Shakib powers Bangladesh to a comprehensive win over PNG

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea

Round 1

Venue : Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Al Amerat

Toss : Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first.

Bangladesh : 181/7 in 20 overs (Mahmudullah 50, Shakib 46, Liton 29; Morea 2/26, Vala 2/26, Ravi 2/49)

PNG : 97/10 in 19.3 overs (Doriga 46, Chad 11, Sese 7; Shakib 9/4, Taskin 2/12, Saifuddin 2/21)

Result : Bangladesh won by 84 runs.

Player of the Match : Shakib Al Hasan.

Bangladesh have confirmed their place in the Super 12 of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a thumping win against Papua New Guinea by 84 runs. Shakib starred with both bat and ball to give Tigers a sensational victory.

Just like the last match, Mahmulluah won the toss and opted to bat first. But Tigers had a early setback as Naim Sheikh got out for a duck. Liton Kumar Das and Shakib then added 50 runs. Vala broke the partnership by removing Liton for 29. Shakib looked solid during his 39-ball 46-run knock before dismissed by.

At 101 for 4 in 14th over, a 170 plus score looked tough for Bangladesh. But skipper Mahmudullah came to the rescue and hammered the PNG bowlers. He scored 50 off just 28 balls including 3 fours and 3 sixes. Mohammad Saifuddin played an cameo knock of 17 off just 6 balls to help posting a total of 181 for 7. Morea, Vala, Ravu shared 2 wickets each for PNG.

With the ball, Shakib led the attack as PNG suffered a batting collapse and were reduced to 29 for 7. Then Doriga’s unbeaten 46 ensured his side avoiding a massive defeat. They were all out for 97. Shakib scalped 4 wickets for just 9 runs.