Bangladesh have to defend a total of 122/9 for a victory against Ireland in their final game of the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht in the Netherlands on Saturday.
Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh played out quota 20 overs for their collection where Ayasha Rahman [46 off 42b; 5×4; 2×6] was the big hitter for the side.
Besides her individual score, Ayasha contributed in 52 off 8 overs in the 2nd wicket with Fargana Hoque [17 off 17b] to carry the team collection to 80/2 in 12 overs from 28/1 in 4 overs.
Ayasha was bowled out by Ciara Metcalfe on 88/3 in 12.3 overs and later no batters of Bangladesh, except number-8 Jahanara Alam’s unbeaten 12 off 11 balls, stayed for double digit in the game.
Bangladesh started their innings with a bit patience as opening wicket between Shamima Sultana [16 off 16b; 3×4] and Ayasha Rahman contributed a 28 off 4 overs before Shamima was caught by Eimear Richardson off Lucy O’Reilly.
Lucy O’Reilly (4/28), Ciara Metcalfe (2/24) and skipper Laura Delany (1/19) were the wicket takers for Ireland. unb