Bangladesh crush Thailand with bowling might

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Bangladesh women 62 for 1 (Rahman 25*, Nigar Sultana 25*) beat Thailand women 60 for 8 (Khatun 2-6, Akter 2-10) by nine wickets
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Nahida Akter celebrates after taking a wicket ICC/Getty Images
One day after picking up their first win over India in women’s international cricket, Bangladesh demolished Thailand by nine wickets to register their third successive victory in the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur. The win was fashioned by their bowling strength as they restricted Thailand to 60 for 8 in 20 overs. Bangladsh ran down the target with 11.1 overs to spare.

Salma Khatun, the Bangladesh captain, led that stellar performance with 2 for 6 in four overs, while Nahida Akter, the left-arm spinner, took 2 for 10 from her four overs.

Thailand were a miserable 39 for 7 when their best partnership of the innings came – 21 runs between Sirintra Saengsakaorat and the captain Sornnarin Tippoch. They were two of only three Thailand batsmen to make double-figures; Nattaya Boochatham, who top-scored with 15.

Each of Bangladesh’s bowlers took at least a wicket each, with Jahanara Alam, who opened the bowling, proving to be the most expensive, going at five an over.

The chase began with wicket in the second over – but Ayasha Rahman and Nigar Sultana put on an unbeaten 54-run stand at a run a ball to steer the team home. Both women made identical contributions, finishing on 25 each, with Rahman sealing the win with a six.

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