Bangladesh defeated Papua New Guinea by 84 runs in their final first-round, Group A match of the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 in Muscat, Oman on Thursday. The win helped Bangladesh qualify for the tournament proper, Super 12. They will be joined by either Oman or Scotland, who face off in the second match today, from the group. Opting to bat first, skipper Mahmudullah hit 50 off 28 to help Bangladesh post 181/7. Then, the player of the match, Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets as Bangladesh dismissed PNG for 97 in 19.3 overs. Catch highlights and scores of the BAN vs PNG cricket match here:
6:57 PM IST: Result
Taskin Ahmed gets the final wicket, that of Damien Ravu (5 off 5), caught behind. And Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea by 84 runs. It's official, Bangladesh are through to the Super 12.
Bangladesh: 181/7 (Mahmudullah 50, Shakib Al Hasan 46; Assad Vala 2/26, Kabua Morea).
Papua New Guinea: 97 all out (Shakib Al Hasan 4/9).
6:55 PM IST: Six Balls To Go
Mustafizur Rahman completes his spell. 14 from the last, for figures of 0/34. Kiplin Doriga (45 off 33) needs a hit to reach fifty. PNG - 96/9 (19)
6:48 PM IST: A Run Out Too
Mohammad Saifuddin with his final over. And a run out. Kabua Morea goes for three off six. Damien Ravu is the last man. PNG - 80/9 (17.4)
6:33 PM IST: 8th Down
Second for Mohammad Saifuddin. Chad Soper (11 off 12), bowled. Kabua Morea is the new man for Papua New Guinea. PNG - 54/8 (15)
6:25 PM IST: Showing Intent
Second over for Mustafizur Rahman. Seven runs from it. 19 runs and three wickets in the last five overs. Kiplin Doriga and Chad Soper showing some intent. PNG - 42/7
6:19 PM IST: Shakib Record
Four-for for Shakib Al Hasan. Hiri Hiri (8 off 15), caught by Nurul Hasan. Shakib now equals Shahid Afridi's record of most wickets in T20 World Cup, 39. Shakib's figures: 4/9. Chad Soper is the new man. PNG - 30/7 (11)
6:11 PM IST: Six Down
Another PNG wicket falls. Norman Vanua goes for a second-ball duck. First wicket for Mahedi Hasan. Caught by Mushfiqur Rahim. PNG - 24/6 (9.2)
6:09 PM IST: Third For Shakib
Third wicket for Shakib Al Hasan. Sese Bau (7 off 21), caught at long on by Mohammad Naim. 11 runs and three wickets in last five overs. Norman Vanua is the new man. PNG - 24/5 (8.5)
6:01 PM IST: Powerplay Over
Another tidy over. Two runs from Taskin Ahmed's second over. Sese Bau and Hiri Hiri are fighting hard for survival against Bangladesh bowlers. PNG - 17/4 (6)
5:54 PM IST: Trouble
Shakib Al Hasan strikes first ball. Mohammad Naim takes a stunning catch at deep to send Charles Amini (1 off 2) back. Simon Atai is the new man, but he doesn't last long. A skier and Mahedi Hasan takes an easy one. PNG - 14/4 (4.4)
5:48 PM IST: Nurul Takes A Beauty
Taskin Ahmed strikes in his first over, thanks to a sensational take by wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan. Assad Vala (6 off 9), caught behind. Sese Bau is the new batter. PNG - 13/2 (3.2)
5:45 PM IST: Good Start For Bangladesh
Mohammad Saifuddin provides the breakthrough. Lega Siaka (5 off 10), LBW. And Papua New Guinea opener walks without reviewing. Charles Amini is the new man. In the previous over, Mustafizur Rahman conceded three singles. PNG - 13/1 (3)
5:32 PM IST: Chase Begins
Mohammad Saifuddin with the new ball. Lega Siaka takes a double off the first ball. Assad Vala is his opening partner. Four more singles. Six from the first over. Target - 182.
