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Sharmin Akhter ton helps Tigresses to lash USA in WC qualifiers


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Bangladesh Women defeated the United States by 270 runs in the second match of the World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday, thanks to Sharmin Akhter Supta's magnificent century.

Bangladesh reached 322 for 5 after their allotted 50 overs, with Sharmin unbeaten on 130 off 141 balls. She and Murshida Khatun put together a 96-run opening partnership before the latter left for 46 runs.

Nigar Sultana Joty, the skipper, then came in and produced a cameo of 33 runs off 26 balls. Fargana Hoque Pinky walked away with a fifty and a score of 67.

However, because the USA Women do not have ODI status, this match will not be recognized. The ICC just agreed to consider 50-over matches as List-A, hence Sharmin's century will be counted as a List-A hundred.

For US Women, chasing down a huge 323 has never looked like a good idea. From the start of their chase, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually swept out for a pitiful 52.

Tara Norris and skipper Sindhu Sriharsha were the only ones to achieve double figures.

Salma Khatun was the prime strikerer, with double wickets, only 10 runs conceded in her ten overs. Fahima Khatun and Rumana Ahmed each bagged two wickets.

Bangladesh set to face Thailand Women in their next game on Thursday.