Josh Davey took 4 wickets for Scotland as they defeated hosts Oman to top Group B in Thursday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other game, Mahmudullah would score 50 to set Bangladesh on their way to their biggest run victory in T20 internationals.
Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.
Mohammad Naim would be out to the second ball of the innings as he was caught by Sese Bau off the bowling of Kabua Morea without scoring before Liton Das would be caught by Charles Amini off the same bowler. Mushfiqur Rahim would be caught by Hiri Hiri off the bowling of Simon Atai for 5 before Shakib Al Hasan would be caught by Amini off the bowling of Assad Vala for 46.
Mahmudullah (pictured below, batting) would be caught by Chad Soper off the bowling of Damien Ravu for 50 off just 28 balls before Nurul Hasan would be caught by Bau off the same bowler for a golden duck. Afif Hossain would be the final man out, caught by Ravu off the bowling of Morea for 21 with Mohammad Saifuddin and Mahedi Hassan finishing 19 (off 6 balls) and 2 not out respectively.Embed from Getty Images
Lega Siaka would be LBW to Saifuddin for 5 before Vala would be caught behind by N. Hasan off the bowling of Taskin Ahmed for 6. Amini would be caught by Naim off the bowling of Al Hasan for 1 before Atai would be caught by M. Hasan off the same bowler without scoring.
Bau would be caught by Naim off the bowling of Al Hasan for 7 before Norman Vanua would be caught by Rahim off the bowling of M. Hasan without scoring. Hiri would be caught by N. Hasan off the bowling off Al Hasan for 8 before Soper would be bowled by Saifuddin for 11. Morea would be run out by Hossain for 3 before Ravu would be the final man out, caught by N. Hasan off the bowling of Ahmed for 5 – the only PNG resistance coming from wicket-keeper Kiplin Doriga (pictured below) who finished 46 not out from 34 balls.Embed from Getty Images
Oman vs Scotland
Oman would win the toss and bat to field first.
Jatinder Singh would be run out by Mark Watt for a golden duck before Kashyap Prajapati would be caught by George Munsey off the bowling of Safyaan Sharif for 3. Aqib Ilyas would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Michael Leask for 37 before Mohammad Nadeem would be caught by Richie Berrington off the bowling of Watt for 25.
Sandeep Goud would be caught by Chris Greaves off the bowling of Sharif for 5 before Naseem Khushi would be caught by Calum MacLeod off the bowling of Leask for 2. Suraj Kumar would be caught by Brad Wheal off the bowling of Josh Davey (pictured below) before Zeeshan Maqsood would be caught by MacLeod off the same bowler for 34. Bilal Khan would be run out by MacLeod for 1 before Fayyaz Butt would be the last man out, caught by Greaves off the bowling of Davey, for 7.
Munsey would be caught by Singh off the bowling of Butt for 20 with Kyle Coetzer (pictured below) the other man out, bowled by Khawar Ali, for 41 off 28 balls – Matthew Cross (26) and Berrington (31 off 21 balls) seeing the Scots home with 3 overs to spare as they topped the group.Embed from Getty Images
These results see Bangladesh into Group 1 where they join Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies and Group A’s winners while Scotland move into Group 2 where they play Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Group A’s runners-up.
Today’s Fixtures (Times are in BST)
11:00 – Ireland vs Namibia
15:00 – The Netherlands vs Sri Lanka