The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 continues to be a roller coaster of emotions with every match exciting. On June 17, 2024, the Bangladesh team faced the Nepal team at the Arnos Valley Stadium in Kingston, St. Vincent, and achieved a thrilling victory of 21 consecutive victories. Bangladesh’s win not only cemented their place in the knockout stages but also proved their dominance in the tournament.

Bangladesh won the coin toss and elected to bat first, a decision that set the tone for a tight contest. Led by captain Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh posted a competitive score of 155/6 in 20 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan was in fine form and scored a crucial 45 points to set the stage for the innings. Liton Das scored 33 points and Afif Hussain contributed 28 points to ensure Bangladesh’s total was worth defending.

Shakib Al Hassan: 45 times
Liton Das: 33 times
Afif Hussain: 28 times
Nepal’s bowlers, led by the always reliable Sandeep Lamichane, did their best to restrict Bangladesh. Ramichhane’s figures of 2/27 were an outstanding performance by Nepal’s bowlers in a challenging match.

Chasing 156 runs, Nepal needed a solid start but found themselves under pressure from the start. Bangladesh’s bowlers, especially Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed, showed no mercy and made it difficult for Nepal to gain any momentum.

Nepal’s top batsmen Rohit Paudel and Deependra Singh Ally showed grit and determination. Podel’s 37 and Ally’s 30 kept Nepal’s hopes alive, but increasing pressure from Bangladesh coupled with disciplined bowling saw them fall short and end at 134/9 game.

Rohit Paudel: 37 points
Deependra Singh Ally: 30 times
Mustafizur Rahman: 3/19
Taskin Ahmed: 2/25
Mustafizul’s stellar performance earned him the Man of the Match award, while Taskin’s crucial wicket helped Bangladesh retain control.

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh): His all-round performance, especially the crucial 45 runs, played an important role in Bangladesh’s victory.
Mustafizur Rahman (Bengal): 3/19, he is the main spoiler in Nepal’s batting line-up.
Rohit Paudel (Nepal): Despite the loss, his 37 points remain a beacon of hope for Nepal.

In another thrilling match, Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands by 83 runs at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Grosse Ile. Sri Lanka’s comprehensive victory added to the excitement of the day and showcased their quality in the competition.

With the win, Bangladesh took six points from three group games and cemented their place in the knockout rounds. Nepal, on the other hand, ended their season in a challenging manner, picking up just one point from four games. The Netherlands’ hopes were dashed by defeat to Sri Lanka, while South Africa secured top spot in the group with four wins from three games.

What was the final score of the match between Bangladesh and Nepal?

Bangladesh scored 155/6 and Nepal scored 134/9. Bangladesh won by 21 runs.

Where is the competition held?

The match was held at the Arnos Valley Sports Ground in Kingston, St Vincent’s.

Who performed best in the competition?

Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman represent Bangladesh while Rohit Paudel represents Nepal.

How did the other featured match of the day turn out?

Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands by 83 runs at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.

What impact does this game have on the championship standings?

Bangladesh sealed their knockout spot with six points while Nepal ended their World Cup journey with one point.

Bangladesh’s 21-run victory over Nepal in the 2024 T20 World Cup highlighted their growing strength and strategic brilliance in the shorter format of the game. With the stable performance of the main players and the overall efforts of the team, Bangladesh has become a strong contender in this tournament. Fans can look forward to more exciting cricket matches and intense battles as the tournament progresses.

By Robin

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