Women on top, and looking ahead

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Bangladesh women cricketers are drawing the attention of the world cricket fraternity ahead of their campaign in the Women’s World T20 Qualifier in the Netherlands in July.

Bangladesh registered a 2-1 margin first-ever overseas series victory against host Ireland ahead of their campaign in the world qualifier, with two successive victories by four wickets margin in the first two games before losing by six wickets in the 3rd T20I in Dublin on July 1.

Bangladesh notably conceded the defeat after seven successive victories in T20Is in a streak, which began in the successful six-nation Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup campaign for maiden multinational tournament title in Kuala Lumpur earlier in June.

In the Asia Cup, Bangladesh defeated upper-ranked India by three wickets in the final following a seven-wicket victory in the league phase.

The Tigresses took 1-0 lead against Ireland with a four-wicket win in the first match in a last ball thriller, requiring 1 run off the final ball for chasing the target of 135 runs and Fahima Khatun [26* off 18b; 3x4] did that off Eimear Richardson to reach the win.

Player of the series, pace bowler Jahanara Alam set the record of taking a five-for as the first Bangladesh women cricketer, conceding 28 runs in four overs, in the first match to restrict Ireland on 134/8in 20 overs at YMCA Cricket Club in Dublin on June 28.

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