Before coming down to play against Scotland, Nigar Sultana Jyotira cheered for victory once. Celebrations were also held in Abu Dhabi as Bangladesh girls became champions of Saf Football in Kathmandu. Sabina Khatun, Krishna came down to play after congratulating the queens Bangladesh blew away Scotland.
Scotland did not care at all about Bangladesh in the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers. Bangladesh bowled out the Scots for just 77 runs in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Group ‘A’ later won the match by 6 wickets. Bangladesh took the Scots’ run 42 balls before.
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Scotland only won the toss that day. Nothing else went in their favor. Batting first, Soheli Akhtar, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akhtar were hit by them.
From the second over, wickets began to fall. Sanjida Akhter Meghla picks up Alisa Lister. Sasika Hurley was run out.
Off-spinner Soheli collapses with the ball after the power play. At one point in his spin, Scotland found 7 wickets for 42 runs. Later, Lorna Zerke’s 23 balls crossed fifty for 22 runs and they could go to eighty.
Soheli picked up 4 wickets with only 7 runs after bowling 4 overs. Nahida got 2 wickets for 12 runs. Salma got 1 wicket with 16 runs with controlled ball.
Bangladesh beat Shamima Sultana in the second over with a modest target of 78 runs. But captain Jyoti got a pair of 38 runs with Murshida for the second wicket. After Murshida Khatun made 15, Jyoti took the team to victory. In the middle, Rumana Ahmed came down and scored 11 runs.
Jyoti returned with 34 runs after going to the very edge of the team’s victory. Subhana Mushtari completed the ceremony.
With this victory, the path to the next stage became much easier for Bangladesh by becoming the best in the group.