Bangladesh won their first-ever Round 2 T20 World Cup match when they faced Netherlands in their opening Group 2 match of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
After being put into bat, Bangladesh posted a below-par total of 144-8 in their 20 overs. Middle-order batter Afif Hossain top scored with 38 runs off 27 balls, with two fours and two sixes. Paul van Meekeren was the pick of the Dutch bowlers, going at five an over and taking two wickets.
In response, the Netherlands lost their first four wickets for 15 runs, including two from the first two balls of their innings. They would creep to 32/4 at the end of the power play, 27 runs behind the Duckworth Lewis Stern par score as the rain began to come down with some haste. Only Colin Ackermann stood out with the bat, showing great resilience in his innings of 62 runs but there was very little help at the other end. When he perished with one ball left in the 17th over, it was very much game over. van Meekeren’s late cameo of 24 helped keep the net run rate manageable but Bangladesh would seal their first-ever Round 2 win in a T20 World Cup on their seventeenth attempt.
Bangladesh 144-8 (Hossain 38, van Meekeren 2-21, de Leede 2-29)
Netherlands 135 all out ( Ackermann 62, Taskin 4-25, Mahmud 2-15)
Bangladesh won by 9 runs.
Zimbabwe 79-5 in 9 overs (Madhevere 35*, Ngidi 2-20)
South Africa 51-0 in 3 overs (de Kock 47*)
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