Tigresses thrash Netherlands, face UAE today

10 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh women cricketers continued their good work as they hardly had to sweat recording an overwhelming seven wickets victory over Netherlands in their second Group A qualifying match of the Women’s World T20 tie held at Uttrecht in Holland on Sunday, reports BSS.

They are on verge of qualification in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as they take on United Arab Emirates(UAE) in their group A last encounter scheduled to be held at Utrecht today.

In their match against Netherlands, Bangladesh won the toss and invited their rivals to bat first. Against some very tight and discipline bowling, Netherlands batters hardly could settle down as they were bundled for a paltry 42 runs all out in 18 overs.

In reply, Tigresses raced to 44 for three wickets in 7.5 overs.

H Kalis with 15 and Hannema were the only two Netherlands batters to reach double figure marks.

Rumana Ahmed with three wickets for 2 runs and Fahima Khatun with three wickets for 3 runs were the wrecker-in-chiefs for Bangladesh.

Panna Ghosh with two wickets for 13, Salma Khatun 1/2 and Nahida Akter with 1/10 were the other successful bowlers for Bangladesh.

In reply, Bangladesh literally strolled to their target without much sweat as they cruised to 44 for 3 in only 7.5 overs.

Ayasha Rahman with 6, Shamima Sultana with 14 off 12 balls with three boundaries, Fargana Hoque with unbeaten 11, Nigar Sultana with 4 and Rumana Ahmed with 4 not out were the Bangladesh scorers with the bat.

Slobbe with 2 wickets for 4 runs and Slegers with 1 for 16 were the wicket takers for Netherlands .

Fahima Khatun was adjudged as player of the match.

The Asian champions earlier got off to a flying start in ICC Women’s T20 qualifiers as they crushed Papua New Guinea by eight wickets in their group opening match.

The top two teams from the eight-nation Qualifiers event will join Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and hosts West Indies in the tournament, scheduled to be staged from November 9-25 in the Caribbean.