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T20 World Cup 2024: Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 25 runs

Bangladesh bowlers restrict Netherlands to 134/8 at Kingstown cricket stadium

By Sports Desk
June 13, 2024
Taskin Ahmed and his team-mates wait for the review during T20 World Cup 2024 match, Bangladesh vs Netherlands, Kingstown, June 13, 2024. — ICC
Taskin Ahmed and his team-mates wait for the review during T20 World Cup 2024 match, Bangladesh vs Netherlands, Kingstown, June 13, 2024. — ICC

Bangladesh defeated Netherlands by 25 runs by restricting the batters to 136/7 in the 27th match of the T20 World Cup being played at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown.

Chasing the target, the Netherlands didn’t have the best start as they lost both of their openers Michael Levitt (18 off 16) and Max O’Dowd (12 off 16) walked back to the pavilion leaving their side 32-2 in 5.4 overs.

However, after losing two wickets, the Dutch got back in the game with Vikramjit Singh and Sybrand Engelbrecht combining for 37-run before the former departed after scoring 26 runs on 16 balls.

After losing the wicket, Engelbrecht (33 off 22) and skipper Scott Edwards (25 off 23) scored but their knocks were not enough as the Dutch kept on losing wickets and eventually concluded their innings at 134-8 in 20 overs.

For Bangladesh, Rishad Hossain starred with the ball as he took three wickets, Taskin Ahmed got two while Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, and Mahmudullah picked one wickets each.

Earlier in the first innings, after being asked to bat first, Bangladesh didn’t have a great start as they lost two wickets inside the first four overs with skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto and Liton Das walking back to the pavilion without scoring in double digits.

However, Tanzid Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan built a 48-run partnership which was crucial for Bangladesh as they got the much-needed stability. Tanzid played a quick knock, scoring 35 off 26 with six boundaries before losing his wicket to Paul van Meekeren.

Shakib stayed on the pitch and he was supported greatly by Mahmudullah (25 off 21) down the order. Jaker Ali’s quick seven-ball 14-run cameo helped Bangladesh conclude their innings at 159-5 in the allocated overs.

Shakib top-scored for the Tigers with 64 runs on 46 balls. Meanwhile, for the Netherlands, Aryan Dutt and Van Meekeren bagged two wickets each while Tim Pringle managed to get one.

The Netherlands defeated Nepal in their previous T20 World Cup match while Bangladesh overcame Sri Lanka. Both teams have two points each and a win today would strengthen their chances of making it to the tournament's Super 8.

Playing XIs

Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (capt), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali, Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan, Taskin Ahmed Mustafizur Rahman

Netherlands: Michael Levitt, Max O'Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (capt, wk), Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma