Bangladesh won the first match between the Netherlands by 9 runs. The Netherlands lost by nine runs, but it was misconstrued that it was a close game. After Bangladesh openers got off to a good start, they bowled with a lot of heart. However, Bangladesh batsmen were limited to 144 runs but could not score more runs.
The other end was barely supportive of Colin Ackermann’s valiant knock. Taskin bowled the first two balls of the innings and took two wickets. In the fourth over, a few run-outs almost ended the chase. With Edwards gone, the Netherlands was looking at another defeat. Ackermann and Edwards added 44 for the fifth wicket, but once Edwards fell, the Netherlands again faced defeat.
There were occasional boundaries, but they did not pose much of a threat. Bangladesh had a pair of pacers who did well and closed it out. The game was interrupted by some rain, but both teams won. Although the Netherlands did come close and lost by only nine runs, they still needed a stronger showing at the plate.
The Netherlands won the toss, and Scott Edwards elected to bowl first. They found teams could chase well, and the weather would help them. Now it’s about competing and getting a few wins. The Bangladesh team came here late. Bangladesh’s fast bowling group is doing well and has improved dramatically. Apart from the performance, how they guide the team will be significant as they have many youngsters on this team.
Name of 11 players of Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan(w), Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud.
Name of 11 players of Netherlands: Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards(w/c), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren.
Bangladesh Team Batting Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
1. Najmul Hossain Shanto– 25(20)– SR (125.00)
2. Soumya Sarkar– 14(14)– SR (100.00)
3. Litton Das– 09(11)– SR (81.82)
4. Shakib Al Hasan(c)– 07(09)– SR (77.78)
5. Afif Hossain– 38(27)– SR (140.74)
6. Yasir Ali– 03(05)– SR (60.00)
7. Nurul Hasan(w)– 13(18)– SR (72.22)
8. Mosaddek Hossain– 20(12)– Not Out– SR (166.67)
9. Taskin Ahmed– 01(01)– SR (0.00)
10. Hasan Mahmud– 00(03)–Not Out– SR (0.00)
Extra Runs: 15 (b 0, lb 8, w 7, nb 0, p 0)
Total Runs: 144 (8 wickets, 20 Over)
Did not Bat: Mustafizur Rahman.
In the situation the team was in, I wanted to bat at the end and come out of it successfully. We don’t have any extra pressure because we don’t have any senior players. Playing our best XI is always our aim and objective. I hope to score more runs in the next match as well. Thank you for watching our game; the fans were great.
Netherlands Team Bowler Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
|Paul van Meekeren||4||0||21||2|
|Bas de Leede||3||0||29||2|
|Logan van Beek||3||0||12||1|
Netherlands Team Batting Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
1. Vikramjit Singh- 00(01) – SR (0.00)
2. Max ODowd- 08(08) – SR (100.00)
3. Bas de Leede- 00(01)- SR (0.00)
4. Colin Ackermann- 62(48)- SR (129.17)
5. Tom Cooper- 00(01)- SR (0.00)
6. Scott Edwards(w/c)- 16(24)- SR (66.67)
7. Tim Pringle- 01(06)- SR (16.67)
8. Logan van Beek- 02(05)- SR (40.00)
9. Shariz Ahmad- 09(08)- SR (112.50)
10. Fred Klaassen- 07(06)-Not Out- SR (116.67)
11. Paul van Meekeren- 24(14)-Not Out- SR (171.43)
Extra Runs: 6 (b 0, lb 0, w 5, nb 1, p 0)
Total Runs: 135 (10 wickets, 20 Over)
Our bowlers were incredible, but they (Bangladesh) fell 10-15 runs short. We had a poor run out (Max O’Dowd and Tom Cooper). We got close to the total with the help of Paul van Meekeren and me. The next challenge (against India) will hopefully bring better performances with the bat.
Bangladesh Team Bowler Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
|Shakib Al Hasan(c)||4||0||32||1|
Bangladesh Won The Match By 9 Runs
The Netherlands lost by nine runs, but it is misleading to say the game was close. The bowling team bowled with a lot of heart after the Bangladesh openers made a good start. The batters of Bangladesh came up short despite restricting them to 144.
Although Colin Ackermann played a valiant knock, he received little support from his teammates. Taskin contributed to the team’s rapid start by taking two wickets in the first two balls. In the fourth over, two run-outs nearly derailed the chase. When Edwards fell, the Netherlands were looking down the barrel once more. While they continued to get odd boundaries, they didn’t threaten much.
As the last two pairs continued to bat, Bangladesh’s pacers closed it. Rain interrupted the game here and there, but both teams won the match. It is true that the Netherlands came close and lost by only nine runs, but they needed a more powerful showing.
Although they tried, the Netherlands lost critical moments, leading to the game’s loss. Bangladesh’s batters were patchy. Afif Hossain’s resuscitation act with the bat gave them some cushion in the middle overs. Then Taskin bowled beautifully to keep Bangladesh ahead while defending 144. Bangladesh won its first game in the second round of the T20 World Cup. Now it’s time to say goodbye.