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Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s four-fer falter Nepal’s run chase

Bangladesh’s right-arm bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s impressive four-wicket haul struggled the Nepal batters in their 106 runs chase inning in St Vincent.

Nepal was scheduled to face Bangladesh to play the 37th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on June 17 in Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent. Nepal was eliminated from the tournament while a win in this game will increase Bangladesh’s probability of Super 8 qualification.

In the first inning, Bangladesh batters struggled to face Nepal’s bowling attack and managed to score just 106 runs in their crucial game. Bangladesh who have a quality bowling line-up turned things in favour of their team.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib played a vital role in the team’s successful bowling attack. Tanzim struck earlier and bagged 4 wickets for just 7 runs in his allotted four overs.

With Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s quick four wickets, Nepal batters were left baffled. At the end of 10 overs, Nepal managed to score just 42 runs for five wickets.

Speaking of the match, Nepal won the toss and opted to bowl first. Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das opened the innings on behalf of Bangladesh. In the very first delivery, Sompal Kami dismissed Tanzid Hasan for a golden duck and shocked every Bangladesh cricket fan.

In the very next over, Dipendra Singh bagged the wicket of Bangladesh Captain – Najmul Hossain Shanto for just 4 runs and loaded pressure on the Bangladesh batters.

With two quick wickets, Bangladesh was expected to make a steady inning in the powerplay but Nepal bowlers gave no time for their opponents to plan. Within the first powerplay, Bangladesh lost four wickets for just 31 runs and made a struggling start in their most important game.

While Mahmudullah was expected to build a partnership with Shakib Al Hasan, he lost his wicket in an unexpected run-out dismissal while scoring 13 runs. At the end of 10 overs, Bangladesh scored 57 runs for five wickets.

Soon Rohit Paudel in the 12th over bagged a huge wicket by dismissing Shakib Al Hasan for 17 runs which restricted Bangladesh to score 69 runs for 6 wickets at the end of 13 overs. Lamichhane who missed the first two encounters of the T20 World Cup 2024 bagged his first wicket of this edition by dismissing Tanzim Hasan Sakib for 3 runs.

In his very next over, Tanzim Hasan Sakib struck against and dismissed Jaker Ali and registered his 100th T20I wicket. At the end of 16 overs, Bangladesh scored 75 runs for eight wicket loss.

With Taskin Ahmed’s 12 off 15, Bangladesh managed to cross the 100 runs mark and ended up scoring 106 runs after losing 10 wickets with three balls to spare.

Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh made a steady start in Nepal’s 106 run chase game. But Tanzim Hasan Sakib dismissed Kushal Bhurtel for 4 runs in the third over and made the early breakthrough.

In the same over, Hasan Sakib dismissed Anil Sah for duck and loaded pressure over the Nepal batters. Rohit Paudel too fell for Tanzim’s quality bowling attack without making an impact on the scoreboard.

Mustafizur for his part dismissed Aasif Sheikh in the final over of the first powerplay and pushed Nepal to grieve.

At the end of 10 overs, Nepal scored 42 runs for five wickets loss while Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Malla started to build a decent partnership.

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