Bangladesh Women's Cricket team made a good start to the Commonwealth Games Women's Cricket Competition Qualifiers on Tuesday, thrashing hosts Malaysia by eight wickets at Kuala Lumpur.
Pacer Rumana Ahmed played a key role, claiming two wickets for just four runs as Bangladesh restricted Malaysia for 49-9 in 20 overs. Bangladeshi women then reached the winning mark with 53-2 in just eight overs.
Opener Shamima Sultana scored 28 to hasten the victory. Her fellow opener Murshida Khatun made 14. But both of the openers fell in quick succession as Malaysia denied Bangladesh to grab a 10-wicket victory.
Nur Arianna Natsya of Malaysia scalped both Bangladeshi wickets.
Earlier as Bangladesh put Malaysia into batting, Rumana was ably supported by Suraiya Azmin who also took two wickets for seven runs. Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter and Ritu Moni took one wicket apiece.
Only two Malaysian batters could reach double digit figures with opener Winifred Duraisingha making highest 12. Mas Elysa scored 11.
Bangladesh later will take on Kenya, Scotland and Sri Lanka for the lone remaining slot at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
Australia, Barbados, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa are the seven teams to have already qualified for Birmingham.