Bangladesh defeated Thailand by 11 runs in the semifinals of the current ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Abu Dhabi to secure a place in next year’s event in South Africa.
On Sunday, the Tigresses will face Ireland in a final mostly for bragging rights, with both finalists receiving berths to next year’s T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh has yet to lose a qualification game, with four victories from four games.
Bangladesh achieved 113 for the cost of five wickets after being put to bat. Murshida Khatun contributed 26 runs off 35 balls, while Rumana Ahmed led the way with a quick 24-ball 28 that included two boundaries and a maximum.
Natthakan Chatham of Thailand responded with a solitary fight, hitting 64 off 51 balls. Although hitting four boundaries and clearing the ropes three times, her efforts were in vain.
She was out on the last ball of the innings as Thailand managed only 102 for six after their allocated 20 overs.