Bangladesh players celebrate their win after the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 cricket match against Netherlands at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday. AFP
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Bangladesh won their first-ever Super 12 match at a Twenty20 World Cup Monday, with Taskin Ahmed taking 4-25 as they beat the Netherlands by nine runs.
The Dutch, who battled through the preliminary round to reach the Super 12, held the Asian nation to 144-8 but were all out for 135 on the final ball.
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Bangladesh won their first-ever game in a Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 on Monday, with Taskin Ahmed taking 4-25 as the Netherlands imploded early and never recovered, losing by nine runs.
Bangladesh players celebrate their win in Hobart on Monday. AFP
The Dutch, who battled through the preliminary round to reach the Super 12, held the Asian nation to 144-8 with Paul van Meekeren becoming his country’s joint all-time T20 wicket-taker along the way.
But they got off to a horror start in the run chase, losing two wickets in the opening two balls to Ahmed, then slumped to 15-4 in cold conditions at Hobart to put them on the back foot.
Colin Ackermann with 62 off 48 balls played a lone hand, making his maiden T20 half-century as partners fell around him and the Netherlands were all out for 135 on the final ball.
Defeat was a heavy blow with two points desperately needed in a group that features heavyweight opponents India, Pakistan and South Africa.