|Women's World Cup Qualifier: Bangladesh 2011|
Bangladesh thrashes Japan; South Africa wins again
ICC Media Release
Hosts Bangladesh bounced back from yesterday’s defeat to claim a resounding victory over the East-Asia Pacific qualifiers, Japan, making its debut in the tournament at BKSP 2.
Salma Khatun’s side proved to be the stronger of the two, with Ema Kuribayashi’s team bowled out for a meagre 38 runs in 28.3 overs.
Katun and Suktana Rahaman proved the pick of the bowlers with the duo taking five wickets each, Khatun’s five wickets for just five runs earned the 21-year-old her first Player of the Match award.
It took Bangladesh just 4.4 overs to beat the Japanese side, with Ayesha Akhter and Suktara combining to reach the target with ease for the hosts.
In the final and longest game of the day, South Africa took on USA at BKSP 3 and the African side put on an impressive performance with the bat to post a target of 344 for the Americans.
Shandre Fritz alongside Tricia Chetty put on a first wicket partnership of 200 before Chetty departed for 95 after she was clean bowled by Samantha Ramautar. Fritz was then joined by former captain, Cri-zelda Brits with the duo adding just three more runs before Fritz departed for 93, leaving Brits to partner new captain Mignon du Preez.
The side continued to add runs to the total and when its 50 overs were up, du Preez and her side were confident that they had set a target the Americans would struggle to chase down.
Doris Francis’ side made just 145-9 in its 50 overs with Joan Alexander-Serrano providing the highest score, just 29, in what was a scratchy attempt by the Americans to reach a huge target. Nadia Gruny and latecomer Triholder Marshall both failed to score runs at the top of the order while Francis managed just three.
Dane van Niekerk proved the pick of the South African bowlers, with the 18-year-old from Pretoria claiming 3-29 in an economical 10 overs by the spin bowler. Francis’ side did not having the batting depth to take on the South African bowling attack, nor in the end did it have the overs, falling 198 runs short of its target.
Tomorrow is a rest day with play resuming on Thursday (17 November) when Japan will play Ireland at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, USA face Netherlands at Khanshaheb Osman Ali Stadium, West Indies take on Pakistan in an ODI at BKSP 2 and Zimbabwe will play Sri Lanka at BKSP 3.