Tamim Iqbal was the first player in Group A to complete half-century in ICC World T20 2016 © AFP (File Photo)
Tamim Iqbal was the first player in Group A to complete half-century in ICC World T20 2016 © AFP (File Photo)

Bangladesh crumbled and managed to reach a respectable total of 153 for the loss of three in 20 overs against Netherleands in the 4th Match of the ICC World T20 2016 at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Wednesday. Netherlands showed grit and confidence in their first match of the ICC World Twenty20 (T20) 2016. Netherlands won the toss and chose to field first. Bangladesh are coming to World T20 stronger after playing as finalists against India in Asia Cup T20 2016 only to lose the main game. Bangladesh had their regular openers Saumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal to begin the innings. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs Netherlands, ICC World T20 2016, Match 3 at Dharamsala

Mudassar Bukhari opened the attack for Netherlands. Mudassar began the innings perfectly but Iqbal went for a perfect boundary to give the right start for Bangladesh. It was time for Saumya Sarkar to play the boundaries which is what he continued doing until he got caught by Barressi and bowled by Bukhari. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Bangladesh vs Netherlands, ICC World T20 2016, Match 3 at Dharamsala

Sarkar’s catch was missed by Ben Cooper which later went off for boundary. Netherlands come to play after a warm-up match and winning one of them. Bangladesh have had no experience with Indian condition and considering they are coming directly from Asia Cup they need to catch up with the playing conditions. Tamim Iqbal who came in to play right since the start of the innings was the first player in Group A to complete half-century in ICC World T20 2016, that came off three boundaries and a couple of sixes. As the scoreboard ticked 60, it was Sabbir Rahman, who fell for mere 15 to Roelof van der Merwe, after being trapped leg before.

It was 18 more runs added to the total, before Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan fell for mere five to Peter Borren, after being caught by Stephan Myburgh. Neverhteless, it was followed by a healthy 33-run stand for the fourth wicket, between Iqbal and Mahmudullah, before the latter fell at the score of 111 after scoring just 10, as Timm van der Gugten bowled him up, while Mushfiqur Rahim was bolwed off after a couple of deliveries for an unfortunate duck by the same man.

15 runs added to the total, it was Nasir Hossain, who fell for mere three to Paul van Meekeren, after being caught by Mudassar Bukhari, as the score read 127 for the loss of six, and 10 runs later, it was the skipper Mortaza, who fell for mere seven to Timm van der Gugten, after being caught by Tom Cooper. It was the final pair of Iqbal and Arafat Sunny who played out until the end, as Bangladeh finished on 153 for the loss of seven, leaving the Netherlands witha a challenging total of 158 to chase down, as Timm van der Gugten finished with a figure of three for 21.

Brief Scores:

Bangladesh 153 for 7 in 20 Overs (Tamim Iqbal 83*, Timm van der Gugten 3 for 21) vs Netherlands.

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(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer and is also a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) maniac. He can be followed on Twitter @Ayush24x7)