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Bangladesh, PNG, Thailand, Ireland qualify for Women’s World T20 Qualifier semis

Bangladesh Women defeated Scotland by 13-runs to be in the semifinal of the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers.

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Bangladesh, PNG, Thailand, Ireland qualify for Women's World T20 Qualifier semis
Nigar Sultana bags Man of the Match. Photo: ICC

Bangladesh Women defeated Scotland to seal their spot into the semifinal of the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers. In a rain affected match, Bangladesh won by 13-run in DLS method.

Batting first, Bangladesh Women scored 104 for 4 as rain curtailed the innings to 17 overs. Nigar Sultana top-scored with an unbeaten 35.

Besides that, top-order batsmen Murshida Khatun (26) Fargana Hoque (23) were made good contributions for the team.

In DLS method the target revised and cut short to 63 to be scored in eight overs for Scotland. Scotland, under pressure, could only manage to reach in 49 losing 6 wickets in their stipulated over.

In their run-chase, Scotland fall into three run-outs (Hawkins for 9, Glen for 2, Willis for 2) in an attempt to score 7.8 runs per over.

Kathry Bryce was the sole batsman to reach into the double figure mark.

The win set Bangladesh to be on top of group A – they will now meet Ireland in the semi-final.

In the other encounter, PNG beat USA by 22 runs and settled as the runner-up of Group A. USA won the toss and elected to field first.

Starting to bat, Jimmy hit a brilliant 58 not out from 50 at the top of the order guiding Papua New Guniea to 133/3 after 20 overs.

The rain once again curtailed the overs to 17. In reply, Erica Rendler made a quick fire 35 off 26 but Sibona Jimmy returned with an excellent figure of 3/15 and give PNG their second victory of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Thailand secure the first place with against Ireland. They will now face the runner-up of Group A, Papua New Guinea, in the semi-final at Forthill on Thursday, 5 September.

PNG’s clash against Thailand in the semi-final stage of the tournament will lead one of the teams to qualify for their first ever ICC global event.

The two finalist will go to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, beginning in February 2020.

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