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Bangladesh edge Nepal in thrilling encounter to reach super eight in T20 World Cup

In a nail-biting finish, Bangladesh clinched their place in the Super Eight stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a heart-stopping win over Nepal, marking their entry with drama and determination.

In a nail-biting finish, Bangladesh clinched their place in the Super Eight stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a heart-stopping win over Nepal, marking their entry with drama and determination.

A Historic Defense

The match was a rollercoaster from the start, with Bangladesh setting up what would become a historic defense. Despite being all out for 106, the Tigers’ final stand added a crucial 18 runs, setting the stage for a tense second innings.

Nepal’s Rocky Chase

Nepal’s chase was fraught with challenges. A double-wicket maiden in the third over by Tanzim Hasan Sakib set the tone for a pressure-filled innings. Stumbling to 24/4 in the Powerplay, Nepal faced an uphill battle.

Malla and Airee’s Valiant Effort

Kushal Malla and Dipendra Singh Airee brought some stability to Nepal’s innings, crafting a partnership that kept hope alive. With four overs left, they had reduced the required run rate to 7.5.

The Climactic Finish

Malla’s dismissal for 27 off 40 was a blow to Nepal’s chances, but Airee’s timely six kept their spirits high. However, it was Mustafizur Rahman’s 19th over that sealed the deal for Bangladesh. His wicket-maiden over was the turning point, leading Bangladesh to victory by 21 runs – defending the lowest total ever in a T20 World Cup match.

Bangladesh Roars into Round Two

This win is more than just numbers on a scoreboard; it’s about the spirit of cricket and the sheer will to succeed against all odds. As Bangladesh marches into the second round, they carry with them not just their nation’s hopes but also the respect of cricket fans worldwide.

 

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