নমস্কার! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the ICC World T20 2016 First Round matches. I am Paulami Chakraborty and I will bring to you all the updates of match 3 between Group A members Bangladesh and Netherlands at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. The four associate nations have been distributed equally among the two groups A and B and will play one match each with the group members. The toppers of both the Groups will qualify for the Super 10 Round to play with the 8 Test playing nations in the main round of the event. Live Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs Netherlands, ICC World T20 2016 Group A Round 1 Match 3 at Dharamsala

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 121/5 in overs 19 | Batting: Mudassar Bukhari 0(0), Pieter Seelaar 12(13): A couple of runs to start the last over. OH A RUN OUT! And Mudassar Bukhari, the danger-man is gone. Horrible mix up there. Logan van Beek pushes the full length delivery to long-on and 2 runs come in. A couple of singles and it looks to be over for Netherlands. 10 runs is needed from the last ball and it ends with a single. BANGLADESH WIN BY 8 RUNS! বাংলাদেশ জিতে গেল ৮ রানে।

OUT! Mudassar Bukhari run out 14 (5)

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 121/5 in overs 19 | Batting: Mudassar Bukhari 0(0), Pieter Seelaar 12(13): And wicket off the first ball. Al-Amin does it for Bangladesh and Tom Cooper goes for 15. AND MUDASSAR BUKHARI ON FIRE! A boundary as Bukhari edges it and Mushfiqur fails to stop it. AND A SIXER! Goes over long-on this time. Boundary off the penultimate ball of Al Amin’s over. Mudassar Bukhari keeping the hopes alive.

OUT! Tom Cooper c Arafat Sunny b Al-Amin Hossain 15 (18)

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 121/5 in overs 18 | Batting: Roelof van der Merwe 0(0), Tom Cooper 12(13): A successful over from the skipper Mortaza. The second ball gets the inside edge from Cooper’s bat and hits the stump but the bails remained where they were. But the bowler gets Merwe the next ball as he edges the outside off-stump delivery and it lands in Mushfiqur’s gloves. Third over by Taskin and doing great the bowler. Trying to york it and gets it in the second ball. Singles are coming and they must be stopped in order to seal the match. Fullish last ball and Cooper hits it towards cover gets a single.

OUT! Roelof van der Merwe c Mushfiqur Rahim(wk) b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (3)

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 112/4 in overs 16 | Batting: Roelof van der Merwe 0(0), Tom Cooper 12(13): Shakib has been handed the ball again. Hits it hard to mid-wicket but the fielder gets to it. Runs are not stopping. DROPPED! HUGE, HUGE MISTAKE by Nasir Hossain who dropped Borren at mid-wicket. OUT! And Shakib does it again. Gets Borren off the last ball and Nasir takes it this time.

OUT! Peter Borren c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 29 (28)

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 100/3 in overs 15 | Batting: Peter Borren 17(22), Tom Cooper 12(13): Great effort by keeper Mushfiqur there as he dived to the batsman’s left but cant get to it. Mortaza has called the keeper up but has bowled a bouncer, Mushfiqur misses it and it goes for four runs. Only singles followed.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 93/3 in overs 14 | Batting: Peter Borren 15(17), Tom Cooper 3(6): Starts off the over with a dot but concedes a boundary off the next. Tom hits it through the gap in point and gets 4 runs. A couple of singles and a boundary to end the over. Nice timing there by Tim but better effort could have been put in by Al-Amin there to stop it.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 83/3 in overs 13 | Batting: Peter Borren 15(17), Tom Cooper 3(6): And Shakib does it for Bangladesh. A brilliant over from the left-arm spinner and Ben Cooper is clean bowled! Full length delivery found its way through the gap to hit the stumps. The following Arafat Sunny over also remained to be a good one as only 4 runs came off it. Tom Cooper came in. The player had hit an unbeaten 50 in the last match and can do it for his side.

