Published: March 18, 2014
Bangladesh beat nepal by 8 wickets with more than 4overs to spare. Nepal scored 126 in their 20 overs and bangladesh made 132/2 in 15.3. Anamul scored 42 while Shakib and tamim both scored more than 30 runs each. This win puts bangladesh through to the second round of the tournament.
Earlier ICC associate member Nepal scored 126 for 5 in stipulated 20 overs in their 2nd Group-A match against Bangladesh, first-ever international match against a Test-playing nation, of the ICC World Twenty20 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday.
Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss for the 2nd consecutive match and elected to field first with a sweet memory of beating Afghanistan by nine wickets last Sunday as the Tigers need to seal the victory against Nepal to ensure a smooth passage to reach the Super 10.
Both the teams fielded the same squad like the first matches, although Mashrafe remained an injury concern for Bangladesh. Nepal also chose not to make any changes after their 80-run historic win over Hong Kong in the first game.
Going to bat first, Nepal made a good start scoring six runs per over, but Forhad Reza made the first breakthrough dismissing opener Subash Khakurel for 19 runs in the 4th overs. Khakurel scored 13-ball 8 runs before he was caught by Abdur Razzak at mid-off.
Pacer Al Amin Hossain turned the match into Bangladesh’s favour taking two quick wickets of Sagar Pun and Gyannendra Malla in a span of only three balls in the 7th over to restrict Nepal to 39 for 3 in 6.3 overs.
Sagar Pun was caught by all rounder Shakib Al Hasan at short cover, off the first ball of the 7th over by Al Amin Hossain scoring 19-ball 12 runs with two fours while
Gyanendra Malla retuned to the pavilion as he trapped leg before by Al Amin Hossain quick-firing six-ball 13 runs including two boundaries.
But, number four right-handed batsman Paras Khadka pairing with Sharad Vesawker repaired the innings in the 4th wicket stand contributing 85 runs in 12.3 overs to carry the team total to 124 for 4 in 18.6 overs.
Parash Khadka scored 41 runs off 35 balls with five fours before he was bowled by pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza while Sharad Vesawkar scored 40 runs off 43 balls hitting five fours before be fell victim of run out by Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.
Al Amin Hossain grabbed two wickets for 17 runs in his quota of four overs while Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Forhad Reza took one wicket each conceding 23 and 27 runs respectively.