Bangladesh register third straight win in Emerging Asia Cup
Bangladesh beat Nepal by a huge margin of 8 wickets in their third match and pick-up their third straight win at the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Asia Cup. Bangladesh also booked their place in the semi-final with that win.
Nepal threw an easy target of 139 runs in front of the Bangladesh Emerging Team after losing the toss on Monday, November 18 at BKSP’s No.4 field. Nepal were all-out in 44.3 overs. In reply, Bangladesh lost just 2 wickets and picked-up the win inside 24 overs. There were 156 more balls left.
Bangladesh Captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto scored fifty in two consecutive matches. He was unbeaten on 59 runs off 56 balls. His innings included 6 fours and 2 sixes. Yasir Ali was unbeaten on 18 for 15 balls. Opener Mohammad Naim Sheikh scored 45 runs off 56 balls. Another opener Soumya Sarkar scored 11 runs off 17 balls.
Earlier, Nepal lost wickets at regular intervals in the batting. Opener Kushal Bhurtel scored 10 runs and captain Gyanendra Malla scored 22 runs. Arif Sheikh scored 11 runs. In the end, Sompal Kami and Karan KC scored 38 and 18 runs respectively and managed to post a total over 100 runs.
Sumon Khan and Minhajul Abedin Afridi took three wickets each for Bangladesh. Tanvir Islam and Mahadi Hasan picked-up two wickets.
Nepal 138-10 (44.3 overs)
Sompal Kami 38 (63), Gyanendra Malla 22 (27)
Sumon Khan 3/29, Minhajul Abedin Afridi 3/29
Bangladesh 140-2 (24 overs)
Naim Sheikh 45 (56), Nazmul Hossain Shanto 59* (56)
Karan KC 1/11, Sushan Bhari 1/24
Toss: Bangladesh, opted to bowl first
Result: Bangladesh won by 8 wickets
Man of the match: Nazmul Hossain Shanto