Bangladesh won the two-match FIFA international women's football series Sunday after playing out a goalless draw against Malaysia in the second and last match in Dhaka's Kamalapur.
At the Bir Sreshtho Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal Stadium, Bangladesh forced higher-ranked Malaysia to play in their own half for most of the time.
The visitors played defensive football throughout the match and succeeded in foiling a series of Bangladesh attempts.
The women in red and green managed 21 corners, 11 in the first half, but could not capitalise from the set-piece platforms.
Maria Manda of Bangladesh was adjudged the best player of the match and series; Ankhi Khatun was the highest scorer.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell enjoyed the match as the chief guest and later on distributed the prizes.
Thursday, the No. 146-ranked Bangladesh scripted history after crushing the No. 85-ranked Malaysia 6-0 in the first match at the same venue.
For the women in red and green, Ankhi scored two; captain Sabina Khatun, Siraj Jahan Swapna, Monika Chakma, and Krishna Rani Sarkar one each.
Earlier, Bangladesh conceded a 1-2 defeat to Malaysia in a three-nation football tournament in Singapore in 2017.
The women in red and green played the two FIFA international matches as a part of their preparations for the SAFF Women's Championship 2022, to be held in Nepal during August 12-24, and to improve their FIFA ranking.