Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Bangladesh Women and West Indies Women, Match 8 of the ICC Women’s World T20 2016 at Chennai. We’ll bring you all the updates of the match here. Bangladesh Women have lost both their matches in the tournament so far. They first lost to India Women in the opening match of the tournament and then followed it up with a big loss at the hands of England Women. This is West Indies Women’s second match of the tournament. They beat Pakistan Women by a small margin of four runs in their first match at Chennai. This will be a crucial match for both sides. Bangladesh Women would want to get off the mark in the tournament, while West Indies will want to continue their winning run. 

Live cricket scores and updates: Bangladesh Women 99 | Overs 18.3| TARGET 149| BATTING: Nahida Akhter 2 (10): Bangladesh Women have lost the match by 49 runs and have crashed out of the tournament. West Indies on the other hand, courtesy of clinical performance from the entire team. Here’s the match report

Live cricket scores and updates: Bangladesh Women 73/6 | Overs 13| TARGET 149| BATTING: Nigar Sultana 13 (8), Fahima Khatun 1 (1): Bangladesh Women are slowly losing their way here. West Indies Women on the other hand have bowled extremely well and reaping the benefits. Bangladesh Women are on course to losing their third game in a row and crashing out of the competition.

Live cricket scores and updates: Bangladesh Women 46/1 | Overs 9| TARGET 149| BATTING: Fargana Hoque 9 (17), Salma Khatun 7 (8): Bangladesh Women have lost yet another wicket and now have an uphill task if they are to chase this total down. West Indies Women will hope that they can pick up wickets at regular intervals and cruise to an easy win. OUT! Sharmin Akhter c Deandra b Hayley 11 (16)

Live cricket scores and updates: Bangladesh Women 26/1 | Overs 4| TARGET 149| BATTING:  Sharmin Akhter (9), Fargana Hoque 1 (1): Bangladesh Women are off to a good start. They have a stiff target to chase down and it is going to be difficult unless they manage to make the best of the powerplay overs. They have lost the wicket of their opener Sanjida and will hope that their middle-order steps up today. OUT! Sanjida Islam c Deandra b Stefanie 14 (14)

Here’s our innings REPORT

Live cricket scores and updates: West Indies Women 148/4 | Overs 20| BATTING: Stacey-Ann King 20 (15), Shemaine Campbell 5 (4): West Indies Women have gotten themselves into a good position. They will be confident of winning this match. Bangladesh Women will have to bat very well if they are to register their first win of the tournament. OUT!  Deandra Dottin st Nigar b Rumana 24 (11)

Live cricket scores and updates: West Indies Women 104/3 | Overs 16| BATTING: Deandra Dottin 6 (4), Stacey-Ann King 2 (2): West Indies Women have gone past the 100-run mark. they will want to score big in the last four overs and take their side past 130. Nahida Akter has once again been brilliant for Bangladesh Women in this match, getting all three wickets to fall in the match so far. OUT! Britney Cooper c & b Nahida 9 (7), Stefanie Taylor c Lata b Nahida 40 (41)

Live cricket scores and updates: West Indies Women 75/1 | Overs 13| BATTING: Stefanie Taylor 25 (42), Britney Cooper 4 (4): Bangladesh Women finally manage to get a breakthrough. They have dismissed Hayley Matthews, who was looking in good touch, Hopefully, they can get a few more and cut the run flow. OUT! Hayley Matthews c Nigar b Nahida 41 (42)

Live cricket scores and updates: West Indies Women 52/0 | Overs 10| BATTING: Hayley Matthew 36 (36), Stefanie Taylor 15 (24):West Indies Women at the half-way stage have reached 50 and more importantly have not lost a single wicket so far. Bangladesh Women have restricted West Indies Women well, but they have not managed to get a single wicket, which could be crucial.

Live cricket scores and updates: West Indies Women 28/0 | Overs 6| BATTING: Hayley Matthew 22 (24), Stefanie Taylor 9 (12): West Indies Women have not lost a wicket and as a result will hope to score a substantial score. The openers are setting up a good platform for their side. Bangladesh Women to their credit have kept it tight so far.

Live cricket scores and updates: West Indies Women 12/0 | Overs 2| BATTING: Hayley Matthew 6 (8), Stefanie Taylor 5 (2): West Indies Women are off to an excellent start and will look to continue this for the rest of the match. Bangladesh Women have been a touch wayward with the bowling and will want to improve on that as the match progresses.

TOSS: West Indies Women have won the toss and elect to bat

West Indies Women and Bangladesh Women will be led by their regular Twenty20 International (T20I) skippers, Stafanie Taylor and Jahanara Alam respectively. Bangladesh Women began their World T20 campaign against India where they were thoroughly outclassed by Mithali Raj and Co in all the departments. India had posted 163 in 20 overs after being put to bat first. In reply, the visitors struggled from ball No. 1 and eventually fell short of 72 runs. Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper-batsman Nigar Sultana was the only batter to have stuck at the crease for a long time scoring some 27 odd runs. Bangladesh next faced England and lost that match as well. So, it is not wrong to assume the World T20 is more or less over for them.

Playing the West Indies on Sunday, they will only look to return to winning ways and maybe spoil West Indies’ party who won their opening match against Pakistan and are well open for the next round.

Squads:

West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (c), Merissa Aguilleira (wk), Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Tremayne Smartt, Kycia Knight, Shekera Selman, Shemaine Campbelle, Britney Cooper, Afy Fletcher, Heyley Matthews, Shaquana Quintyne

Bangladesh: Jahanara Alam (c), Nigar Sultana(wk), Ayasha Rahman, Fahima Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Lata Mondal, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Islam, Shaila Sharmin, Sharmin Akhter