Chasing 145, Bangladesh romped home in 39.1 overs with opening batter Sharmin Akter top-scoring with a 86-ball 52. Middle-order batters Fargana Hoque (34 not out), skipper Rumana Ahmed (24 not out) and opener Sharmin Sultana (22) also chipped in with vital contributions.
Asked to bat first in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Ireland were all out for 144 in 47.1 overs with Bangladesh seamer Jahanara Alam bagging three wickets. Panna Ghosh, Khadija-tul Kubra and Rumana shared six wickets between themselves.
Clare Shillington and skipper Laura Delany top-scored for the Irish with 37 runs each.
The women in red and green will face India in their next match this Friday.
Earlier, Pakistan and South Africa had progressed to the Super Six, alongside Bangladesh, from Group B.
Meanwhile in Group A, India, Sri Lanka and Ireland went through to the Super Six. Among these six teams, the top four sides will qualify for the World Cup, scheduled to be held in England in June.
Australia, New Zealand, host England and the West Indies have already qualified for the World Cup as the top ranked teams.
145/3 in 39.1 overs (Sharmin 52, Fargana 34*, Rumana 24*) beat Ireland women
144 in 47.1 overs (Shillington 37, Delany 37, Jahanara 3/21) by seven wickets
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