Fahima Khatun returned figures of 4-0-8-4 (File Photo) © Getty Images
Fahima Khatun returned figures of 4-0-8-4 (file photo) © Getty Images

Bangladesh spinners Fahima Khatun, Rumana Ahmed and Nahida Akter ran through the UAE batting order to skittle them out for a paltry 39 in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier Group A game at Utrecht after being 33 for 2. Fahima Khatun had a great day on the field and returned impressive figures of 4-0-8-4 including a hat-trick. She became the first Bangladeshi to take a hat-trick in international cricket. Three of her scalps being caught in the deep and one trapped in front.

The other spinners, Rumana Ahmed (2-1-4-2) and Nahida Akter (2.2-0-2-2), also bowled well and the UAE batters had no answers to the questions posed by them.

Bangladesh knocked off the small target within 7 overs and for the loss of 2 wickets. It was a thoroughly impressive bowling and fielding performance from table toppers Bangladesh in this Group A game.