Bangladesh win three in three to set up decider vs SL
Sri Lanka are the last opponent Bangladesh will face on January 24.
BDCricTime StaffDesk Report
The battle for eighth and last position of Commonwealth Games' Women's Cricket T20 comes down to Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka. The Tigresses have beaten Scotland to seal their third win in a raw in the qualifiers in Malaysia.
Once again it was a complete dominance over the opposition's batting for Bangladesh bowlers as they skittled Scotland for 77 runs after losing the toss.
Seamer Suraiya Azmin made a terrific start for Bangladesh taking the wickets of Abbi Atiken-Drummond and world No.10 T20I batter Kathryn Bryce cheaply.
Kathryn's sister Sarah (29 off 32) and Katie McGill (22 off 13) led a Scottish fightback but they lost their last eight wickets for 27 runs. No batter other than Sarah and McGill reached double figures.
Suraiya, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter and Sanjida Akter Meghla all took two wickets apiece. Ritu Moni bowled her four overs for 1/10.
Bangladesh's run-chase began with a shock as the Bryce sisters combined to send back Sharmin Sultana for a first-ball duck. Murshida Khatun, the other opener, took the charge against Scotland in an unbeaten partnership with Fargana Hoque to take Bangladesh over the line with 28 balls to go.
Murshida scored her maiden T20I fifty - 50 not out off 55 balls with 6 fours and a six. Fargana played the anchoring role with 20 off 36.
Sri Lanka are the last opponent Bangladesh will face on January 24. The Lankans have three wins in three as well - with a superior net run rate. With Sri Lanka failing to make it to 2022 Women's ODI World Cup where Bangladesh are set to debut, they would like to salvage with a Commonwealth qualification.