Al Amerat: Bangladesh recovered from their opening sport loss to Scotland as they thrashed Papua Still Guinea by 84 runs to enter the Clear 12s of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Thursday .
Batting first, Bangladesh scored 181 for 7 with skipper Mahmudullah making 50 off 28 balls and Shakib Al Hasan contributing 46 off 37 balls. In reply, Papua Still Guinea may per chance per chance attach of living up most sharp 97 runs with Shakib selecting up 4/9 from his four overs.
Electing to bat, Bangladesh misplaced opener Mohammad Naim (0), courtesy an pretty secure by Sese Bau at deep-square leg. Liton Das (29) and Shakib rallied the innings with their 50-runs 2nd wicket stand. Bangladesh then misplaced the momentum but thanks to Mahmudullah, who brought them aid into rivalry.
Mahmudullah hammered three maximums and as many boundaries as his knock helped the ‘Tigers’ to rebuild as 68 runs were added in the final five overs.
Chasing 182, Papua Still Guinea used to be never on-route for a relaxed sprint. They misplaced openers Lega Siaka (5) and skipper Assad Vala (6), cheaply, as they slipped to 13/2. It used to be a procession for PNG batters, as Shakib, the wily-passed fox, snared two wickets in the 5th over, as Bangladesh used to be eyeing a wide victory after reducing the opposition to 14/4.
While Shakib scalped one more two, he used to be smartly complimented by young off-spinner Mahedi Hasan (1/20), because the inexperience of PNG batters came to the fore and so they were decreased to 29/ 7. The decrease notify did withstand the inevitable but by then Bangladesh had booked their Clear 12s berth.
“Clearly, it used to be a setback, the first sport (vs Scotland), but in the T20 format the crew that’s larger on the day wins. But now the stress is off and we are able to play expressively,” Shakib, who used to be adjudged ‘Player of the Match’, talked about after the sport.
“It be now not an effortless format to win aid into blueprint, but happily I’m getting extra likelihood to bat up the notify. Rather of tired, I have been playing non-cease cricket for the final five-six months, it’s been a protracted season for me. But optimistically, I will be able to pull this match off,” he sounded assured.
Skipper Mahmudullah, who himself performed a captain’s knock used to be elated to search the intent of his gamers in the final two games which they won convincingly.
“I judge it used to be remarkable-wished. The fashion that we desired to pla y, the intent used to be there from the batters. Having talked about that I judge the wicket used to be larger in comparability, so the batters did smartly to win 180,” Mahmudullah talked about on the put up-match presentation ceremony.