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As it happened: World T20, Hong Kong vs Bangladesh


Cricketnext Staff
Mar 20, 2014 at 11:23pm IST

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Toss: Hong Kong won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat.

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As it happened: World T20, Hong Kong vs Bangladesh

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Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain

Hong Kong: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, JJ Atkinson (c/wk), MS Chapman, Babar Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Munir Dar, Tanwir Afzal, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed, Ehsan Nawaz

Bangladesh, who are almost through to the main draw, would want to complete a hat-trick of wins against Hong Kong.

Commentary (Hong Kong 1st Innings)

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The chase was first kicked off by blistering strokes from Irfan Ahmed but then later the Bangladeshi spinners triggered a collapse. Being 50 for 5, Munir Dar then took the reins and along with little support from Nizakat and Haseeb made sure that Hong Kong kept the fight going on. The match went till the last over and eventually, Amjad's biggie sealed off the victory.

What a victory! Hong Kong first had Bangladesh on the mat, riding on with Nadeem Ahmed's splendid 4-wicket haul and was well supported by leggie Nizakat Khan as well. They bowled out the home side for a mere 108.

19.4 A Razzak to H Amjad, SIX! Amjad finishes it off by towering a flat ball over wide long off and HONG KONG WIN BY 2 WICKETS! What an emphatic win for Hong Kong and even though it remains inconsequential in terms of the tournament, it's still a huge achievement to beat Bangladesh. Amjad and Ahmed hug each other and Munid Dar in the dug-out cannot hid his emotions by kissing the turf. 114/8

19.3 A Razzak to H Amjad, Once again plays he plays inside-out through covers for a couple of runs. SCORES ARE LEVELLED! 108/8

19.2 A Razzak to H Amjad, A flighted delivery outside off, it's been lifted neatly over covers for a couple of runs. 3 needed 4 balls! 106/8

19.1 A Razzak to N Ahmed, A fuller ball on middle, chipped down the ground to long on for one. 5 needed off 5 balls! 104/8

Abdur Razzak to bowl the final over. The crowd has gone a bit silent but they know that their side are in with a chance now.

18.6 S Rahman to H Amjad, Works a full ball away towards mid-wicket to end the over. 6 needed off 6 balls! 103/8

18.5 S Rahman to H Amjad, Flat and quick, Amjad taps it away past covers and does well to come back for two. 103/8

18.4 S Rahman to N Ahmed, A full ball around off, driven through mid off for a single. 101/8

Nadeem Ahmed walks in.

18.3 S Rahman to T Afzal, OUT! Gets his man this time! Another quicker leggie which skids off the surface, Afzal once again sat for the slog across the line but ends up hearing the rattle of timber. Hong Kong need 9 off 9 now. 100/8

18.2 S Rahman to T Afzal, Narrowly misses the leg stump! A flat leg-spinner, skids on and beats the flashing blade of Afzal, also the leg stump. 100/7

18.1 S Rahman to T Afzal, A short, quick ball, Afzal fails to get bat on that. 100/7

17.6 A Razzak to H Amjad, Flatter on off, Amjad defends it. 100/7

Haseeb Amjad walks in.

17.5 A Razzak to M Dar, OUT! Plumb in front! A flighted delivery on off, Dar gets right across to try and flick it but is hit on the pads. There is a big shout for LBW and it's considered almost instantaneously. The set batsman is dismissed. 100/7

17.4 A Razzak to T Afzal, Quicker down the leg side, worked away fine towards short fine leg. There is a quick throw at the striker's end and maybe a direct hit would have had Munir struggling. 100/6

17.3 A Razzak to T Afzal, Flat on middle, it's been worked away towards mid-wicket. 99/6

17.2 A Razzak to T Afzal, A flighted delivery, on middle, defended right back. 99/6

17.1 A Razzak to M Dar, Flighted delivery on middle, Dar aims to flick but it's gone off the pads for a leg bye. 99/6

Abdur Razzak back into the attack.

16.6 F Reza to T Afzal, A yorker on middle, dug out towards mid on. 98/6

16.5 F Reza to M Dar, Full and well wide outside off, Dar steers it away through point and gathers a single. 98/6

16.4 F Reza to M Dar, FOUR! Off the edge, once again! Full and wide outside off, Dar goes hard at it and finds a thick edge to the third man fence. 97/6

16.3 F Reza to M Dar, A good length delivery, Dar defends it down. 93/6

16.2 F Reza to M Dar, SIX! Dar does pack a punch when required! A full length delivery, Munir gets right under it and smacks a punch straight down the ground for a massive 90 meter hit. 93/6

16.1 F Reza to M Dar, FOUR! Top edge! Short on middle, Dar goes to pull this one but finds a top edge flying on a bounce to the fine leg fence. 87/6

Tanwir Afzal walks in.

