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Bangladesh continues winning run

  • Published at 09:08 pm November 18th, 2019
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Bangladesh Emerging Team’s batsman Mohammad Naim plays a shot during their group stage match of Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup against Nepal at BKSP Monday Dhaka Tribune

After winning the toss at BKSP, the Bangladeshi bowlers showcased a combined effort to bundle out the opponents for 138, before the batsmen reached 140/2 in just 24 overs to seal the match

Bangladesh continued their winning run in the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, as they beat Nepal by eight wickets Sunday to finish the group stage unbeated.

After winning the toss at BKSP, the Bangladeshi bowlers showcased a combined effort to bundle out the opponents for 138, before the batsmen reached 140/2 in just 24 overs to seal the match. 

Bangladesh’s 19-year old new-ball bowler Sumon Khan, who picked up four wickets each in their previous games against Hong Kong and India, continued his good form by grabbing three wickets. 

Sumon removed both the Nepalese openers before leg-spinner Minhazul Abedin Afridi and left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam joined the party, picking up three and two wickets, respectively.

Nepal were at one stage reduced to 68/7 and were in the danger of folding for a two figure score, but number nine batsman Sompal Kami scored 38 runs in a rearguard action that helped his side get past the 130-run mark. 

In reply, Soumya Sakar, who scored fifties in the first two matches, got out for 11, but captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto scored 59 and Mohammad Naim scored 45 to pick up an easy win.

Bangladesh will face Afghanistan in the second semifinal of the tournament at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday, while archrivals India and Pakistan will lock horns in the first semifinal at the same venue on Wednesday.

The final will also be held at the same stadium on November 23.