Thailand and Namibia in action during ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland - Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Women’s team’s of PNG (Papua New Guinea), Bangladesh, Thailand and Ireland recorded victories on the 2nd day of action from ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in Scotland. With the wins, Thailand Women and Ireland Women also secured their spots in the semi-final’s stage with one final group stage match round still remaining.

In the other group, PNG created an upset of sorts, as they defeated host’s Scotland in a tense thriller to register their first win of the tournament. Bangladesh Women also posted their first win as USA Women could not provide much resistance with either bat or ball. Both Bangladesh and PNG will be play their originally scheduled game from 31st Aug on 02nd Sep now, as a win will put either of the team’s in a strong position in the points table, going into the final round of matches on 03rd Sep.

With Thailand and Ireland already having booked their spots, Netherlands Women and Namibia Women will meet in the final group round clash to claim a consolation win, as both have been eliminated from the race to the semis.

Brief Scores

Scotland 101/5 in 20 overs (Kathryn Bryce 45, Lorna Jack 14, Sibona Jimmy 2/16, Konio Oala 1/13, Ravini Oa 1/18) lost to Papua New Guinea 102/4 in 19.3 overs (Brenda Tau 30, Tanya Ruma 25, Konio Oala 13 n.o, Kathryn Bryce 1/8, Katherine Fraser 1/13) by 6 wickets

Katherine Fraser flights the ball from the Condor end – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

USA 46 all out in 19.5 overs (Sugetha Chandhrasekar 15, Nahida Akter 3/12, Jahanara Alam 2/7, Khadija tul Kubra 2/10, Ritu Moni 1/3) lost to Bangladesh 48/2 in 8.2 overs (Sanjida Islam 30, Akshtha Rao 2/9) by 8 wickets

Six runs for Sanjida Islam – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Thailand 99/6 in 20 overs (Sornnarin Tippoch 37, Wongpaka Liengprasert 22, Sylvia Shihepo 3/8, Wilka Mwatile 2/17, Irene van Zyl 1/16) beat Namibia 61 all out in 19.2 overs (Wilka Mwatile 16, Chanida Sutthiruang 4/13, Ratanaporn Padunglerd 2/3, Nattaya Boochatham 2/7) by 38 runs

Namibia captain, Yasmeen Khan – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Ireland 120/6 in 20 overs (Kim Garth 39, Laura Delany 28, Eimear Richardson 18 n.o, Caroline de Lange 2/28, Iris Zwilling 1/19, Leonie Bennett 1/19) beat Netherlands 101/5 in 20 overs (Sterre Kalis 46, Miranda Veringmeir 28, Laura Delany 2/17, Eimear Richardson 2/18, Leah Paul 1/13) by 19 runs

Ireland’s Eimear Richardson during her quick cameo – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

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