Bangladesh women’s team suffered their sixth defeat in the ICC World Cup against England by a commanding 100 runs in their finisher of the maiden marquee 50 overs tournament. Chasing 234 they were banished for 134 in 48 overs.
Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean finished with low-cost bowling spells while Sophia Dunkley scored a dogging fifty that guided the defending champion England to the semi-final of the 2022 World Cup with a dominating 100-run win over debutant Bangladesh at Wellington on Sunday.
Sophia Dunkley played a 67 off 72 balls while Nat Sciver chipped with 40 off 57 balls to pull England to 234-6.
Sophie Ecclestone and Charlie Dean claimed three-wicket each while Freya Davies took two and Heather Knight ended with one wicket to bundle out the Asian champions for 134 with 12 balls to spare.
For the Tigress, Lata Mondal scored the highest 30 off 45 balls while other batters failed to reach the threshold of 25.
With the ball, Salma Khatum bagged two while Jhanara Alam, Ritu Moni, and Lata Mondal concluded with one wicket each.
Batting first after winning in the toss, England lost their top two batters inside the powerplay that reduced them to 26-2.
In the third wicket stand Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver 60-run to reconstruct the innings however they failed to extend their innings furthermore after the former gave a catch to Fahima Khatun for 33 by Ritu Moni in 24.1 overs.
Nat Sciver also followed her steps just an over later after Fahima Khatun trapped her leg before for 40.
Following their exit, Amy Jones and Sophia Dunkley formed 72 run partnership in the next stand to catapult 234 for the English.
Pursuing a challenging 235 Bangladesh opener duo Shamima Sultana and Sharmin Akhter made a steady start, but the duo couldn’t carry on the momentum forth after the latter was bowled for 23 by Sophie Ecclestone.
That is the end of the steady batting display for Nigar Sultana and her troops as no other batters in the subsequent orders could stand tall against the relentless blow from the England bowlers.
In the seventh wicket stand, Lata Mondal and Rutu Moni added 25 off 36 balls however that couldn’t be instrumental to avoid the defeat.