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Bangladesh beat Scotland by six wickets in World T20 qualifiers

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Bangladesh women’s cricket team defeated Scotland by six wickets during their second match of the World Cup qualifiers at Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Scotland were bowled out for just 77 runs 19.3 overs as Bangladesh bowlers bowled with tight line, length and accuracy.

Shohely Akhter was particularly magnificent with the ball as she took four wickets conceding just seven runs from her four overs with one maiden.

Other bowlers also gave good support as Nahida Akhter took two wickets while Salma Khatun and Sanjida Akter Meghla took one wicket each.

In reply, Bangladesh lost the wicket of opener Shamima Sultana early but skipper Nigar Sultana played a sensible innings of 34 off 43 deliveries to guide the team closer to victory.

In the end Bangladesh reached their target from 13 overs losing four wickets.

Bangladesh also beat Ireland by 14 runs in their first game and they will play their third match of the group stage against USA on Wednesday before the play offs.

Eight teams are battling for the two remaining places in the next World Cup.

Bangladesh are in Group A along with Ireland, Scotland and the United States. And in Group B consists of Papua New Guinea, Thailand, UAE and Zimbabwe.

The top two teams will seal their berth in the main event, which will be played in South Africa in February and March 2023.

 Brief Score:

Scotland 77 all out in 19.3 overs

Lorna Jack 22, Shohely Akhter 4-7, Nahida Akter 2-12

Bangladesh 78/4 in 13 overs

Nigar Sultana 34, Rachel Slater 2-13

Result: Bangladesh won by six wickets

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