World Twenty20: Bangladesh vs Hong Kong - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai
Hong Kong Innings
Over 19. 4 || Score 114/8
Munir Dar's blistering knock in the end and Irfan Ahmed's 34-run in the beginning helped Hong Kong to beat the host nation Bangladesh by two wickets. The match went to the wire and in the end Haseeb Amjad launched Abdur Razzak for a six to seal the match for his team. Hong Kong finally managed to win their first match of the tournament after losing their first two encounters with Nepal and Afghanistan. A well deserved victory for the minnows.
Tanwir Afzal b Sabbir Rahman 0 (7b)
Munir Dar lbw b Abdur Razzak 36 (27b)
Nizakat Khan c sub (Mominul Haque) b Mahmudullah 12 (21b)
Over 15 || Score 80/5
As Hong Kong failed to achieve the target in 12 overs, Bangladesh have secured a spot in Super 10. But if we talk about this particular match then Hong Kong still have a good chance to beat the host country. They need 29 run in last 30 balls to seal the match and they have five wickets in hand. Munir Dar and Nizakat Khan are playing well and the duo have added 30 runs for the sixth wicket. So the result of this match can depend a lot on this partnership.
Over 10 || Score 51/5
After a good start Hong Kong are losing the plot. They have lost four wickets in the last five overs and only manage to add 16 runs. After the fall of Irfan Ahmed's wicket, Hong Kong's middle-order got collapsed. Half of the Hong Kong team is back in the pavilion and they still need 58 runs in last 60 balls.
MS Chapman b Mahmudullah 5 (7b)
Babar Hayat c Mushfiqur Rahim b Al-Amin Hossain 1 (4b)
JJ Atkinson lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 7 (14b)
Irfan Ahmed lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 34 (28b)
Over 5 || Score 35/1
Irfan Ahmed is hitting the Bangladeshi bowlers all over the park. He is now hitting boundaries at will. The opener has quickly moved to 27 in mere 19 balls, laced with three boundaries and a six. But Hong Kong need many lusty blows like this from him to seal the match.
Over 3 || Score 16/1
Shakib Al Hasan provided Bangladesh an early breakthrough as he got the wicket of opener Waqas Barkat in his second ball of the match. Barkat got out for a two ball duck. JJ Atkinson is the new man in after the fall of first wicket.
Waqas Barkat st Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (2)
Over 1 || Score 10/0
While chasing the total of 109 runs Hong Kong got off to a flying start as Irfan Ahmed launched Al-Amin Hossain for a six in the last ball of the first over and collected ten runs from the over.
Over 16.3 || Score 108
With the wicket of Al-Amin Hossain, Bangladesh only managed to set up a paltry total of 108 runs in front of minnows Hong Kong. Nadeem Ahmed is certainly the pick among the bowlers as he scalped four wickets in his 3.3 overs and leaked just 21 runs. Hong Kong bowlers have done their job quite well now it's time for their batsmen to chase the small total successfully.
Al-Amin Hossain c Babar Hayat b Nadeem Ahmed 1 (5b)
Over 15 || Score 102/9
Nadeem Ahmed and Nizakat Khan are on a roll here. Both the bowlers are literally toying with the Bangladeshi batsmen. Both of them are taking wickets at regular intervals. In last three overs Bangladesh have lost four wickets within eleven runs. What a turnaround by Hong Kong bowlers.
Rubel Hossain b Nadeem Ahmed 0 (3b)
Abdur Razzak c Atkinson b Nizakat Khan 0 (1b)
Farhad Reza c Atkinson b Nizakat Khan 0 (4m)
Mahmudullah b Nadeem Ahmed 2 (52m 3b)
Over 12 || Score 91/5
The home team has lost two crucial wicket in Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim within two overs. Both were playing well but got out while trying to up the tempo. Mahmudullah and Nasir Hossain are in the middle now. From here on Bangladesh must be eyeing for a total of somewhere around 160-170.
Mushfiqur Rahim c Munir Dar b Nizakat Khan 23 (18b)
Shakib Al Hasan c Nizakat Khan b Irfan Ahmed 34 (27b)
Over 9 || Score 75/3
Anamul Haque's cameo of 26 runs came to an end in the sixth over as Nadeem Ahmed's delivery crashed into his stumps. Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man in but he has started scoring boundaries from the word go. Shakib Al Hasan from the other end is also finding boundaries every now and then.
Anamul Haque b Nadeem Ahmed 26 (17b)
Over 4 || Score 29/2
Under first three overs, Bangladesh lost their two wickets in the form of Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman. In the second ball of the match Tanwir Afzal got the better of Iqbal, who got out for a two ball duck. After a gap of three balls Afzal stuck again and shown the pavilion way to Sabbir Rahman. Even after losing two quick wickets Shakib Al Hasan is scoring runs briskly.
Sabbir Rahman lbw b Tanwir Afzal 2 (4b)
Tamim Iqbal b Tanwir Afzal 0 (2b )
Hong Kong have won the toss and elected to bowl first. Injured Mashrafe Mortaza is not playing in this match and he has been replaced by Rubel Hossain.
After an exciting first match of the day in which Nepal beat Afghanistan by nine runs, the next game is between the host country Bangladesh and minnows Hong Kong.
Bangladesh have virtually booked a place in the next round of World Twenty20 by winning their first two matches comprehensively. This match against Hong Kong is more like a practice match for Bangladesh in which they can do some experiments. On the other hand, for Hong Kong, who have lost their first two matches of the tournament, this match would be a good opportunity to show the world that they belongs to this level by beating Bangladesh in front of their home crowd.