London: Thailand and Bangladesh sealed two spots at subsequent years’ ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup in Australia by profitable their respective semi-finals within the World Cup Qualifiers.
Within the first semi-final, Bangladesh knocked out Eire in a low-scoring thriller at Forthill as they chased down the 86-run goal with four-wickets in hand and assure their place on the 10-team match that begins on February 21, 2020 in Sydney.
Profitable the toss and opting to bat first, Eire received off to a nightmare begin as they misplaced their high three with simply 15 runs on the board within the first semi-final of the day.
A disciplined efficiency within the subject noticed just one additional given away as every bowler made a contribution — Fahima Khatun the standout with 3/18 — to make sure Eire by no means recovered from their earlier woes.
Chasing 86 for qualification, Forthill loved a really thrilling sport as Bangladesh regarded as if 86 may need been an excessive amount of for his or her skilled outfit on the midway level.
Diminished to 34/four after 10 overs, Eire would have fancied their probabilities. Nevertheless, Bangladesh went unblemished till the 17th over when Leah Paul (0/15) combining with Kavanagh to expire Ritu Moni for 15 nevertheless it was too late, Bangladesh then requiring 15 runs from 18 deliveries.
Nevertheless, again to again fours from Sanjida Islam (35*) within the 18th over, all however secured the victory as Bangladesh went into the penultimate over requiring simply six runs. A 4 off the primary ball from Jahanara Alam (6*) adopted by two singles took Bangladesh to victory and a spot on the Girls’s T20 World Cup.
Within the different semi-final, Thailand certified for his or her first ever main occasion with a commanding eight-wicket win over Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Dundee to hitch Bangladesh on the aircraft to Australia.
PNG might solely accumulate 67 runs as they received the toss and opted to bat first in try at placing runs on the board on a gradual wicket at Forthill.
Chasing 68, Thailand opted for a peaceful and managed method as openers Chantam (18 off 31) and Chaiwai (32 off 40) took their time to select off the runs required, placing simply 5 boundaries of their innings to set the group up for a match-winning and World Cup-promising pursuit.
With each openers dismissed by the top of the 16th over, Koncharoenkai (16*) and Boochatham (2*) completed off the job to take an 8-wicket victory for Thailand and assure their place on the subsequent yr’s match.
Each Bangladesh and Thailand will now lock horns within the summit conflict on Saturday to determine who heads into Group A and Group B on the T20 World Cup.