Bangladesh registered their first ever victory within the second spherical of a T20 World Cup in opposition to the Netherlands and it was fairly a historic second for the Shakib al Hasan-led facet. Within the 2021 version, Bangladesh performed 5 video games however didn’t win a single match within the second spherical. Earlier than that in six editions, Bangladesh have by no means gained a second spherical recreation in T20 World Cups regardless of successful a Group fixture recreation in opposition to West Indies in 2007.
After successful the toss, the Netherlands opted to bowl first and the openers placed on 43 for the primary wicket contained in the powerplay till Paul van Meekeren dismissed Soumya Sarkar for 14. Litton Das and Shakib al Hasan couldn’t contribute a lot to the entire whereas Najmul Hossain Shanto was eliminated after a great begin for 25.
The onus was on Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan to take the facet to a decent whole and the duo stitched a 44-run partnership which proved to be essential ultimately. Afif hit two fours and two sixes in his 27-ball 38 whereas Mosaddek Hossain’s 12 ball 20 helped Bangladesh to 144 for 8 of their 20 overs. It was Meekeren once more who was the decide of the bowlers for Netherlands with 2 for 21 in his 4 overs.
Taskin Ahmed on a roll with two in two
Bangladesh had an excellent begin whereas defending the entire as they managed to choose up hazard man Vikramjit Singh with a fantastic supply from Taskin Ahmed. Bas de Leede perished the very subsequent ball and Taskin was on a hattrick. Two run-outs in a span of three deliveries from the impressed Bangladesh fielding facet left the Dutch facet tottering at 15 for 4 contained in the fourth over.
Colin Ackermann was the one batter who appeared in good contact with the bat whereas Soctt Edwards offered him good assist for a short interval. The wickets stored tumbling round for the Netherlands though Ackermann performed some fantastic pictures and the right-hander reached a implausible half-century within the course of.
Ackermann was lastly dismissed after a 48-ball 62 which included six fours and two sixes and it appeared the sport was over for the Dutch facet. Van Meekeren performed a valiant innings of 24 off 14 balls with three sixes and a 4 and stored his facet within the hunt for some time. Nevertheless, it was too late as Bangladesh rolled up the sport by 9 runs. Taskin was the decide of the bowlers with 4 for 25 in his 4 overs whereas Hasan Mahmud was fairly spectacular.