OUT! Ben Cooper b Shakib Al Hasan 20 (15)

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 71/2 in overs 11 | Batting: Peter Borren 10(8), Ben Cooper 17(12): Morataza comes out to bowl and a couple of dots. Sent to point for a single. Another single as Cooper sends it to long-off. A couple of runs off the last ball and a chance of run out but no appeal from the bowling side.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 71/2 in overs 10 | Batting: Peter Borren 10(8), Ben Cooper 17(12): A single to start. And an appeal for obstructing the field. It did not seem to be one as Borren was running straight and the ball hit him. Third umpire gave not out. A boundary before that off the pad. A couple of singles more off the Shakib over.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 63/2 in overs 9 | Batting: Peter Borren 9(4), Ben Cooper 15(10): BIG WICKET OFF THE FIRST BALL! Myburgh goes for a sweep but Nasir Hossain’s delivery goes through and hits the stump to bowl him out. Borren is in. Sends the ball to midwicket and steals a single. A boundary off the next. A couple of boundaries from the new man in. Nice reverse sweep and the next to third man.

OUT! Stephan Myburgh b Nasir Hossain 29 (29)

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 53/1 in overs 8 | Batting: Stephan Myburgh 28(27), Ben Cooper 9(4): Mortaza comes in and bowls a good over. Trying the slower ones the skipper and concedes only one boundary. Apart from that one, just a couple of singles.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 47/1 in overs 7| Batting: Stephan Myburgh 28(27), Ben Cooper 9(4): And the last over bore 3 boundaries. Myburgh send Nasir Hossain through short fine leg while Cooper chose mid-wicket. Mahmudullah comes in and concedes a boundary.  Appeal! মহমুদুল্লাহ ভাল আপিল করেছে! Umpire is not interested. A boundary off the next. Myburgh sends the next to cover and steal two runs.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 25/1 in overs 5| Batting: Stephan Myburgh 15(19), Ben Cooper 0(0): Al-Amin going with leg-cutters. Barresi sends the first one to point, the next towards mid-off but gets no run. OUT! আল আমিন উইকেট পেল। An elevated pull and Sabbir Rahman makes no mistake at deep square leg. Myburgh playing fearlessly as he hits a boundary the next.

OUT! Wesley Barresi c Sabbir Rahman b Al-Amin Hossain 9 (11)

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 21/0 in overs 4| Batting: Stephan Myburgh 11(16), Wesley Barresi 9(8): Arafat Sunny has been given the next over. Getting turn here and the first one goes for a dot. A single off the next. BOUNDARY follows! Myburgh gets down the pitch and sends it over backward square. Two singles and a dot to finish.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 14/0 in overs 3| Batting: Stephan Myburgh 7(13), Wesley Barresi 7(5):Taskin to bowl the next and a single to start. Myburgh pulls it towards mid-on. BOUNDARY! Al-Amin Hossain at third man lets the ball go and it’s a four. Two singles apart from that boundary and a good over from Taskin.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 8/0 in overs 2| Batting: Stephan Myburgh 6(9), Wesley Barresi 2(3): Al Amin Hossain to bowl the next. Has been very successful in the Asia Cup, this man. Three back to back singles and a dot. The batsmen looking to settle down and taking no risks . Appeal and not given. Hits Barresi on pad after it swings in.

Live Cricket Score | Netherlands 4/0 in overs 1| Batting: Stephan Myburgh 4(6), Wesley Barresi 0(0): Taskin Ahmed opens the bowling  and bowls a couple of dots back to back . And Myburgh punishes Taskin with a four for a porr one the next ball. No other run apart from the boundary.

*Netherlands’ innings starts*

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 153/7 in overs 20| Batting: Tamim Iqbal 83(58), Arafat Sunny 8(4): THAT WAS MASSIVE! Tamim goes over midwicket and 6 runs to Bangladesh! বিশাল ছক্কা! A single as he pushes it to long-off this time. Good bowling and a couple of dot balls. SIXER! Arafat Sunny takes the cue from Tamim and goes over long-on. A couple of runs and a chance of a run out there. But it’s all safe. A competitive total and a brilliant innings by Tamim as he carries his bat all through the innings. Here is what happened in the innings: Tamim Iqbal’s 83 propels Bangladesh to 153/7 against Netherlands in Group A, Round 1 match at ICC World T20 2016

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 138/7 in overs 19| Batting: Tamim Iqbal 76(56), Arafat Sunny 0(0): A single to start the over and another follows. ছয় ম্যাশের ব্যাট থেকে! A much needed sixer from the skipper! He takes the crease and shows his class. আউট! A six in the previous and out in the next. Can’t be blamed here, the skipper as it’s time for big shot. Taken at long-on. A single to end the over.

