It was always likely to be a long shot for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games with the more experienced Bangladesh and Sri Lankan sides tough opponents even for a much improved Scottish side.

Despite two early wickets in their innings today, they were looking in a good position in the eighth over at 50-2 with Sarah Bryce and Katie McGill having put on 38. But McGill's dismissal for 22 sparked the sort of collapse that those who have been watching the England men's team recently will be familiar with as Scotland were bowled out for 77. Bryce top scored with 29, whilst four Bangladeshi bowlers took two wickets each.

Kathryn Bryce had Shamima Sultana caught behind from the first ball of the Bangladeshi reply, but that was the only success for the Scottish bowling attack, with Murshida Khatun and Fargana Hoque putting on the 78 runs required on their own to secure a nine wicket win. Khatun top scored with 50.

Scotland will no doubt be hoping that cricket remains in the Commonwealth Games for the 2026 edition and that they get another chance to qualify. Bangladesh will look to secure their place in a winner takes all contest against Sri Lanka tomorrow.

Also today, hosts Malaysia took on Kenya as both sides looked to avoid a last place finish. Kenya batted first and were restricted to 88-6, with the home team chasing down their target with 10 balls to spare for a five wicket win. Mas Elysa top scored with a 26 ball knock of 37.