowlers). Today also she was keen to bowl, not only Jemi but also Minnu Mani. It’s a great opportunity and we are getting a new bowler who is keen to bowl.”

Nigar Sultana, Bangladesh Captain, said,

“Before the ODI series we got some momentum. The way the bowlers bowled today was amazing. Nahida and Marufa as well, they showed their character. After the last match, we were very confident as we know what we are capable of. We always believe that we are capable of beating a good side, somehow we missed out in the last game and we want to take this momentum to the ODI series.”

After that Indian Captain Harmanpreet Kaur receives the trophy and the whole team poses for the camera.

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