Sports Desk: Bangladesh girls entered the field with the equation that they have to beat Thailand to play T20 World Cup. Where Bangladesh won by 11 runs. And that confirmed South Africa’s World Cup ticket.
The main stage is certain when reaching the finals of selection – in front of such an equation, in addition to Bangladesh-Thailand, the girls of Ireland-Zimbabwe were waiting.
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 4 runs in the first match. In the other match, Bangladesh beat Thailand by 11 runs to win the World Cup ticket.
Before this, Bangladesh came to the semi-finals after defeating Ireland, Scotland and the United States in the group stage. Salma-Nigar-Soheli are advancing in the bat-ball fight.
Thailand won the toss in Abu Dhabi and sent Bangladesh into bat. Two openers Farzana Haque and Murshida Khatun started slowly after coming down to bat first. Farzana returned with 11 runs off 17 balls. Then Murshida returned with 26 runs from 35 balls. 17 runs from 24 balls came from captain Nigar Sultana’s bat.
Rumana Ahmed and Ritu Moni scored a little faster in the end. 28 runs from 24 balls came from Rumana’s bat. Ritu played an innings of 17 runs off 10 balls. Bangladesh scored 113 runs at the cost of 5 wickets.
After scoring 114 runs, Thailand lost 3 wickets for 13 runs and was under a lot of pressure. Nathkan Chantham and captain Naruemal Chhaiwai started batting slowly to handle that pressure. Chantham wanted to win by batting quickly after the captain returned with 12 runs from 27 balls. However, Thailand was knocked out of the match on his departure.
Chantham played an innings of 64 runs off 51 balls before being dismissed. The rest of the batters came in and only narrowed the gap. In the end, the girls of Thailand had to stop at 102 runs for 6 wickets. And with the victory of 11 runs, the ticket of the World Cup was cut for the team of Niger Sultana. Salma Khatun took maximum 3 wickets among Bangladeshi bowlers.
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