Tthe captain of England first decided that Anya Shrubsole would be able to take advantage of a conditionist. The attack leader made an initial incision with an excellent inswinger in the Shamima Sultan bowl for the duck.
England never allowed so many T20s and dropped out just 12 before the spinner trio took over. First, they had to get rid of Ayasha Rahman, who made 39 of the first 42 Bangladesh put on board. When Gordon was able to bring a mistreatment to the midwicket – her first goal for England, which played 22 times for Scotland – the tyrannical shifts lost any momentum.
At the next moment Smith took his goal when Sanjida Islam was one of four pregnancies to fall without scoring, caught in the mid-third third left hand of the orthodox tweaker on the side, Sophie Ecclestone. The appeal was perfect, but the reaction was not, the 23-year-old man jumped joyfully into Lancaster's arms.
After England missed the first match against Sri Lanka due to rain, it will have to win at least one – or both – of its remaining matches to ensure progress in the semifinals on November 22. They play South Africa on Friday, then hosts and defends the champions of Western India on Sunday.