OUT! Mashrafe Mortaza c Tom Cooper b Timm van der Gugten 7 (5)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 125/6 in overs 18| Batting: Tamim Iqbal 72(51), Mashrafe Mortaza 0(1): After a single and a dot, Tamim tries a pull to mid-wicket but there’s a fielder. Gets a single there. উইকেট! Meekeren gets Nasir Hossain as Bukhari takes the catch at shirt third man. A couple of runs to end the over.

OUT! Nasir Hossain c Mudassar Bukhari b Paul van Meekeren 3 (7)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 125/5 in overs 17| Batting: Tamim Iqbal 72(51), Nasir Hossain 2(5): And a boundary to start! চার, বেশ খানিকক্ষন পরে। The much-needed breather off Tamim’s bat as he flicks it to fine leg. A dot ball follows and it shows bowler van Beek is not here to give away runs. Places the next towards long on and steals a couple. A couple of singles. Opens the face of the bat and directs the ball using its pace towards wide long-on, gets 2. Tamim playing sensible cricket.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 115/5 in overs 16 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 63(46), Nasir Hossain 0(4): Bangladesh in backfoot now losing back to back wickets. Nothing apart from singles in the over. Fireworks have stopped. Bangladesh need to comeback for the last few overs to take it to a good total. Just 3 runs from the over.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 112/5 in overs 15 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 60(42), Nasir Hossain 0(1): Gugten comes with the ball. Mahmudullah sends it to backward square, gets a single. The next was sent to point and yet another single. আবার উইকেট! মহমুদুল্লাহ আউট! And clean bowls him, Gugten. Mahmudullah completely misses it as the ball knocks off the bails. Mushfiqur Rahim has walked in. Faces directly and plays two dots. উইকেট এর পর উইকেট! Mushfiqur Rahim came and left! A Brilliant over by Gugten, 2 wickets and 3 runs.

OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim b Timm van der Gugten 0 (2)

OUT! Mahmudullah b Timm van der Gugten 10 (9)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 109/3 in overs 14 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 60(42), Mahmudullah 9(7): And a boundary to start the over! It seemed like the ball had landed exactly on the rope but the umpire confirms it to be a four as it bounces once before reaching the boundary. Tamim is on fire here! two dots and another boundary through cover. Hits the next one straight and hard but the long-on is placed and gets a single. A single from Mahmudullah to finish.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 99/3 in overs 13 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 51(37), Mahmudullah 8(6): ছক্কা দিয়ে শুরু করল তামিম! Chooses the long-on to get 6 major runs for his side. Oh what a miss! Tamim had come out of his crease but it was a yorker and the keeper misses stumping. তামিমের পঞ্চাশ! The rest of the runs came from singles.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 70/3 in overs 12 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 40(31), Mahmudullah 8(6):

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 70/3 in overs 11 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 39(30), Mahmudullah 1(1): A single and a couple of runs follows. দারুণ চার! A well-timed boundary through the cover. A BIG WICKET! শাকিব গেল! Experienced Shakib departs for 5 as he gets a thick edge and the ball lands in the safe hands of Myburgh.  Mahmudullah comes in and ends the over with a single.

OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Stephan Myburgh b Peter Borren 5(7)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 70/2 in overs 10 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 32(27), Shakib Al Hasan 4(5): 3 runs! Tamim sends it to midwicket and the square leg fielder fetches. a couple of singles follow. Tamim and Shakib driving the balls majorly to the on side, keeps on getting singles, rotating the strike and the runboard going.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 62/2 in overs 9 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 27(24), Shakib Al Hasan 1(2): Tamim tries the reverse sweep now and gets a single. বিশাল ছক্কা! Brilliant footwork there as the ball lands behind long-on boundary! এই যাহ! সাব্বির আউট! After a picturesque six, Sabbir departs lbw off the next. Shakin comes in.

OUT! Sabbir Rahman lbw b Roelof van der Merwe 15 (15)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 53/1 in overs 8 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 26(22), Sabbir Rahman 9(13): আবার চার তামিমের! Opens the face of the bat and uses the pace of the ball to direct it towards third man. Shows his presence of mind and Bukhari has to concede another four. সাব্বিরের পালা চার মারার! Another good batsman and sends it to the fine leg boundary. Single to finish the over.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 41/1 in overs 7 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 20(19), Sabbir Rahman 4(10): Roelof Van Der Merwe comes into action. Geting turn here, the bowler. Tamim plays towards short fine leg and gets a single. Another single. সুন্দর ছয়! Tamim goes down pitch of the ball and routes it over long-off.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 33/1 in overs 6 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 13(15), Sabbir Rahman 3(8):Meekeren starts his over with a wide. Sabbir sends the next one over mid-wicket but gets just a single. দারুণ চার তামিমের ব্যাট থেকে। A good length ball and Tamim made no mistake as he cut it through the gap in cover. The Power Play ends here.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 26/1 in overs 5 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 8(11), Sabbir Rahman 2(6): Good bowling from Gugten. A couple of singles to start. and a dot follows. Sabbir hit it hard but fielder at extra cover gets that. Just three runs off the over.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 23/1 in overs 4 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 7(10), Sabbir Rahman 0(1): বড় উইকেট! Soumya Sarkar departs! Gets a feather and Barresi makes no mistake. Sabbir Rahman comes out to bat and he is one player the Bangladesh team will be looking forward to. Sabbir faces the first ball and it goes off the pad and a run, back to back dots and a couple of 2s to end the over.

OUT! Soumya Sarkar c Wesley Barresi b Paul van Meekeren 15(13)

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 18/0 in overs 3 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 2(2), Soumya Sarkar 12(10): Another over to Mudassar Bukhari and back to back dots. Bukhari has been one of the most successful bowlers for Netherlands. সৌম্য তুলে মেরেছে! And a great save there. And Soumya sent the next towards midwicket, gets a single!

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 14/0 in overs 2 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 2(2), Soumya Sarkar 12(10): A dot and a boundary. Pulled it over midwicket and van der Gugten concedes a four. No fielder there and Srakar knew it. Gets the inside edge and the bowler remained unlucky there. Sends the next towards square leg and gets a single there Tamim.

Live Cricket Score | Bangladesh 8/0 in overs 1 | Batting: Tamim Iqbal 1(1), Soumya Sarkar 7(5): Experienced duo of Tamim and Sarkar have come out to open for Bangladesh. And Bangladesh are off the mark with a single. Tamim pushed it towards third man letting Sarkar face the next. And dropped! A boundary in addition. Paul Van Meekeren there dropping the chance that Mudassar Bukhari produced! 

“National Anthem being played and the players show respect towards their national colours… The fans’ eyes glistening… The stadium has good number of Bangladesh supporters attending today…”

Toss: Netherlands win the toss and decide to bowl first.

Playing XI:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed

Netherlands: Peter Borren(c), Wesley Barresi(wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tom Cooper, Stephan Myburgh, Pieter Seelaar, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren

Bangladesh have recently displayed good cricket as they went on to reach the final of Asia Cup 2016. Despite the fact that their ace bowler Mustafizur Rahman was out of the tournament after the first match following his injury, the team put up an above average performance and defeated teams like Pakistan and Sri Lanka to meet neighbor India in the final clash. The two players who performed exceedingly well in the series are Sabbir Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain. Sabbir became the second highest scorer of the tournament with runs and was rewarded with the Man of the Tournament award for his contribution. Al-Amin on the other hand proved to be lethal with the ball and bagged 11 wickets to become the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament and was the Coolest Player of the Tournament.

Netherlands, as compared to their opponents for the match, look to be on the weaker side. They lost the only warm-match they played to Afghanistan as they failed to chase the target of 153 at Mohali. Though Vivian Kingma bagged 2 wickets and was elemental in a run out, he failed to maintain a decent economy giving away too many runs. Tom Cooper did the best with the bat remaining unbeaten at 50 but could not take the side to victory.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed

Netherlands: Peter Borren(c), Ahsan Malik, Wesley Barresi(wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tom Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren