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Sharmin becomes first Bangladeshi woman centurion in ODIs

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Published: 18:27, 23 November 2021  
Sharmin becomes first Bangladeshi woman centurion in ODIs

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Sharmin Akhter has made history as she has scored the first ODI century for the Bangladesh Women’s cricket team.

In a match against the US on Tuesday, Sharmin achieved this milestone. It was a qualifying match held in Zimbabwe’s Harare for the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

The Bangladeshi opener scored an unbeaten 130 off 141 balls, which helped Bangladesh post 322 for 5 at the end of stipulated 50 overs.

Fargana Hoque scored 67 while 47 came from Murshida Khatun, and 33 from captain Nigar Sultana.

US bowler Moksha Chaudhury picked up two wickets of Rumana Ahmed and Ritu Moni for 64 runs.

In 2013, Salma scored an unbeaten 75 against India in Ahmedabad. In the next match, Rumana scored 75 against the same opponents at the same venue. They were the highest-run holders in an ODI for Bangladesh Women’s cricket team.

The Bangladesh Women are looking really aggressive as they beat Pakistan in their opening match.