The series-decider of the three-match WODI series between the hosts Bangladesh Women and the visitors India Women finished with a historic tie result, where Fargana Hoque recorded the first WODI century for Bangladesh Women.
Bangladesh Women: 225/4 in 50 overs; Fargana Hoque scored first-ever WODI century for Bangladesh Women
The last game of the series started with a 1-1 series scoreline, where Bangladesh Women chose to bat first at Mirpur. Bangladesh openers Shamima Sultana and Fargana Hoque had a 93-run partnership for the first wicket, their second-best WODI opening partnership.
Sneh Rana finally broke that opening partnership as Shamima was caught out at mid-off after scoring 52 runs off 78 balls with the help of five fours.
However, Fargana continued her batting till the final ball of the innings. The 30-year-old right-handed opening batter completed her 50 runs in 97 balls. In the 42nd over of that innings, the opener surpassed Salma Khatun’s 75 not out (vs India Women at Ahmedabad on 8 April 2013) to record the new highest individual WODI score for Bangladesh Women.
Fargana maintained her incredible batting performance and completed her WODI century on the final ball of the 48th over with a boundary. It was the first-ever WODI century by a Bangladesh cricketer. She completed that century in 156 balls.
When Fargana was run out on the final ball of the innings, she scored 107 runs in 160 balls with seven fours. Bangladesh Women scored 225/4 in 50 overs, where the captain Nigar Sultana (24 off 36 balls) and Sobhana Mostary (23 not out in 22 balls) also had useful contributions.
Among the Indian bowlers, only Sneh Rana (2/45) and Devika Vaidya (1/42) managed to pick up wickets.
India Women: 225 all out in 49.3 overs; Harleen Deol and Smriti Mandhana scored half-centuries, Jemimah Rodrigues fought till the end
Chasing down the target, India Women lost the opener Shafali Verma (4) and Yastika Bhatia (5) cheaply, but another opener and vice-captain Smriti Mandhana controlled the innings with a century partnership with the star of the game Harleen Deol. Mandhana and Deol had a 107-run partnership for the third wicket as the visitors moved to a comfortable position.
However, once that partnership was broken as Fahima Khatun took the wicket of Mandhana for 59 runs off 85 balls (five fours), the visitors lost their next wickets at regular intervals.
When rain interrupted the game, India Women were comfortably batting on 173/4 in 38 overs as they were 22 runs ahead in the DLS method. However, the match was resumed almost 30 minutes later without any over-reduction.
After Deol was run out in the 42nd over, who scored 77 runs in 108 balls with nine fours, the Indian batting line-up struggled heavily against the home bowlers.
The previous WODI star for India Women, Jemimah Rodrigues once again stayed busy to rescue the team, but she was hardly getting strong support from the other end. In the 48th over, India lost two wickets and was struggling on 217/9.
Jemimah levelled the scoreline with a single on the second ball of the 50th over, but Meghna Singh was caught behind in the next ball and set up a dramatic end of the thrilling series. Jemimah remained not out on 33 runs in 45 balls.
Among the Bangladesh bowlers, Nahida Akter bagged three wickets (3/37) and Marufa Akter collected two wickets (2/55).
9th WODI tie result; No Super Over
Due to schedule time being already completed, there was no Super Over possible in the game as the match ended with a tie result. It was the ninth-tied result in WODI history, first for Bangladesh Women and second for India Women (after the 1997 Indore WODI against New Zealand Women).
So, the thrilling WODI series ended with a 1-1 result as both teams shared the trophy. While Bangladesh Women claimed a historic first-ever WODI win against India Women in the series-opener, Jemimah Rodrigues’ all-round performances helped the visitors to claim a thrashing victory in the second game. This WODI series was a part of the 2022–2025 ICC Women's Championship.
While Harleen Deol (India Women) won the Player of the Match award in the series-decider, Fargana Hoque (Bangladesh Women) claimed the Player of the Series award after finishing as the leading run-scorer in the series (181 runs).