The four sides that reached the semi-finals of the last ICC Women's World Twenty20 - Australia, England, New Zealand and the West Indies - all won their first warm-up games for the 2014 competition.
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 17 runs, England beat Pakistan by two wickets, New Zealand beat India by 18 runs and the West Indies thrashed South Africa by 52 runs in the most one-sided match of the day.
Warm-up fixture schedule
Bangladesh v Pakistan
Ireland v Sri Lanka
Australia v West Indies
Bangladesh v South Africa
India v Ireland
The tightest turned out to be the game between England and Pakistan. Perhaps buoyed by having spent two weeks in Bangladesh already, Pakistan almost defended a score of 106 for six only for the 2009 champions to get home with a ball to spare.
Pakistan started poorly with openers Nain Abidi and Javeria Khan both failing to score before falling to Danielle Hazell.
Nida Dar hit 36 before retiring and Sana Mir made the same score although Bismah Maroof (11) was the only other player to reach double figures as England kept things tight with the ball, Hazell taking two for three in two overs and Natalie Sciver two for 14.
Charlotte Edwards led England's reply with 21 in 26 balls but Sumaiya Siddiqi removed Heather Knight (6) and Sarah Taylor (5) cheaply and Edwards fell in the 10th over to Sadia Yousuf to leave England at 45 for three.
Lydia Greenway then held the innings together with 34 in 37 balls and Tamsin Beaumont made 10 in eight before it was left to Anya Shrubsole (8 not out) and Hazell (5 not out) to complete the win, Shrubsole hitting the winning runs.
Katie Perkins top scored with 40 as New Zealand beat India by 17 runs.
Perkins hit six fours in 36 balls with other contributions from Sara McGlashan (34) and Rachel Priest (19) helping the White Ferns reach 138 for eight.
Jhulan Goswami and Shika Pandey took three wickets apiece, Pandey bowling Suzie Bates for 13 early on and Goswami doing likewise to Samantha Curtis for a golden duck.
Mithali Raj then struck 53 in 47 balls from the top of the order but received little support.
It was not until Harmanpreet Kaur, in at number seven, blasted 27 in 20 balls, that India began to come back into the game having been reduced to 67 for five.
She, along with Goswami (10), threatened to take the game down to the wire before New Zealand restricted them to 121 for eight.
Morna Nielsen ended with three for nine and Frances Mackay took two wickets in two balls at the end of the innings to claim two for 22.
Australia produced an impressive first outing to beat Sri Lanka by 17 runs.
Meg Lanning (43), Jess Cameron (30) and Ellyse Villani (21) all made decent scores as the Southern Stars posted 144 for five.
Chandima Gunaratne took three wickets and Maduri Samudikka one.
Chamari Atapattu (20) and Yasoda Mendis (18) got Sri Lanka off to a strong start before Jess Jonassen dismissed both.
Shashikala Siriwardene then struck 39 not out in 38 balls but was unable to score quite quickly enough to keep her side on track.
Erin Osborne and Rene Farrell grabbed a wicket apiece and Sarah Coyte ran out Chamara Polgampola as Sri Lanka closed on 125 for five.
The West Indies thrashed South Africa, bowling them out for just 71 in reply to 123 for four to run out the victors by 52 runs.
Stafanie Taylor top scored with 45 not out in 51 balls and Deandra Dottin marked her return to West Indian colours with six.
Natasha McLean made 26 in 24 balls and Chinelle Henry scored 25.
South Africa then collapsed spectacularly, slipping to 21 for four, 33 for five and 52 for seven.
The wickets were shared around the West Indian bowlers: Anisa Mohammed and Dottin took two apiece as Tremayne Smartt, Subrina Munroe, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman and Shemaine Campbelle claimed one each.
Trisha Chetty (16) and Yolandi van der Westhuizen (24) were the only South Africans to reach double figures in a disappointing display with the bat.
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