T20 World Cup: Bangladesh defeat Oman, stay afloat
Dhaka, October 20: The Bangladesh cricket team held their nerves, collectively, to win the group stage match against Oman and stay afloat in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. Mahmudullah Riyad and his men defeated Oman by 26 runs on Tuesday at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground.
It was a do-or-die game for the Tigers, who had suffered a shock defeat against Scotland on Sunday.
Kyle Coetzer and his men handed the Bangladeshi side a six-run defeat, placing the latter in a precarious position.
In the game against Oman, Bangladesh won the toss and batted first, scoring 153 runs, but lost all their wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Mohammad Naim top scored with 64 runs, smashing three boundaries and four sixes during his 50-ball stay at the crease.
Shakib Al Hasan scored 42 runs off 29 balls with the help of six boundaries before he was run out.
Captain Mahmudullah was the only other batsman to score in excess of 10 runs (17).
For Oman, Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt picked up three wickets each, while Kaleemullah accounted for two. Oman skipper Zeeshan Maqsood picked up one wicket.
Oman started their chase well, but lost their first wicket for 13 runs.
With Jatinder Singh (40) and Kashyap Prajapati (21) playing sensibly, it gave the Bangladeshi captain lots to think about. But they held their nerves as Talisman Shakib picked up three wickets and Mustafizur Rahman scalped four to bail the team out.
Oman ended their innings with 127 runs for the loss of nine wickets. The remaing wickets were shared by Mohammad Saifuddin and Mahedi Hasan.
Shakib was adjudged the Man of the match for his all round effort.