World T20 Group Stage
Nepal thrashed by Bangladesh
Bangladesh, who fielded after winning the toss, kept Nepal down to 126/5 in their 20 overs before reaching the modest target in 15.3 overs in Chittagong on Tuesday. Opener Anamul Haque scored a 33-ball 42 with five boundaries and two sixes and shared an opening stand of 63 with Tamim Iqbal who scored 30. Shakib Al Hasan hit four sixes in his 37 not out and Sabbir Rahman made 21 not out complete the chase. With today’s win Bangladesh top the group with four points, followed by Nepal and Afghanistan with two points each.
Afghanistan crush Hong Kong
Afghanistan claimed their first win at the World Twenty20 with the help of captain Mohammad Shahzad’s quickfire 53-ball 68 and an unbeaten 51 off just 24 balls from Shafiqullah which propelled them past Hong Kong’s 153 for eight with 12 balls to spare in Chittagong.
Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak
Nepal XI: SP Khakurel (wk), Sagar Pun, G Malla, P Khadka (capt), B Bhandari, S Vesawkar, B Regmi, NB Budayair, SP Gauchan, Sompal Kami, JK Mukhiya
Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Stanikzai, Shafiqullah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Hamza Hotak, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran
Hong Kong XI: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, JJ Atkinson (capt & wk), MS Chapman, Babar Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Munir Dar, Tanwir Afzal, Aizaz Khan, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed