Bangladesh's dream of reaching Super 8 remains intact, Shakib hits a half century after 2 years

Orhan Wadia
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Bangladesh scored 159 runs for 5 wickets Shakib Al Hasan scored a half-century after 19 innings

New Delhi. Bangladesh defeated Netherlands by 25 runs in the 27th match of T20 World Cup 2024. With this win, Bangladesh team has come closer to entry in Super 8. This is Bangladesh's second win in 3 matches. With 4 points, Bangladesh has strengthened its position at number two in Group D. South Africa has already entered the Super 8 with 6 points from this group. Chasing the target of 160 runs set by Bangladesh, the Netherlands team could score only 134 runs for 8 wickets. Veteran Shakib Al Hasan played an important role in this victory, who scored his first half-century in T20 international cricket after almost 2 years.

While chasing the target, Netherlands did not have a good start. Netherlands suffered the first blow at a score of 22. Taskin Ahmed sent Michael Levitt to the pavilion at a personal score of 18. Max O'Dowd also returned to the pavilion early. Dow scored 12 runs. Vikramjit Singh was stumped by wicketkeeper Liton Das on Mahmudullah's ball. Sibrant Iglebrant, Bas de Leede and captain Scott Edwards returned to the pavilion cheaply. Iglebrant was dismissed after scoring 33 runs while Leede could not even open the account while the captain was dismissed after scoring 25 runs. Logan van Wyk returned to the pavilion after scoring 2 runs. Rishad Hussain took the maximum of 3 wickets for Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh scored 159 runs for 5 wickets
Earlier, Bangladesh scored 159 runs for 5 wickets due to Shakib Al Hasan's unbeaten half-century. Shakib played an unbeaten innings of 64 runs with the help of 9 fours in 46 balls. He shared 48 runs for the third wicket with opener Tanjid Hasan (35) and 41 runs for the fifth wicket with Mahmudullah (25) to take Bangladesh to a challenging score. For the Netherlands, fast bowler Paul van Meekeren and off-spinner Aryan Dutt (2 wickets) bowled economically and took two wickets each.

The match started 15 minutes late due to rain
The match started 15 minutes late due to rain. Bangladesh, who came to bat after losing the toss, lost the wicket of captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto (01) in the second over itself. While trying to reverse sweep Dutt's ball, he got caught by Vikramjit Singh at first slip. Tanjid hit a four and a six on consecutive balls of fast bowler Vivian Kingma. In Dutt's next over, Liton Das (01) also returned to the pavilion. Sybrand Engelbrecht took a brilliant catch.

Bangladesh scored 54 runs for 2 wickets in the powerplay
As soon as Shakib came, he hit a four off Van Meekeran's ball and then hit four fours in Logan Van Beek's over. Bangladesh scored 54 runs for two wickets in the powerplay. Tanjid welcomed Bas de Leede with two consecutive fours. Van Meekeran broke this partnership by getting Tanjid caught by de Leede. Tanjid faced 26 balls and hit five fours and a six. Tim Pringle bowled Tauheed Hridaya (09) to give Bangladesh the fourth blow.

Mahmudullah hit a four to take the team's score past 100
Mahmudullah completed the team's century by hitting a four off de Leede's ball in the 14th over. After this, he also hit a six off van Beek's ball and then increased the run rate by hitting sixes and fours on consecutive balls of Pringle. Shakib completed his 13th half-century in 38 balls by taking a run off van Meekeren's ball. Mahmudullah, however, got caught by Engelbrecht on the next ball. Zakir Ali (14 not out) hit three fours off van Beek's ball in the 19th over, while Shakib took the team's score beyond 150 with two consecutive fours off de Leede's ball.

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