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Bangladesh continue to shine in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022

Bangladesh have secured a place in the semifinals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 with two consecutive victories over Ireland and Scotland in the group phase. Their final group stage match against the United States will be crucial for finishing first in group A. Let’s have a look at the Bangladesh women’s team’s journey in the qualifier so far.

 

Bangladesh’s Performance in the Group Phase of the 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

 

The Bangladesh women’s team is playing in Group A where Scotland, Ireland, and the United States are their opponents. The tigress was the pre-tournament favourite to advance from this group, and they have performed as predicted.

 

Bangladesh vs Ireland

 

Bangladesh started off their ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 campaign with a satisfying 14-run win over Ireland on Sunday (September 18). Batting first, Bangladesh posted 143/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

 

Read Women’s T20 WC Qualifiers: Bangladesh beat Ireland

 

In reply, the Irish side was bowled out for 129 and lost the contest to their counterpart. Skipper Nigar Sultana (67) played a responsible knock for Bangladesh and won the Player of the Match award. Salma Khatun was the most successful bowler for the tigress, with 3 wickets.

 

Bangladesh vs Scotland

 

The Bangladesh women’s team was even more impressive in their second fixture against Scotland. The bowlers did the real damage to the Scottish side by bowling them out for only 77 runs in 19.3 overs. Off-spinner Shohely Akhter was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh with 4 wickets. Bangladesh chased down the target in 13 overs for the loss of four wickets.

 

Bangladesh vs USA

 

Bangladesh will play their third fixture against the United States on Wednesday (September 21). The United States team is considerably less strong than the other opponents in the group. So, Bangladesh’s side is expected to clinch the battle in its quest to finish at the top of the points table for Group A.

 

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Bottom Line

 

The Bangladesh women’s team has displayed good consistency in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022. The Tigress is therefore expected to finish atop Group A and play the second-place team from Group B in the semifinals. The Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier’s semifinal and championship games will take place on September 23 and September 25, respectively.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh