Thursday, March 30, 2023

Sidelights – ICC World T20 – Bangladesh Vs Nepal

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Both the teams have already won their first game of this qualifying round, but Bangladesh was more desperate to win the game because they are the host country of this tournament and despite being the best among all the teams, Bangladesh could hardly think of making a mistake hence every match they win should act as moral boosting for them for the next round of matches. Nepal on the other hand would have definitely wanted to stun the host country but then they had to bat really well and that is why they failed and Bangladesh cruised to win in the end. Here are some of the interesting sidelights of the game.

 ICC World T20 | First Round – Match 6 | Bangladesh Vs Nepal


Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field first

Playing XIs

Nepal: Subhash Khakurel, Sagar Pun, Gyanendra Malla, Paras Khadka, Sharad Vesawkar, Binod Bhandari, Basant Regmi, Naresh Budayair, Shakti Gauchan, Sompal Kami, Jitendra Mukhiya

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

Mini Score Card

Nepal – 126/5 (20) Paras Khadka 41 (35) | Al-Amin Hossain 2/17 (14)

Bangladesh – 132/2 (15.3) Anamul Haque 42 (33) | Basant Regmi 1/14 (3)

Result: Bangladesh won by 8 wickets

Man of the match: Al-Amin Hossain (Bangladesh)

Points: Bangladesh 2 (4) | Nepal 0 (2)

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

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (India)

How they played the game

Powerplay: Nepal 38 runs, 1 wicket | Bangladesh 53 runs, No wickets

First 50 runs: Nepal 50 balls | Bangladesh 36 balls

First 100 runs: Nepal 101 balls | Bangladesh 84 balls

Best Partnership

Nepal – 4th wicket 85 runs off 75 balls | Contributors – Paras Khadka 40 (34) and Sharad Vesawkar 39 (41)

Bangladesh – 1st wicket 63 runs off 47 balls | Contributors – Anamul Haque 32 (25) and Tamim Iqbal 30 (22)


Fours: Nepal 14 (Paras Khadka and Sharad Vesawkar 5, Sagar Pun and Gyandendra Malla 2) | Bangladesh 9 (Anamul Haque 5, Tamim Iqbal 2, Sabbir Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan 1)

SIXERS: Nepal 0 | Bangladesh 8 (Shakib Al  Hsan 4, Anamul Haque 2, Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman 1)

Important facts about the game

  • This game was Nepal’s first encounter with a full ICC Member team
  • This is only the 3rd time Bangladeshi openers have passed 50 runs mark

In the pic: Al-Amin Hossain rocked Nepal with twin blows

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo 

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