Summary: Match 1 – Nahida Akter and Fahima Khatun shines against PNG Women, Bangladesh enters Semi-Finals

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Top performers :

1) Nahida Akter – The left-arm spinner continues to give her best with the bowling, which helped Bangladesh to win their second match of the tournament. She was declared as a player of the match because of her brilliant spell of 3 for 10 in 2 overs.

2) Fahima Khatun – The Bangladeshi Allrounder came to rescue for the team when they were in trouble at 46 for 5. Fahima played a match-changing knock of 32 runs in just 18 balls that helped them to end the inning with a moderate total of 103.

Summary:

As Akter Shines again, Bangladesh won the second match of the tournament by defeating Papua New Guinea at Dundee on Monday. The match was played on Reserve day as it was abandoned on the day of it was scheduled.

On winning the toss, PNG skipper opted to bowl, it was again a rain-shortened game. Bangladesh batting first did not have a great start as the opener, Ayasha Rahman got out early, the following batters too did not spend much time in the middle. At one stage they were struggling at 46 for 5, it looked like they would end up scoring very less. Good for Bangladesh that the young all-rounder Fahima Khatun took the responsibility on her shoulders and played a dynamic cameo of 32 runs in just 18 balls, which helped Bangladesh to achieve a good total. It rained again before the completion of 17 overs, Which made Bangladesh end the inning at 103 for 8 in 16.3 overs.

As it rained, the game was again shortened, The new target was 58 for  Papua New Guinea in 8 overs. Though they had a good start, the left-arm spinner Nahida Akter from Bangladesh put the brakes to their batting as she picked up three quick wickets of PNG, she was well supported by the medium-fast bowler Ritu, who picked 2 important wickets. In the end, because of their excellent bowling PNG was short by 6 runs from the target.

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With this win, Bangladesh is at the top position on the points table followed by Thailand and Ireland with the same points.

Brief score: Bangladesh 103 for 8 in 16.3 overs ( Khatun 32, Ravini 2 for 17)  defeated Papua New Guinea 52 for 5 in 8 overs ( Ruma 12, Akter 3 for 10) by 6 runs (DLS METHOD)

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