T20 World Cup: Bangladesh beat Oman by 26 runs, hopes of reaching Super 12 remain intact

Recovering from their defeat in the previous match, Bangladesh defeated Oman by 26 runs in a Group B match of the qualifying round of the ICC T20 World Cup on Tuesday. Bangladesh had set a target of 154 runs in the allotted overs, in response to which Oman’s team could only make 127. With this win, Bangladesh’s hopes of reaching the Super 12 stage remain intact. If the team had lost in this match, then the team would have been out of this World Cup. Opener Jatinder Singh played the highest innings of 40 runs in 33 balls for Oman. Apart from them Kashyap Prajapati made 21.

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For Bangladesh, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs, while pacer Mustafizur Rahman spent 29 runs in his quota of four overs and showed four Oman batsmen the way to the pavilion. Shakib had also made a useful contribution to the team in batting before bowling brilliantly. Bangladesh scored a challenging total of 153 runs in 20 overs on the back of his 42 runs and opener Mohammad Naeem’s strong innings of 64 runs. Opener Naeem hit three fours and four sixes in his innings of 64 off 50 balls.

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Naeem and Shakib added 80 runs in the third wicket partnership after Bangladesh’s two wickets fell for just 21 runs. Shakib hit six fours in his innings of 42 runs off 29 balls. After the break of this partnership, Bangladesh again lost their wickets early and their score was 138 for eight. Captain Mahmudullah scored 17 runs off 10 balls with a four and a six to take Bangladesh past 150. For Oman, Bilal Khan took three wickets for 18 runs and Fayyaz Butt took three wickets for 30 runs while Kalimullah got two wickets for 30 runs.

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