Bangladesh and Afghanistan Qualify for Super 10s

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Heroics of Tamim Iqbal helps Bangladesh join Afghanistan and proceed in super 10s of ICC world Twenty20 2016.

Tamim became the first Bangladeshi to score a century in World Twenty20, He is also the first centurion of this World Twenty20 2016 edition.

Iqbal smashed 103 not out of just 63 balls, he was well supported by Shabbir Reheman, he scored 44 runs in 26 balls, he and Iqbal gave recovery that Bangladesh wanted.

The duo put on 97 run stand, before that the Bangladeshi openers gave them a cautious start, Sarkar and Iqbal played a watchful innings. In 6.5 overs Sarkar got bowled, he could score only 12.

It was the innings of Tamim Iqbal, which took Bangladesh to a mammoth score of 180 for the loss of only two wickets in their alloted 20 overs.

Chasing 181 run target, Oman was never in the game. Their openers fell very cheaply. The middle order batsmen showed some resistance, but Shakib picked up four wickets and the rain also interrupted the play.

After some time when the play started, it was a 16 over game, Oman needed to score 152 runs in nine over to qualify for the Super 10 stage, that didn’t happen.

When Oman reached the score of 65 runs for the loss of nine wickets at the 12th over rain started pouring again.

At the end the match officials decided to call of the game, Bangladesh won the game by 54 runs through Duck worth Leuis method and qualified for super 10s stage.

In the earlier game Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe, batting first, Afghanistan was given an explosive start by captain Shahzad. Later, Shenwari and Nabi joined the act with 43 and 52 respectively to propel the side to 186.

In response, Zimbabwe was never in the competition as they lost wickets regularly.

Not one batsman provided real resistance and the Full members lost to the Associates again in a T20 match – this time by 59 runs, this is the fourth time Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe in a T20 game on the trot.

Bangladesh will be in group 2 and Afghanistan will be in group 1.

Group 1 –

England

South Africa

Sri Lanka

West Indies

Afghanistan

The fixtures of super 10 stages in group 1

Wednesday March 16 – England v West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Thursday March 17 – Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Friday March 18 – England v South Africa at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sunday March 20 – Afghanistan v South  Africa  at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sunday March 20 – Sri Lanka v West Indies at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Wednesday March 23 – Afghanistan v England at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Fri day March 25 – South Africa v West Indies at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur

Saturday March 26 – England v Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Sunday March 27 – Afghanistan v West Indies at  Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur

Monday March 28 – South Africa v Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Group   2 –

India

New Zealand

Australia

Pakistan

Bangladesh

The fixtures of super 10 stages in group 2 –

 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur.India v New Zealand at Nagpur on Mar 15, 2016

Wednesday March 16 – Bangladesh Vs Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Friday March 18 – Australia v New Zealand at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Saturday March 19 – India v Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Monday March 21 – Australia v Bangladesh at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Tuesday March 22 – New Zealand v Pakistan at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Wednesday March 23 – India v Bangladesh at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Friday March 25 – Australia v Pakistan at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Saturday March 26 – Bangladesh v New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Sunday March 27 – India v Australia at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC at Feroz Shah Kotla, on

Thursday March 30

2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 31st

Sunday April 3rd

Final – TBC v TBC

at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.  D/N

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