T20 World Cup Qualifier
Bangladesh champions of ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022
Bangladesh won the ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier 2022 after defeating Ireland by seven runs in the final on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Both Bangladesh and Ireland booked their places in the World Cup after qualifying for the final. The next ICC Women's T20 World Cup is set to be played in South Africa in February 2023. Read: A narrow escape: Bangladesh beat UAE by 7 runs in 1st T20 Bangladesh batted first in the final after winning the toss. Fargana Hoque smashed 61 off 55 balls and powered Bangladesh to 120-8 in 20 overs. Rumana Ahmed was the only other Bangladeshi batter to reach double-digits, scoring 21. Laura Delany bagged three wickets for Ireland; Cara Murray and Arlene Kelly took two wickets each. In reply, Ireland scored 113-9 and lost the match by seven runs. Arlene Kelly batted at number nine and scored 28. Read: BPL Governing Council announces names of seven BPL franchises Rumana Ahmed picked up the most with three wickets for Bangladesh, while Sanjida Akter Meghla, Nahida Akter, and Shohely Akhter scalped two wickets each. In the group phase, Bangladesh beat Ireland, Scotland, and the US. In the semifinals, Bangladesh defeated Thailand.