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01 December 201511:39

Khadija Tul Kubra five-for takes Bangladesh into semi-finals

Scotland also seal final-four berth after last round of matches in Group A of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier

Khadija Tul Kubra five-for takes Bangladesh into semi-finals - Cricket News

Bangladesh topped the group with three wins from three games after defeating PNG

Bangladesh Women and Scotland Women sealed ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier semi-final berths from Group A after victories over Papua New Guinea Women and Thailand Women respectively in the early matches across Bangkok on Tuesday (December 1).

At Thailand Cricket Ground, Scotland rode on a solid all-round performance to clinch a six-wicket win.



After being put in, Thailand could put up only 74 for 7, Chanida Sutthiruang’s 25-ball 21 and 15 in 20 balls from Sornnarin Tippoch standing out in an innings where most other batters used up too many balls to score their runs. Kirstie Gordon (2-17) and Kari Anderson (2-13) were the most successful Scotland bowlers as Thailand was kept in check.

Scotland did lose a couple of early wickets in its reply, but Rachel Scholes bossed the chase with her 32 in 43 balls, scored with the help of two boundaries.

Over at Asian Institute of Technology Ground, a solid batting effort and Khadija Tul Kubra’s five-for proved far too much for PNG, as Bangladesh sealed a 41-run win.



Asked to bat, Bangladesh rode on Fargana Hoque’s 30-ball 28, studded with three fours, and late cameos from Nigar Sultana (14 in 18 balls), Ritu Moni (13 not out in 12 balls) and Jahanara Alam (10 not out in 4 balls) to put up 100 for 7 after a bit of a wobble.

Kubra’s magical returns of 5 for 11 from four overs and equally miserly efforts from the rest of its bowlers meant that PNG’s reply never really took off, with Tanya Ruma, the opener, the only one to reach double figures, scoring a 22-ball 12 as the innings ended on 59 in 19.5 overs.



Bangladesh topped the group with three wins from three games, while Scotland ended with four points from three games, PNG was third with two points and Thailand was left winless.