CWG 2022: Sri Lanka book place in Birmingham with win over Bangladesh in ICC Women’s Commonwealth Games Qualifier;
CWG 2022: Sri Lanka will join seven other teams at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. But, after a 22-run win over Bangladesh on the final day of the CWG Qualifier.
In addition, A superb all-round showing from skipper Chamari Athapaththu led Sri Lanka to their fourth straight win in the ICC WOmen’s Commonwealth Games Qualifier. As a result, on the final day of the five-team qualifier to decide the final qualifying spot at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Moreover, Athapaththu smashed 48 runs with the bat after Sri Lanka opted to bat first.
Therefore, her knock aided by handy contributions from Nilakshi Silva and Anushka Sanjeewani drove Sri Lanka to 136/6 in their Twenty overs. Moreover, Nahida Akter picked up two wickets for Bangladesh, but was on the expensive side with her spell while the others too failed to contain the run flow. However, Sri Lanka added 45 runs in the last 35 balls after Harshitha Madavi was run out in the 15th over.
Sri Lanka book place in Birmingham
In conclusion, Bangladesh started off well but they benefitted from Sri Lanka’s mistakes in the first couple of overs as they earned some vital runs through overthrows. Therefore, the Sri Lankan bowlers regrouped soon and claimed the wicket of Shamima Sultana in the third over of the innings. However, Murshida Khatun and Fargana Hoque put on another half-century stand. As a result, the duo had put on 72 against Scotland on Sunday as well – to keep Bangladesh in the chase.
Firstly, Chamari created the breakthrough when she trapped Murshida in front for 36. Secondly, Skipper Nigar Sultana fell for twenty runs, again to Chamari. Thirdly, Sri Lanka marched to a fairly easy win from there on. Moreover, Chamari finished with figures of 3/17 from her four overs to win the Player of the Match award.
As a result, Brief Scores: Moreover, Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 22 runs. But, Sri Lanka 136/6 in Twenty Overs; Bangladesh 114/5 in Twenty Overs.
Player of the Match: Chamari Athapaththu
In conclusion, Final CWG22 Qualifier Standings