West Indies beat Pakistan comfortably
West Indies Women picked up their second win of the qualifiers, handing Pakistan Women their first defeat, by eight wickets, in Savar. It was a comfortable win for West Indies, who kept Pakistan to 140 and then completed the chase in 34.5 overs thanks to half-centuries from Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin. West Indies lost a couple of early wickets in their chase but Dottin and Taylor, who scored a century in the last game, against Ireland, built a 123-run unbeaten stand. Offspinner Anisa Mohammed was West Indies' star with the ball, taking her third five-wicket haul in ODIs. Pakistan chose to bat but were 33 for 3 before Nain Abidi and Sana Mir put together 89 for the fourth wicket. Their stand was followed by a collapse and Pakistan were bowled out for 140 in 49.2 overs.
Sri Lanka Women beat Zimbabwe Women in Savar in almost identical fashion to the way they beat Netherlands Women two days ago. In that game, Sri Lanka bowled Netherlands out for 61 in 41.3 overs and then chased the target in 14.2 overs while losing three wickets; in the game against Zimbabwe they skittled their opponents for 62 in 41.4 overs and again won by seven wickets, this time reaching the target in 10.5 overs. Seamer Chamani Seneviratna, who went wicketless against Netherlands, took 5 for 15 against Zimbabwe, while Sherina Ravikumar picked up three wickets. Zimbabwe were in trouble from the start, batted slowly and had only two batsmen who reached double figures. Sri Lanka lost two wickets in the first three overs of their chase but Yasoda Mendis' unbeaten 35 off 31 balls saw them home in quick time.
Ireland Women picked up their first win, and it was a comprehensive one, by 255 runs in Mirpur, against Japan Women, who are becoming the whipping boys of the tournament. Ireland were put in and amassed 311 for 9. Cecelia Joyce scored 64 off 68 balls, Eimear Richardson got 57 off 45 and the rest of the top order all made contributions to the big total. Japan's inexperience was belied by the fact that they gave away 41 runs in wides. Japan's batsmen made some improvement to the 38 all out they made against Bangladesh, but it was a minor one. Only one batsmen reached double figures as they were bowled out for 56, with Richardson capping off an impressive all-round performance with figures of 8.2-4-4-5.
There was another trouncing in Fatullah, where Netherlands Women beat United States of America Women by 225 runs. Netherlands chose to bat and their top order fired, getting them to a total of 329 for 5. Opener Miranda Veringmeier ensured they got off to a brisk start and scored 99 off 115 balls. Kerry-Anne Tomlinson and Esther Lanser provided the impetus at the end, smashing 80 off 58 and 51 off 42 respectively. Their partnership was worth 110 runs from just 12.1 overs. USA never attempted to chase the runs and crawled to 104 all out in 49.5 overs.