Shakib Stars As Bangladesh Thrash Oman To Stay Afloat In T20 World Cup
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Wed 20th October 2021 | 12:10 AM
Muscat, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Oct, 2021 ) :Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets and scored 42 as Bangladesh hammered hosts Oman by 26 runs on Tuesday to stay alive in the Twenty20 World Cup.
They elected to bat and were bowled out for 153.
Left-hand opener Mohammad Naim, who smashed 64 off 50 balls, and Shakib set up the victory for Bangladesh with a key second-wicket stand of 80 after the Tigers lost two early wickets.
"We'll take this win, but I think there are a lot of areas we need to improve," skipper Mahmudullah Riyad said after the win.
"Shakib and Naim batted brilliantly, they had a good partnerships and that took us to 150-plus. But we should have done better with the new ball. Bowled a lot of wides." Oman opener Jatinder Singh smashed 40 off 33 balls before falling to Shakib's left-arm spin and it seemed the wicket deflated Oman.
Shakib struck with successive balls but Mohammad Nadeem prevented the hat-trick and went on to make 14 not out.
Mahedi Hasan was impressive impressively economical with figures of 1-14 from his four overs of finger spin.
"It is not acceptable the way we are fielding right now," skipper Zeeshan Maqsood told reporters.
He added, "Oman is confident of a good show in the last game and a win will help us boost our cricket as we will meet the top nations and learn from them."Earlier in the day, Scotland beat Papua New Guinea in the first match to record their second successive win and are now on the verge of making the next stage.