Bangladesh have kicked off with a win in their Super 12 event of the significant ICC T20 World Cup 2022. . Bangladesh was on track to win easily thanks to Taskin Ahmed’s four-wicket haul before a late appearance by Paul van Meekeren gave them a small fright just before the end of the game. Finally, the Tigers maintained composure to win by nine runs and secure a crucial victory.
Bangladesh will be playing their next game against South Africa while Netherlands will have to face another tough Asian team as India will take on Netherlands after a long break.
” It’s a good win for us, we needed it. As a team we played really well and I am happy to contribute in today’s win. I tried to stick to the basics. I tried to bowl the Test match lengths and the ball shaped away too. I just tried to give my best. I can move the ball both ways, that’s the main focus and something I have worked on for the World Cup,” said the player of the match Taskin Ahmed.
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Super 12
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Shakib Al Hasan: It was very important to get a win. I have played all the editions of (T20 World Cup) but we haven’t won and that was on the back of my mind. We kept losing wickets at regular intervals and that wasn’t helping us. We knew that 155 would have been a great total, we were 10 runs short. The fast bowlers bowled well. We understand the importance of fast bowling, we have found some very good bowlers. Taskin has been a good bowler for us, he has the experience and pace. Most of the fielders in our team are agile and quick, in the field we can save 5-10 runs, and that could be the big difference.
Brief scores: Bangladesh 144/8 in 20 overs (Afif Hossain 38; Paul van Meekeren 2/21) beat Netherlands 135 in 20 overs (Colin Ackermann 62, Paul van Meekeren 24; Taskin Ahmed 4/25) by 9 runs (cricbuzz)