15.6 Mahmudullah to N Khan, OUT! Straight to the fielder! Flighted delivery on middle, Nizakut sits down and sweeps it powerfully but has picked out the substitute, Mominul Haque at the deep square leg fence. Crucial wicket this. 83/6

15.5 Mahmudullah to N Khan, A slightly short ball, Khan defends it down. 83/5

15.4 Mahmudullah to M Dar, Pushes it away through point and takes one. 83/5

15.3 Mahmudullah to N Khan, Follows the batsman down the leg side, punched through mid on for a single. 82/5

15.2 Mahmudullah to M Dar, Flat on middle, lapped away towards short fine leg for a quick single. 81/5

15.1 Mahmudullah to M Dar, Gets into a position to reverse sweep but has totally missed it. 80/5

14.6 R Hossain to M Dar, Short of a length, Dar pulls it away through mid-wicket for one. 80/5

14.5 R Hossain to M Dar, Slow length delivery outside off, it's been steered away straight to point. 79/5

14.4 R Hossain to N Khan, A good length delivery, flicked away past square leg for a single. 79/5

14.3 R Hossain to N Khan, A length delivery, Nizakat helps it away over square leg for a couple of runs. 78/5

14.2 R Hossain to M Dar, A good length delivery, slashed down to third man for one. 76/5

The physio is out in the middle to help Munir out. He's given a banana and a drink or two. Now he looks fine.

14.1 R Hossain to M Dar, A horrible collision! Dar taps a length ball away past third man. It's been hit well but the fielder, Al-Amin does well with a dive and shies a throw back at the keeper's end. Dar and Rahim clash at the striker's end, with both of them not watching their tracks. Rahim looks okay but the older man, Munir Dar is down and looks injured. 75/5

Rubel Hossain now back into the attack. He had a problem in his right hand earlier while fielding and hence, it took him long to be brought into the attack.

13.6 Mahmudullah to N Khan, A quick, short delivery, Nizakat tries to run it away but misses out. 73/5

13.5 Mahmudullah to M Dar, Stays on the back foot and taps it away past point for one. 73/5

13.4 Mahmudullah to M Dar, Gets across and laps it cutely over square leg for a couple of runs. 72/5

13.3 Mahmudullah to N Khan, Tries a risky drive to a turning delivery and finds an outside edge towards short third man for one. 70/5

13.2 Mahmudullah to M Dar, Gets down and pushes it away for a single. 69/5

13.1 Mahmudullah to M Dar, A good length delivery, Dar fails to get bat on that. With that delivery, BANGLADESH HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE SUPER 10 STAGES! Nepal now have also been mathematically, knocked out of the tournament! 68/5

12.6 F Reza to M Dar, Taps down a length delivery on the off side and takes one to end the over. 68/5

12.5 F Reza to N Khan, Good length outside off, Nizakat has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 67/5

12.4 F Reza to M Dar, Good length on off, Munir gets across and flicks it to deep square leg for one. 66/5

12.3 F Reza to M Dar, FOUR! Excellent shot! A good length delivery on middle, Munir gets inside the line of the delivery and helps it away over square leg. 65/5

12.2 F Reza to N Khan, Length delivery, worked away past square leg for a single. 61/5

12.1 F Reza to N Khan, A short of a length delivery, flicked away straight to mid-wicket. 60/5

Farhad Reza now into the attack.

11.6 Mahmudullah to N Khan, Flighted delivery on middle, worked away towards mid-wicket for one to end the over. 60/5

11.5 Mahmudullah to N Khan, Works it away off the pads towards mid-wicket. 59/5

11.4 Mahmudullah to M Dar, Tossed up, Dar laps it above short fine leg for a single. 59/5

11.3 Mahmudullah to N Khan, Flighted up outside off, driven through mid off for one. 58/5

11.2 Mahmudullah to N Khan, Slightly short, worked away straight to mid-wicket. 57/5

11.1 Mahmudullah to M Dar, A flatter ball outside off, tapped away past point for one. 57/5

10.6 A Hossain to N Khan, A full length delivery outside off, driven towards cover where Shakib makes a full-length dive to stop any run. 56/5

10.5 A Hossain to N Khan, On a good length outside off, Nizakat tries to slash hard but misses. 56/5

10.4 A Hossain to M Dar, On a good length and wide, guided away to third man for a single. 56/5

10.3 A Hossain to N Khan, Length delivery outside off, guided off the face towards short third man. Sabbir makes a meal at his attempt but gives away just one in the end. 55/5

10.2 A Hossain to N Khan, Good length delivery, worked away through mid-wicket and they take a couple. 54/5

10.1 A Hossain to M Dar, A good length delivery, Dar slices it and it just about hovers over point for a single. 52/5

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