July 8 (CRICKETNMORE) - Bangladesh confirmed their status as tournament favourites with a resounding victory over Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Asia Cup champions restricted their opponents to 84 with an excellent bowling display.
In reply, it was plain sailing as PNG’s bowlers toiled away to little avail. Shamima Sultana’s 35 from the top of the order did the majority of the work, while supporting knocks from Fargana Hoque (17 not out) and Ayasha Rahman (15) helped Bangladesh cruise to victory with eight wickets to spare inside 15 overs.
PNG, 84-6, 20 overs (Veru Kila Frank 27, Tanya Ruma 23 not out; Panna Ghosh 2-15)
Bangladesh, 86-2, 14.5 overs (Shamima Sultana 35, Fargana Hoque 17 not out)