Shakib Al Hasan was in prime form for Bangladesh © AFP
Mar 18, 2014
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This is Bharath Ramaraj signing off. Hope you enjoyed the game, especially Shakib Al Hasan’s volley of thunderous strokes.
Bangladesh win the game in a convincing fashion with Shakib finishing it off with a fine stroke. A fine victory for Bangladesh.
Sabbir Rahman plays a monstrous shot over mid-wicket for a six. The glorious artwork of his flashing blade was great to watch. Hasan matches him shot for shot with two fine sixes.
Gauchan makes a fine attempt to take the catch of Rahman but in the end he couldn’t.
Bangladesh batsmen are in cruise mode now.
Regmi keeps a tight leash on Bangladesh batsmen, before Hasan with a dash of bravado smashes a six.
Both batsmen are almost at the same level at the non-striker’s end and finally Anamul is declared run out.A gift of a wicket for Nepal to celebrate.
OUT!Anamul Haque 42(33)
Regmi continues to dart it into the batsmen and straightening the odd delivery. However, it seems like a lost cause for the enthusiastic bunch of Nepal cricketers.
Sabbir Rahman comes down the wicket and swats the medium pacer Mukhiya like a fly down the ground. Bangladesh romping home towards a victory.
Iqbal gets out for 30 of 22 balls off Regmi’s bowling.
OUT!Tamim Iqbal 30(22)
Mukhiya into the attack. He is skiddy through the air and that isn’t helping him against batsmen who play on the up.
The captain Paras Khadka into the attack by bowling from around the wicket. Tamim Iqbal though with his flashing blade and twinkling footwork dances down the wicket to essay a fine shot over long on for a six. He is certainly in the mood to smash Nepal bowlers.
Shakti Gachan with his round-arm action into the attack. Anamul essays a fine stroke down the ground for a boundary and follows it up with another glorious stroke.
Nepal bowlers really struggling with the dew situation.
Anamul clears the short boundary with a fine pull shot over square-leg for a six.
Bangladesh openers continue to play with aggression.
Bangladesh start their chase in style. Anamul especially playing some sumptuous strokes.
Al Amin bowling the last over and Binod’s tendency to slog everything isn’t helping him one bit. Nepal end with a score of 126 for 5 with Viswakar getting run out off the last ball.
OUT!S Veswakar 40(43)
Veswakar plays a crackerjack square cut. Both batsmen now have put on the highest partnership for any wicket by Nepal. Both batsmen using the depth of the crease wonderfully well. However Khadka gets out by losing his stumps.
OUT! Khadka 41 (35)
The dew factor isn’t helping Bangladesh spinners. Nepal batsmen especially Khadka taking advantage of it by playing on the up.
Nepal batsmen upping the ante by playing fine strokes.
Another tight over form Hossain. Nepal’s batsmen though have stitched a fifty partnership.
Shakib Al Hasan now bowling from over the wicket. Veswakar tries a wild slog, but fortunately for the right-hander, Mushfiqur misses the stumping chance.
Khadka looks to force the ball square of the wicket through backward point and a misfield helps him to essay a boundary off Nasir Hossain’s bowling.
Bangladesh spinners continue to choke Nepal batsmen on a track that is keeping low. They are mainly looking to dart it into the batsmen.
Khadka looking to take the aggressive option by dancing down the wicket to Abdur Razzack, but isn’t able to time the ball with needlepoint precision.
Part-timer, Nasir Hossain into the attack. He is looking to give away nothing to hit for Nepal batsmen by bowling military medium pace.
Amin’s uncanny ability to slant the ball into the batsman is an asset for Bangladesh setup. Nepal though are putting up a fight.
Paras Khadka essays a brilliant shot through the covers. It is easy to notice that he is Nepal’s best batsman.
Amin getting the ball to skid off the surface and troubling flat-footed Nepal batsmen.
OUT! Malla 13(6)
Seamer Al Amin snares the wicket of Pun. The ball just wasn’t there for the drive.
OUT! Pun 12 (19)
Malla essays a few fine strokes of the new bowler Shakib Al Hasan through covers.
Mortaza continues to bowl for Bangladesh. On the other hand Pun is just trying to chance his arm by playing shots through the off-side.
Farahad Raza gets the wicket of Shubash Khakurel.
OUT! Subash Khakural 8(12)
Both Nepal openers looking to stand and deliver on the back-foot.
Amin Hossain too finding a wee bit of swing but isn’t able to control it and as a result giving away extras. Sagar Pun essays a fine shot on the back-foot.
Bangladesh seamer Mashrafe Mortaza getting some nice swing away from Nepal batsmen in the first over.
Toss: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim wins the toss and elects to bowl first. Paras Khadka leads Nepal.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal.
Nepal: Paras Khadka (c), Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskota, Binod Bhandari, Naresh Budhaayer, Shakti Gauchan, Sompal Kami, Avinash Karn, Subash Khakurel, Gyanendra Malla, Jitendra Mukhiya, Sagar Pun, Basant Regmi, Sharad Vesawkar, Rahul Vishwakarma.
Hello and warm welcome to CricketCountry’s live updates of the ICC World T20 Qualifier match between Bangladesh versus Nepal. I am Bharath Ramaraj and I will be bringing you the live updates of the match.
Today is the battle of the victors from the first set of matches in the qualifying phase of the ICC World T20 2014. Bangladesh and Nepal won their opening fixtures in Group A comprehensively, and they now face each other in a crucial clash at Chittagong in the T20 World Cup. A win for either will put them in the driver’s seat to qualify from the group into the Super 10s.