Bangladesh national women’s team began their ICC World T20 Qualifier mission on a winning note when they thrashed Scotland by nine wickets in the lone warm-up match at Rotterdam, Netherlands on Thursday.
Fahima Khatun bagged 3-1 while Rumana Ahmed and Lily Rani Biswas claimed two wickets each as Bangladesh bowled Scotland out for 47 runs in 18.5 overs after they were asked to bowl first.
Rachel Scholes top scored with 16 runs while Lorna Jack made 11 runs for the Scottish side.
Replying to small target, Bangladesh lost opener Shamima Sultana for a duck in the third ball of their innings but an unbeaten 51-run stand between Ayasha Rahman and Sharmin Sultana set a comfortable victory for the Asian champions.
Ayasha remained unbeaten on 23 off 20 balls while Sharmin was not out on 18 off 37 balls.
Bangladesh will begin their ICC World Women’s T20 Qualifier campaign on Saturday when they face Papua New Guinea at VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen.
The women’s team will then play against hosts Netherlands on July 8 at Kampong Cricket Club, Utrecht before facing United Arab Emirates on July 10 in their last Group A match at the same venue.
Top two sides from the qualifiers will join Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, which will be staged in the Caribbean from November 9-24 this year.
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