Dhaka – Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team, now in Scotland to play the qualifying round of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, defeated the Netherlands Women’s Cricket team by 10 wickets in an warm-up match at Arbroath in Scotland on Thursday.
With the day’s feat, the morale of the touring Bangladesh team is now very high as they maintained the all-win record winning all the four practice matches during their 13-day preparatory camp in the Netherlands and one in Scotland, ahead of the eight-team qualifying round of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup’2020 beginning on Saturday (August 31) in Scotland.
Bangladesh have been put in Group A with Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the USA while Group B consists of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia and the Netherlands.
The Tigresses will take on Papua New Guinea in the inaugural match August 31, play the USA on September 1 and hosts Scotland in their last group match on September 3.
Top two teams of league-cum-knockout basis qualifiers will earn the rights to play in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
Before going to Scotland from the Netherlands, the Tigresses was in a very good mood making a 13-day preparation camp in the Netherlands where they won all the four preparatory matches, two each against Thailand and hosts Netherlands.
Batting first in the day’s practice match, the Netherlands were all out for 51 runs in 16.5 overs with opener Sterre Kalis scoring highest 19 runs off 40 balls.
Fahima Khatun, Khadija Tul Kubra and Shaila Sharmin bagged two wickets each for Bangladesh conceding 10, 8 and 2 runs respectively.
In reply, Bangladesh Women team scored 53 in 6.3 overs without loss of any wicket to win the match comfortably. Openers Sanjida Islam scored 24 runs off 27 balls while and Ayasha Rahman scored 18 runs off 13 respectively.
Earlier, Bangladesh Women’s cricket team, led by Salma Khatun, reached Scotland on Tuesday (August 27) to take part in the qualifying round of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup’2020 after making a successful preparatory camp in the Netherlands.UNB