T20 World Cup 2022: Taskin Ahmed leads Bangladesh’s nine-run win over Netherlands | Cricket News


HOBART: Pacer Taskin Ahmed produced career-best figures of 4/25 as Bangladesh bounced back from a lackluster batting display to win the The Netherlands by nine runs in their first Super-12 match of the T20 World Cup Monday here.
Paol van Meekeren led the show with a tidy 2/21 as Netherlands bounced back after the Power Play to restrict Bangladesh to a modest 144 for eight.
Bangladesh needed to lift themselves in the bowling department and they did so via Taskin who helped his team dismiss the opposition for 135.
The fast bowler came into action immediately and delivered a double blow off the first two balls.
Colin Ackermann fought bravely in his 48-ball 62 but did not get support from the other batsmen.
It was Bangladesh’s first ever win in the second round of a T20 World Cup. They face South Africa next Thursday in Sydney. Netherlands on the other hand will face India.

Defending a modest 145, Bangladesh got off to a sensational start as Taskin rattled the Netherlands with two wickets from as many balls to send back Vikramjit Singh (0) and Bas de Leede (0).
Bangladesh then managed two runs from Max O’Dowd (8) and Tom Cooper (0) inside the Power Play to leave Netherlands’ chase in disarray at 15/4 inside four overs.
Just as the Dutch looked to recover, veteran Shakib Al Hasan removed his counterpart Sctott Edwards (16) with a delivery that went down the leg side.
On the other hand, rookie Hasan Mahmud calmly went his way with his lean and quick arm action and returned with miserly figures of 4-1-15-2 to take them closer to a come-from-behind victory.

Van Meekeren had earlier caused Bangladesh’s collapse, dismissing Soumya Sarkar (14; 14b; 2×4) inside the Power Play as Bangladesh lost five wickets for 33 runs.
It was Atif Hossan who held the innings together at one end with a spirited 27-ball 38, but there was hardly any support for him in the middle with the likes of captain Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das (9) getting out cheaply .
Afif smashed two boundaries and as many sixes with Mosaddek Hossain (12-ball 20 not out; 2×4, 1×6) giving him company to prop up the total.
Shariz Ahmed, making his T20 World Cup debut, had the coveted scalp of Shakib when the Bangladesh star captain missed a sweep to be caught on the square boundary. Ahmed returned with impressive figures of 3-0-27-1.
Playing two young spinners was a brave decision by Dutch captain Scott Edwards as 20-year-old left-arm spinner Tim Pringle also returned with a tidy 2-0-10-1 to dent Bangladesh’s recovery.

Sent in, Bangladesh got off to a solid start with Najmul Hossain Shanto (25) and Soumya Sarkar (14) putting on a 43-run opening-wicket partnership in five overs.
Sarkar took on Fead Klaasen who looked cocky as he smashed the Dutch pacer for two boundaries to get them off a pilot.
Left-handed Shanto also played a perfect foil as he cracked back-to-back fours against Bas de Leede as Bangladesh raced to 33 for no loss.
But a change of ends to Van Meekeren did the trick for the Dutch as the pacer provided the crucial breakthrough from Sarkar that brought about the impending collapse.
Rain briefly came to Bangladesh’s rescue after they slipped to 63/4 in the 10th over.


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