Friday, December 4, 2015, Agrahayan 20, 1422 BS, Safar 21, 1437 Hijri

Tigress confirm ICC Women's World Twenty20
Sports Reporter 
Published :Friday, 4 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 14
Rumanan Ahmed hauled four wickets while Fargana Haaque scored 43 runs to lead the Tigress to confirm the berth in next year's ICC Women's World Twenty20 in India as they reached the final of qualifying round beating Zimbabwe women by 31 runs in the semis at Terdthai Cricket Ground in Bangkok on Thursday.
This is for the second time that Bangladesh will play in the final round of the event. Earlier, in 2014 they played the tournament as host.
Bangladesh will face Ireland in the final on December 5. The Irish eves secured the final beating Scotland by nine wickets.
Bangladesh scored 89 runs for five wickets riding on the willow of Fargana Hoque who made the highest 43 runs.
Chasing the target of 90 runs, Zimbabwe were packed for 58 runs in 19.1 overs. Bangladesh bowlers led by Rumana Ahmed showed their dominance from the beginning of the Zimbabwe innings.
Zimbabwe lost their first wicket for 14 runs in the fourth over. Leg-spinner Rumana, then came to the act to weave her magic and hauled two wickets in the seventh over to lob Zimbabwe away from the match.
Others also supported Rumana well as Pellagia Mujaji (10) was the lone batter to reach double digit.
Rumana ended up picking four wickets conceding only eight runs in four overs that helped her to earn second player of the match award in the competition. Fahima Khatun and Shaila Sharmin complemented her with two wickets each.
Earlier, sent to bat first, Bangladesh faced an early batting collapsed losing three batters for only 10 runs on the board.
Sharmin Akhter and Fargana Hoque then steered the innings adding 51 runs off 62 balls for the fourth-wicket stand. Both the batters were got run out. Sharmin scored 22 off 34 balls while Fargana hit the highest a run-a-ball 43 whacking four boundaries.

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