Rumana takes maiden hat-trick as Bangladesh win series

Rumana takes maiden hat-trick as Bangladesh win series

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Dhaka  – Leg-spinner Rumana Ahmed took the maiden hat-trick for Bangladesh in women’s cricket as the Tigresses sealed a 10-run victory over Ireland in the 3rd ODI of a three-match series at the Instornian Cricket Club Ground in Belfast on Saturday.For her outstanding performance in the only match of the series that produced a result, Rumana was adjudged player of the series as
Bangladesh also secured a 1-0 victory in the rain-hit series,UNB News Agency Reported.
However, the 3rd ODI was not originally scheduled in the series, but was added after the 1st ODI was abandoned without a ball bowled. The 2nd one started as a curtailed 47-overs-a-side, that saw only 18 overs of play before being abandoned.The 29-year old Rumana from Khulna, sent three batters — Kim Garth,Clare Shillington and Mary Waldron — back to the dressing room to complete her hat-trick and wrap up Ireland’s innings.Rumana kept the Ireland women side on 84 to trap all three wickets by lbw when scoreboard showing 84/7 for the hosts.She conceded 20 for 3 in 7.5 overs in the innings that forced Ireland to finish at 96 for all in 37.5 overs, replying to Bangladesh’s 106 for all in 40.1 overs.Rumana’s hat-trick for Bangladesh denied Irish medium pacer Amy
Johanna Kenealy’s wicket haul of 4/32 in 10 overs earlier in the day.Rumana started her ODI career in November 2011 and played 20 matches to capture 24 wickets at an average 20.16 runs.Bangladesh started their tour campaign with a 6-run defeat in the 1st
T20I of the two-match series, also was a rain-hit and curtailed 10-over-a-side match that led Bangladesh to loss the two-match T20I
series 0-1.The 2nd T20I of the series was washed out without a ball being bowled due to wet outfield, a consequence of persistent rain.

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