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Bangladesh U-19 women qualified for the super 6 in inaugural World Cup as group A leader after beating USA by five wickets on Wednesday.
Bangladeshi girls had previously defeated Australia by 7 wickets and Sri Lanka by 9 runs to secure their place in the Super Six.
Bangladesh was expected to advance to the next round as group champions after defeating two difficult opponents.
And the girls did not disappoint, despite not scoring as high as they had in the previous two games.
Bangladesh restricted the USA to 103-4 thanks to Disha Biswas' 2-13 in four overs and then faced some hiccups before confirming the victory in 17.3 overs with 104-5.
Shorna Akter was the top-scorer for the side with 22 while Rabeya Khatun made 18 not out. Dilara Aktter added 17 and Misty Shaha was not out on 14.
Opener Afia Prottasha who gave Bangladesh a solid start in the last two matches, this time was out on 7. Her early dismissal, however, left Bangladesh in troublesome situation but they held the nerve to seal the deal.
The bowlers, in fact, led by Disha paved the platform of the victory, bowling in disciplined channel. Marufa Akter scalped 1-17 and played a vital role in the USA innings right from the beginning.
The USA batters though batted full 20 overs couldn't break the shackle and even in the death overs, they were tied down by the brilliant bowling of the Bangladeshi bowlers.
Snighdha Paul was the top-scorer for the USA with 26 while Disha Dhingra made 20. Isani Vaghela was unbeaten on 17.