Match Report | CWG Qualifiers | All-round Bangladesh beat Scotland by 9 wickets
Written By: Ritwika Dhar
Picture Courtesy: Bangladesh Cricket Board
Today is the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games Qualifiers. In game 8, Bangladesh was up against Scotland.
Scotland captain Kathryn Bryce won the toss and opted to bat first. Lorna Jack made a comeback into the XI today. They didn’t start off the innings well. After 3 overs, Scotland was 12/1 and throughout the innings they continued to lose wickets at intervals.
Wicket-keeper Sarah Bryce and Katie McGill offered some resistance with their knocks of 29 (32) and 22 (13) respectively.
Bangladeshi spinners were too good for the Wildcats as they bundled out on just 77. Bangladesh’s 4 bowlers Salma Khatun, Suraiya Azmin, Nahida Akter and Sanjida Meghla took 2 wickets each.
In the Bangladeshi run-chase, despite losing the wicket of Sultana at the beginning, they recovered well and accomplished the target in the 16th over. Murshida Khatun starred with the bat as she scored her maiden T20I half-century (50* off 55) and ensured a comfortable 9-wicket victory over Scotland. Fargana Hoque supported Murshida well with her knock of 20* (36).
Murshida Khatun won the Player of the Match award for her unbeaten 50 (55).
With this win, the final match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka tomorrow becomes the decider as the winner of this game gets the ticket to Birmingham 2022.
Scotland - 77 (17.3 overs) S. Bryce 29 (32), K. McGill 22 (13); S. Khatun 2/9 (3), S. Meghla 2/11 (3.3)
Bangladesh – 78/1 (15.2 overs) M. Khatun 50* (55), F. Hoque 20* (36); K. Bryce 1/12 (4)