Saturday, December 3, 2022

Bangladesh eats a humble pie again

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How would you feel when you are slapped twice by small street kids in the space of twenty days? Ask the Bangladesh cricket team about it! Since their joining the big league of the ICC teams, Bangladesh has been an up and down story. Some times you feel that now they are a settled side and they can only improve from then on. But suddenly they achieve a shameful feat that you even question their very presence in the big 8 ICC teams itself. Just two weeks or so back an Asian minnow called Afghanistan defeated them in an ODI on their own soil and yesterday another distant Asian brother Hong Kong stunned them by a close victory. Bangladesh must get their act to gather not only for this tournament but also for their near future.

ICC World T20 | First Round – Match 10 | Bangladesh Vs Hong Kong

Victorious Hong Kong team

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Toss:Hong Kong, who chose to field first

Playing XIs

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain

Hong Kong: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, Jamie Atkinson, Mark Chapman, Babar Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Munir Dar, Tanwir Afzal, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed, Ehsan Nawaz

Mini Score Card:

Bangladesh 108 – all out (16.3) – Shakib Al Hasan 34 (27) | Nadeem Ahmed 4/21 (3.3)

Hong Kong 114/8 (19.4) – Munir Dar 36 (27) | Shakib Al  Hasan 3/9

Result:Hong Kong won by 2 wickets

Man of the match: Nadeem Ahmed (Hong Kong)

Points: Hong Kong 2 (2), Bangladesh 0 (4)

Umpires: Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker (Both Australia) | Aleem Dar (3rd – Pakistan) | S Ravi (Reserve – India)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (India)

How they played the game

Powerplay:Bangladesh 51 runs, 3 wickets | Hong Kong 36 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs:Bangladesh 35 balls | Hong Kong 52 balls

Next 50 runs:Bangladesh 46 balls | Hong Kong 54 balls

Best Partnership

Bangladesh – 3rd Wicket 48 off 30 balls | Contributors Anamul Haque 26 (17) and Shakib Al Hasan 22 (13)

Hong Kong– 2nd Wicket 34 off 35 balls | Contributors Irfan Ahmed 26 (22) and Jamie Atkinson 7 (13)



Bangladesh 12 (Shakib Al Hasan 6, Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim 3 each)

Hong Kong 6 (Irfan Ahmed and Munir Dar 3 each)


Bangladesh 1 (Enamul Haque)

Hong Kong 5 (Irfan Ahmed 3, Munir Dar and Haseeb Amjad 1 each)

Important facts about the match

  • Ehsan Nawaz (Hong Kong) made his T20I debut with this match
  • Hong Kong’s Nadeem Ahmed’s 4/21 is the best T20I bowling figures by a Hong Kong bowler
  • Bangladesh lost their last 7 wickets in just 35 balls and 23 runs
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the highest wicket taker for Bangladesh in T20Is


In the pic: The victorious Hong Kong team

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo 

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