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Shakib Al Hasan Guides Bangladesh for 25-Runs Victory against Netherlands

The Bangladesh Batting All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s impressive knock in their innings and Rishad Hossai’s three-wicket haul secured a 25-run victory against the Netherlands at St. Vincent.

Bangladesh and Netherlands are scheduled to play in the 27th T20 World Cup 2024 match on June 13 at Arnos Vale Ground, St Vincent. Both Bangladesh and the Netherlands have played two matches and secured one victory in the group stages.

Shakib Al Hasan was named as the Player of the Match. While speaking in the post-match conference,  “It was important for someone from the top four to bat throughout the innings. Happy with the way I contributed with the bat. It wasn’t an easy wicket at the start of the innings.”

“We held our nerves, put on a decent total. I won’t say it was a winning total, but it was a challenging total. Bowlers chipped in perfectly, especially the Fizz and Rishad. Those two bowlers took the game away from Netherlands.”

“Hardly any international game has been played in the last 4-5 years, so we didn’t what’s a good score. That’s why we had to keep our wickets in hand and see where we are at maybe 14-15th over and then decide how far we can go. It was a decent total, we put the runs on the board.”

“160 in a WC game is always tricky and that proved. They had their moments, at the 12th over, they were 80 or 90 for three. Ten runs an over in this wicket, wind going one way, it wasn’t easy for us to restrict them. Credit should go to all the bowlers the way they bowled, they held their nerves. (On batting with neck braces while practising) I was just practising something,” he concluded.

Coming to the toss, Netherlands won the toss and opted to bowl where Tanzid Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto opened the innings for Bangladesh while Vivian Kingma opened the bowling attack. In the second over, Aryan Dutt picked the wicket of Najmul Shanto for 1 run. Shanto plays the premeditated reverse sweep, hits him high on the bat, and goes straight to first slip where Vikramjit easily catches the ball.

Litton Das came to bat but was sent back to the dugout for one run. Shakib Al Hasan joined hands with Tanzid Hasan to score a 48-run partnership. In the 9th over, van Meekeren dismissed Tanzid Hasan for 35 runs. With his dismissal, Bangladesh scored 71 runs losing three wickets. By the end of the 10th over, Bangladesh scored 76 runs.

Towhid Hridoy was sent out for 9 runs by Tim Pringle. Towhid Hridoy backed away attempting a shot, but eventually missed it and his bat struck into the leg stump. Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan smashed fifty in 38 deliveries in the 18th over.

Mahmadullah scored 25 runs on 21 deliveries before being dismissed on a short ball delivery from van Meekeren. With Jaker Ali and Shakib Al Hasan’s 14* and 64* runs, Bangladesh scored 159 runs in 20 overs.

With a target of 160 runs, Netherlands started their innings with Michael Levitt and Max ODowd opening the innings while Mustafizur Rahman opened the bowling attack. Michael Levitt was sent out for 18 runs on a length outside off delivery from Taskin Ahmed where he tried to smash it over offside but the ball pierced through the outside half where Hridoy takes an easy catch.

Max ODowd scored 12 runs before being dismissed by Hasan Sakib for 12 runs on a full-length delivery. Despite their dismissals, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, and Scott Edwards scored 26, 33, and 25 runs respectively.

Rishad Hossain picked the wickets of Sybrand, Bas de Leede, and Logan van Beek to collapse the middle order in the match. With Aryan Dutt‘s 25 runs, Netherlands scored 134 runs losing seven wickets in 20 overs and suffering a 25-run defeat in the match.

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