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Bangladesh win Women’s Asia Cup Twenty20

Bangladesh’s women stunned India to win the Asia Cup Twenty20 for the first time – and inflict a first defeat in the final on their opponents.

India, winners of all six previous tournaments, were restricted to 112-9, captain Harmanpreet Kaur making 56.

Bangladesh needed nine off the final over and, despite losing two wickets, Jahanara Alam hit two off the last ball to secure a thrilling win.

Nigar Sultana (27) and Rumana Ahmed (23) were key in Bangladesh’s chase.

India’s defeat in Kuala Lumpur comes nearly a year after they collapsed from 191-3 to 219 all out to lose the World Cup final to England at Lord’s.

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