Women’s T20 World Cup: New Zealand edge Bangladesh in low-scoring thriller


Player of the match Hayley Jensen is one of the tournament’s leading wicket-takers, with six from three games at an average of just 7.83
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Group A, Junction Oval, Melbourne:
New Zealand 91 (18.2 overs):Priest 25, Moni 4-18, Salma 3-7
Bangladesh 74 (19.4 overs):Joty 21, Jensen 3-11
New Zealand won by 17 runs

New Zealand kept their semi-final hopes alive after beating Bangladesh in a low-scoring thriller at the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne.

Bangladesh, who had never played New Zealand in women’s international cricket, looked capable of a shock upset when they bowled the Kiwis out for 91 with 10 balls to spare.

But tight bowling restricted the Tigers who were eventually skittled for 74.

New Zealand now face Australia in a winner-takes-all game on Monday.

The victors of that trans-Tasman tie – effectively a quarter-final – will make the semi-finals along with Ind

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