July 9 (CRICKETNMORE) - Bangladesh defeated the Netherlands by seven wickets with 12.1 overs remaining to extend their lead at the top of group A, though results elsewhere meant there is still work to do to make sure they qualify for the semi-finals.
Six Netherlands’ batsmen made ducks, and just two made it into double figures as they finished on 42.
The Netherlands managed to take three wickets to thrill a sizeable crowd, Bangladesh throwing caution to the wind for the sake of net run-rate. Cher van Slobbe impressed with figures of two for four in two overs, but a 12-ball 14 from Shamima Sultana and a nine-ball 11 from Fargana Hoque Pinky were enough to see Bangladesh to victory.
Netherlands 42 all out, 18 overs (Sterre Kalis 15; Rumana Ahmed 2-3)
Bangladesh 44-3, 7.5 overs (Shamima Sultana 14; Cher van Slobbe 2-4)