Ireland spun out by Bangladesh
THE Irish Women cricketers World Cup dream ended in steamy Dhaka yesterday after a 95 runs defeat to host nation Bangladesh.
It was a disappointing end to a qualifying competition that promised much but now sees Ireland miss out on a second successive World Cup.
Ireland recalled Amy Kenealy and the Leinster player took the only two wickets to fall to a bowler. A good display in the field secured five run outs, but Bangladesh battled to 209-7 off their 50 overs. Claire Shillington's nightmare tournament continued, with a first ball dismissal to add to two other ducks.
Cecilia Joyce (44) and Jill Whelan (20) added 68 for the second wicket, but when they were parted wickets fell regularly and only Laura Delany (11) and Kim Garth (10no) showed any resistance.
Ireland were all out for 114, with 16-year-old off-spinner Khadiza-Tul Kubra taking 6-32.
- A gentle jog for Bangladesh
- Bangladesh warm up
- Elena Tice warms up for Ireland
- Ireland loosen up
- Ireland's Kim Garth
- Local Bangladesh students
- Jill Whelan bowls for Ireland
- Fargane Hoque and Suktara Rahaman touch gloves
- Kim Garth
- Ayesha Akhter departs
- Amy Kenealy celebrates the wicket
- Suktara avoids Farhgane's drive
- Laura Delany looks on in depair
- Bangladesh Captain Salum Khatun top scored with 73
- Lata Mondal works away
- Amy Kenealy celebrates
- Suktara Rahaman scored 47
- Salma Khatun acknowledges the crowd
- Rumana Ahmed is run out
- Khadiza Tul Kunbra claimed 6 for 32
- A thrilled Ayesha Akhter
- Player of the match Khadiza Tul Kunbra
- Khadiza Tul Kunbra is congratulated by her team mates
- Crowd invasion after the match