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SL seal first win of the Women’s World T20

Sri Lanka’s bowlers skittled Bangladesh for 72 as they chalked up their first victory of the Women’s World T20 and eliminated their winless opponents.

Captain Chamari Atapattu bagged three wickets and Udeshika Prabodani and Sashikala Siriwardena two each as Bangladesh laboured in pursuit of just 98, with only three players reaching double figures as Bangladesh lost by 25 runs.

Salma Khatun’s side would have been confident at halfway having limited Sri Lanka to 97-7 – seamer Jahanara Alam starring as she bowled Yashoda Mendis from the first ball of the match and then picked up two wickets in the final over, including top-scorer Siriwardena.

However, Bangladesh made a dreadful start to their reply with Sanjida Islam and Fargana Hoque pinned lbw by Prabodani for ducks from the first and fourth balls respectively and the innings never really recovered.

Sri Lanka subsequently earned their first two-point haul of the tournament after a washout against England and a seven-wicket defeat to South Africa.

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