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Bangladesh, Ireland, Zimbabwe win again

Isobel Joyce
Isobel Joyce's all-round performance helped Ireland to their second win of the competition
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Bangladesh, Ireland and Zimbabwe all made it two wins out of two at the ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier in Bangkok as Papua New Guinea got off the mark by beating the hosts.

In Group A, Thailand put behind them the disappointment of being bowled out for just 32 against Bangladesh to post 70 for six against PNG.

However, that score wasn't enough as PNG got home in 17 overs.

Bangladesh followed up their win over Thailand by beating Scotland, who proved to be slightly tougher opponents.

However, only one player could reach double figures as the Scots were dismissed for 53 as Rumana Ahmed took three for nine.

Openers Ayasha Rahman (24) and Sharmin Akhter (26) laid the platform as Bangladesh reached their target in 12.4 overs.

In Group B, after beating Netherlands on day one, Ireland overcame the challenge of China to claim a 28-run win.

Batting first, Ireland posted 104 for six thanks to Isobel Joyce's unbeaten 41.

Huang Zhou then hit 39 not out for China but with little support they closed on 76 for seven, Joyce following up her batting effort with a haul of two for 11.

Zimbabwe maintained their perfect start as they won the game of the day, beating Netherlands by two runs.

Zimbabwe started poorly and were 10 for two but managed to recover to post 110 for five.

Netherlands were going well in their reply before losing wickets and momentum, including two in the final over as ZImbabwe held on for the win.

The final round of group matches on 1st December see Bangladesh play PNG and Thailand meet Scotland in Group A while in Group B, Ireland face off against Zimbabwe and China play Netherlands.

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