5:18 PM IST: Innings Break
Chad Soper with the final over. Two singles, then a dot. Another single, then a six. Another six, this time off a no-ball. And Mohammad Saifuddin finishes off with a four. 20 from the over. Soper's figures: 53/0. 68 runs in the last five. BAN - 181/7
5:10 PM IST: Six Balls Reminaing
Afif Hossain departs after a cameo of 21 off 13. Holes out at mid-wicket, caught by Damien Ravu. Kabua Morea completes his spell (2/26). BAN - 161/7 (19)
5:05 PM IST: Double For Ravu
Out, not out, then out. Mahmudullah (50 off 28) caught at deep by Chad Soper. Third umpire checks for full toss height. Wicket for Damien Ravu. Nurul Hasan is the new man. Afif Hossain hits the next two balls for a four. Then, another wicket. Slow bouncer and Hasan plays it to point, where Simon Atai takes an easy catch. He goes for a duck. BAN - 153/6 (18)
4:57 PM IST: Fifty For The Skipper
Fifty for Mahmudullah with a four, in 27 balls, off the last ball of Chad Soper's third over. 19 from the over, including two sixes, both hit by Mahmudullah. 53 runs in the last five. BAN - 142/4 (17)
4:51 PM IST: Good Spell
Good spell for Bangladesh. 19 in the last two overs. Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain add 22 in 14 balls as Bangladesh once again look to build another stand. BAN - 123/4 (16)
4:39 PM IST: Shakib Out
Assad Vala returns for his third, and gets the big wicket of Shakib Al Hasan (46 off 36). After hitting the second ball for a six, Shakiba goes for another one off the fourth. This time, he holes out at long on with Charles Amini taking a fine catch. Afif Hossain is the new man for Bangladesh. BAN - 101/4 (13.4)
4:36 PM IST: Tigers Fighting
Charles Amini on with his second over. Five singles from it. 40 runs and one wicket in the last five overs. Shakib Al Hasan (40 in 34) and Mahmudullah (16 off 11) hold key for Bangladesh. BAN - 94/3 (13)
4:25 PM IST: Stunner
Another bowling change, and another first-ball strike. Simon Atai gets Mushfiqur Rahim (5 off 8), courtesy a cool Hiri Hiri take at deep square leg. Skipper Mahmudullah joins Shakib Al Hasan. BAN - 72/3 (10.2)
4:21 PM IST: Shakib Survives
Assad Vala continues. 13 from his second over. Shakib Al Hasan hits the first ball for a six. Then survives a run-out attempt off the fourth ball, leaving the star all-rounding stretched and cramped. BAN - 71/2 (10)
4:10 PM IST: 50-run Stand Broken
Skipper strikes first ball. Liton Das (29 off 23) holes out at deep mid-wicket, catch taken by a diving Sese Bau. Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man of Bangladesh. BAN - 50/2 (7.1)
4:03 PM IST: Powerplay Over
Sese Bau gets his first over. Papua New Guinea take a review for LBW against Liton Das. Pitching outside off. Eight runs from the over -- three doubles and two singles. The second-wicket stand between Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan is now worth 45 in 34. BAN - 45/1 (6)
3:45 PM IST: First Six
Bowling change. Chad Soper on and Liton Das hits the last ball of the over, over square leg boundary. Nine runs from it. In the previous over, Damien Ravu conceded three singles. BAN - 15/1 (3)
3:34 PM IST: Horror start
Kabua Morea strikes second ball. Mohammad Naim (0 off 2) holes out at deep, caught by Sese Bau. Shakib Al Hasan joins Liton Das in the middle.
3:09 PM IST: Playing XIs
Bangladesh are unchanged. Papua New Guinea make a couple of changes.
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Papua New Guinea: Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Hiri Hiri, Norman Vanua, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Chad Soper, Kabua Morea, Damien Ravu
3:04 PM IST: Toss
Bangladesh win the toss and will bat first against Papua New Guinea.
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar.
Papua New Guinea: Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Norman Vanua, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Chad Soper, Nosaina Pokana, Kabua Morea, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Jason Kila, Damien Ravu, Jack Gardner.