Bangladesh Women reach Asia Cup Final beating Malaysia

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Bangladesh Women : 130/4 in 20 overs (Shamima 43, Ayasha 31, Fahima 26*; Winifred 2/19)

Malaysia Women : 60/9 in 20 overs (Winifred 17, Mas 14; Rumana 3/8, Khadija 1/8, Salma 1/9)

Result : Bangladesh Women won by 70 runs.

Player of the Match : Shamima Sultana (Bangladesh).

Bangladesh Women’s team have reached the final of Women’s Asia Cup T20 for the first time after beating Malaysia Women by 70 runs. Bangladesh will meet India Women in the Final on June 10 at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur.

Winning the toss, Salma Khatun opted to bat first. Shamima and Ayasha gave Bangladesh a solid start with the opening stand of 59. Ayasha was dismissed after scoring 31. Then Shamima’s 43 and a quick-fire knock of 26 from Fahima helped the Tigress to post 130 for 4 after 20 overs. Winifred took 2 wickets for 19.

In reply, Malaysia was never in the chase as lost wickets in regular interval and eventually managed to score 60 for 9 in 20 overs. Rumana grabbed 3 wickets for 8. Khadija, Salma, Jahanara and Nahida shared one wicket each.

Shamima Sultana was named man of the match.