2014 ICC World Twenty20
Bangladesh remains winless in Super 10
Bangladesh ended their Super 10 WT20 campaign winless as they lost to Australia by 7 wickets in their final game for the group wooden spoon. After openers Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haq left early, Bangladesh got a good start by a century partnership between Shakib Al Hassan and captain Mushfiqur Rahim. When these two departed with three more overs to go, the new batsmen pair of Nasir Hossain and Mahmadullah could not keep up the tempo and the Bangladesh innings ended at 153/5, perhaps 20 runs less than it could have. The Australian openers were in marauding form and soon raced to 98 before Warner fell just shy of his 50. Finch departed soon after for an excellent 71. Australia wnt on to get their first consolation win in this tournament
And Pakistan makes it 0-4
Another day and another defeat as Bangladesh went down to Pakistan by a massive 50 runs in their 4th Super 20 match. Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. Ahmed Shehzad's massive century, the first by a Pakistani batsman in a T20, put up a challenging 190 for 5. Bangladesh was no where in the hunt for their chase and tamely went down scoring only 140 for the loss of 7 wickets. They meet Australia next for their final match and try to salvage some pride.
Bangladesh goes down to India by 8 wickets
Bangladesh's poor run of batting form for 2014 continues as they went down tamely to India in their second match of the Super 10. Save for Anamul Haq who top-scored for 44, the top order gifted away their wickets. Only a brief cameo by Mahmadullah (33 of 27) gave the tigers some semblance of a respectable score. This was not going to be enough for India who easily scored the required runs after losing Shikhar Dwan early to Al Amin Hossain for 1. Both Rohit Sahrma and Virat Kohli scored half centuries as India cantered to a win by 8 wickets with Kohli giving his wicket away near the end. India goes on to the semis and Bangladesh have only pride to play for in the remaining matches.
West Indies Thrash Bangladesh
Bangladesh's woes continue into their first match of the Super 10 round after the humiliating defeat to Hong Kong. They ended up losing heavily to the West Indies by 73 runs. Put in to bat, the West Indies scored a challenging total of 171/7 with Dwayne Smith scoring 72 and Chris Gayle an uncharacteristically sedate run a ball 42. The innings was remarkable also for the exhibition of atrocious fielding by the Bangladeshis - close to 30 runs were gifted to the West Indians by virtue of lackadaisical and dispirited fielding. When it was Bangladesh's turn to bat, things did not look any better for the home side and the team threw in the towel having scored just 98.
Hong Kong humiliates Bangladesh
In quite possibly the lowest point of Bangladesh cricket since receiving Test status, it was humiliated by Hong Kong in their final match of their qualifying round match. It's small consolation that the team made it to the Super 10 round when so much is broken with the team. We are a fan site. We are shell-shocked, upset, angry, mortified and an umpteen other adjectives. As such we are not reporting the game, we are reporting our utter frustration at the BCB, the selectors, the coaching staff, the captain, and the non performing feckless players in denial.
Bangladesh makes it two in two
Bangladesh beat Nepal quite easily in the second match of the T20 WC qualifying round to be one step closer to the Super 10 round. In a dew affected match, Nepa were put into bat and scored 126 for the loss of five wickets in their allotted 20 overs. In return Bangladesh had little difficulty in chasing it down with 27 balls remaining. Young pacser Al Amin was adjudged man of the match for his niggardly 4 overs conceding only 17 runs for 2 wickets. More to follow.
Bangladesh begins their WC campaign with a thumping win
Bangladesh handily beat Afghanistan in their first match in the WC qualifying round by 9 wickets. With this win, not only did they erase the ignominy of having lost to the same opponents in the recently concluded Asia Cup championship but also registered their first international win in any format of the game this war. this win should out them in a positive frame of mind going to not only qualify for the main round but to progress beyond.
Bangladesh won the bat and set Afghanistan in to bat. The opponents had no answer to the spin of Bangladesh and were duly bundled out for only 72 runs. In return the hosts easily overhauled the target losing only one wicket in just only 12 overs. Ace all-rounder Iceman Shakib Al Hasan was adjudged the MOM for his 3 wickets for only 8 runs in 3.1 overs and his 10* in the end.
Bangladesh squad for the World T20
The Bangladesh selectors have picked a 15 man squad for the World T20 to be hosted in Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim has been retained as captain.
Squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Farhad Reza, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain.