Coming into game after a stunning final over win over Pakistan, Murshida Khatun and Sharmin got Bangladesh off to a quick start, stringing a run-a-ball 96 run partnership. Murshida fell three runs short of a fifty but captain Nigar Sultana's 26-ball 33 ensured Bangladesh did not lose momentum after the wicket.

Fargana Hoque and Sharmin then put on 137 runs for the third wicket, during the course of which the latter brought up her century in 117 balls.

USA picked up three wickets in quick succession, with Moksha Chaudhary accounting for two of those but Sharmin and Lata Mondal finished strong for Bangladesh to take them to 322 for five.

USA's chase of 323 got off to a poor start, with opener Mahika Kandanala run out in the second over and were soon three down inside the Powerplay. Rumana Ahmed picked up the wickets skipper Sindhu Sriharsha and Shebani Bhaskar while Khatun dismissed Isani Vaghela as USA found themselves stuttering at 26 for six.

Tara Norris's knock of 16, which was one of the two double-digit scores in the USA's innings, only delayed the inevitable. Once she fell, the USA were bundled out for 53, giving Bangladesh their second win of the tournament by a massive margin of 269 runs.


Opting to bat first, Pakistan lost their opener Muneeba Ali in the seventh over. Omaima Sohail and Iram Javed's stay at the crease did not last long either, with both the batters walking back in consecutive overs.

Captain Javeria Khan and Nida Dar consolidated the innings with a 38-run stand that came in 72 balls. Once Nida fell, Javeria and Aliya put on a 29-run partnership that took Pakistan past the 100-run mark but at a very slow pace.

Thipatcha Putthawong scalped the wicket of Khan soon after. Putthawong then cleaned up the tail, picking up the wickets of Fatima Sana, Diana Baig and Anam Amin to complete her five-for. She finished with figures of 9-3-18-5.

Defending just 146 runs for the win, Pakistan needed early wickets and their bowlers did just that. Natthakan Chantham and Wongpaka Liengprasert were back in the hut for a duck inside the first four overs. Onnicha Kamchomphu counter-attacked with a 15-ball 16 but Nida Dar scalped her wicket before she could do more damage.

Just when a partnership was building between Sornnarin Tippoch and captain Naruemol Chaiwai, a change of ends for Dar proved to be successful as she broke the stand. Chaiwai's run-out few overs later meant Thailand had lost half their side for 52.

There was no coming back from that position for Thailand, despite Nattaya Boochatham offering some resistance with a 50-ball 18. With the pressure of the required run rate building, Thailand's lower order fell apart as Pakistan skittled them out for 93 to get their first points on board.


Sri Lankan openers got the team off to a flier after being asked to bat first by the Netherlands. The 93-run partnership came in just 13.4 overs with Hasini Perera contributing only 26 from 43 balls.

At the other end, Chamari Athapaththu went absolutely berserk, with the fall of wickets of Perera and Prasadani Weerakkody making no difference to her approach. She brought up her hundred in just 64 balls. Caroline de Lange eventually brought an end to the whirlwind innings, claiming her third wicket of the day before picking another one her very next over.

Nilakshi de Silva and Anushka Sanjeewani steadied the ship after the two quick wickets. Oshadi Ranasinghe's stuck around the tail, taking Sri Lanka to 278/9 in 50 overs.

Netherlands lost Julit Post early on with Udeshika Prabodhani hitting timber in the third over. Babette de Leede and Sterre Kalis stuck in after the early wicket, mixing caution with aggression en route their respective fifties.

The duo posted 141 runs for the second wicket before Athapaththu, the star with the bat, broke through for Sri Lanka will the ball, dismissing de Leede for 77. The wicket triggered a mini-collapse as the Netherlands lost their next four wickets for just 21 runs, including the set batter Kalis.

Rain interruptions in the game meant that the Netherlands fell short by 34 runs.

Sri Lanka replacements: The Event Technical Committee approved two COVID-19 replacements in the Sri Lanka team, both of whom played today. Anushka Sanjeewani and Tharika Sewwandi came in for Harshitha Samarawickrama and Vishmi Rajapaksha.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the Sri Lanka team went up to four after one more player tested positive in tests conducted before the match against the Netherlands. Three players had been confirmed as COVID positive on Sunday.