Saturday, December 5, 2015, Agrahayan 21, 1422 BS, Safar 22, 1437 Hijri

Tigress face Ireland in qualifiers final today
Sports Reporter
Published :Saturday, 5 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 6
Bangladesh national women's cricket team will take on Ireland in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup T20 qualifiers scheduled to be held today at the Terdthai Cricket ground in Bangkok, Thailand.
Earlier, Bangladesh confirmed their final berth beating Zimbabwe by 31 runs in the first semifinal while Ireland moved into the final with an emphatic nine wickets win over Scotland in the second semis.
Qualifying for the Women's World T20 for the first time Bangladesh captain Jahanara Alam expressed that they are very happy for earning the feat though they earlier played the world cup as the host nation this time they had to qualify for the event playing the qualifying round.  
Ireland captain Isobel Joyce said her team would put their all efforts to clinch the championship against a strong Bangladesh side.
Both Bangladesh and Ireland booked their spot to the ICC Women's World T20 to be held in India in 016.
The Trophy finalists Bangladesh and Ireland will join reigning champions Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies in the final round of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 to be held in India from March 11 to April 3 next year.
Bangladesh reached the Trophy final with all-win record eliminating Zimbabwe by 31 runs in the first semifinal while Ireland confirmed their berth crushing Scotland by nine wickets in the 2nd semifinal, both at Terdthai Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Bangladesh defeated hosts Thailand by 73 runs, beat Scotland by eight wickets and crushed Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 41 runs in group matches.
The match will kicks off at 9 am (BST).

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