Bangladesh women thrash Netherlands by seven wickets


DHAKA, July 8, 2018 (BSS) – 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.

Bangladesh won the toss and invited their rivals Netherlands 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.

Earlier yesterday Bangladesh thrashed Papua New Guinea by eight wickets in their first match of this meet .

Bangladesh will take on UAE on July 10 in their last group match.

In the World T20 Qualifier meet, Bangladesh is placed in Pool A alongside Papua New Guinea (PNG), Netherlands and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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.