Bangladesh qualify for Women's T20 World Cup with win over Ireland in semifinals
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Dhaka, Sept. 5 -- Bangladesh will now face Papua New Guinea or Thailand in the final next Saturday after the win at Dundee in Scotland on Thursday. The two finalists will qualify for the final round.
Bangladesh bowlers exerted pressure on Ireland in the beginning after Salma Khatun won the toss and chose to field first.
Nahida Akter sent back Gaby Lewis, caught by Fargana Hoque, in the second over.
Jahanara Alam struck in the next over, taking out the other Irish opener Mary Waldron.
Ireland were all out for 85 thanks to a 17-ball innings of 25 by Eimear Richardson.
Fahima Khatun took 3 wickets while Ritu Moni, Jahanara, Salma and Nahida claimed one each.
Openers Murshida Khatun (13) and Ayasha Rahman (7) gave the Tigresses a good s...
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