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Sri Lanka Knocked Out of T20 World Cup 2024 as Bangladesh Secures Super Eight Berth with 25-Run Win Over Netherlands

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Shakib Al Hasan’s Return to Form

Shakib Al Hasan roared back to form with a sublime half-century, leading Bangladesh to a crucial 25-run victory over the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup2024 at Kingstown, St Vincent on Thursday. His 46-ball 64 was pivotal in setting a competitive total for Bangladesh.

Match Overview

  • Match: Bangladesh vs Netherlands, Group D
  • Event: T20 World Cup 2024
  • Venue: Arnos Vale Ground, St Vincent
  • Result: Bangladesh won by 25 runs

Bangladesh’s Innings

Key Performances:

  • Shakib Al Hasan: 64 off 46 balls
  • Tanzid Hasan: 35 off 26 balls
  • Mahmudullah: 25 off 21 balls

Bangladesh, asked to bat first, posted 159 for five. Shakib’s innings, which included four boundaries, was well-supported by Tanzid Hasan and Mahmudullah. The team reached 54 for two at the end of the powerplay, setting a strong foundation.

Dutch Bowlers:

  • Aryan Dutt: 2/17 in 4 overs
  • Paul van Meekeren: 2/15 in 4 overs

The Netherlands bowlers started strong, with Aryan Dutt dismissing Najmul Hossain Shanto and Litton Das early on. Paul van Meekeren was also effective, picking up crucial wickets.

Netherlands’ Chase

Top Scorers:

  • Sybrand Engelbrecht: 33 off 22 balls
  • Scott Edwards: 25 off 23 balls
  • Vikramjit Singh: 26 off 16 balls

Chasing 160, the Netherlands struggled, losing two wickets for just 32 runs. Vikramjit Singh looked dangerous but was dismissed by Mahmudullah, leaving the Netherlands at 69 for three in the 10th over.

Bangladesh Bowlers:

  • Rishad Hossain: 3/33 in 4 overs
  • Taskin Ahmed: 2/30 in 4 overs
  • Mustafizur Rahman: 1/12 in 4 overs

Rishad Hossain’s crucial strikes in the middle overs and Mustafizur Rahman’s economical bowling restricted the Netherlands to 134 for eight in their 20 overs, securing a 25-run win for Bangladesh.

Key Moments

Shakib’s Flourish: Shakib Al Hasan’s aggressive batting in the sixth over, collecting 19 runs, was a highlight of Bangladesh’s innings. His experience and form were crucial for Bangladesh to post a defendable total.

Dutch Resistance: Sybrand Engelbrecht and Scott Edwards tried to steady the ship with a 42-run partnership for the fourth wicket, but Rishad Hossain’s double strike turned the game in Bangladesh’s favor.

Fielding Brilliance: Sybrand Engelbrecht’s stunning catch to dismiss Litton Das was a notable moment in the field for the Netherlands. His effort in the deep showed exceptional athleticism and commitment.

Impact on the Tournament

Bangladesh’s Progress: The victory propels Bangladesh closer to the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup2024. With this win, they have a strong chance of advancing, contingent on other group results.

Sri Lanka’s Exit: The result of this match also means Sri Lanka is knocked out of the tournament. Their hopes of progressing to the next stage have been dashed by Bangladesh’s superior performance.

Post-Match Reactions

Mark Wood’s Comments: Mark Wood from England, who was present at the match, expressed satisfaction with Bangladesh’s bowling performance. He highlighted the effectiveness of the seamers and praised Rishad Hossain’s pivotal spell.

Conclusion

Bangladesh’s 25-run win over the Netherlands was marked by Shakib Al Hasan’s return to form and a strong team performance. With this victory, Bangladesh moves closer to securing a spot in the Super Eight, while Sri Lanka faces elimination from the T20 World Cup2024. As the tournament progresses, Bangladesh will look to maintain their momentum and continue their march towards the title.