World T20 - 10th match, First Round Group A

Bangladesh v Hong Kong

Hong Kong won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

7.30pm Bangladesh's openers walk out to the middle, the Hong Kong team are in a huddle. The crowd making some serious noise, in anticipation of watching their team qualify.

7.20pm Mark: "Easy really. Hong Kong bat first and win by about 50 runs and Nepal can go through on NRR. If Bangladesh bat first they will almost ensure that they will be top of NRR, even if they lose by a big margin, because Hong Kong would have to win in very few overs for the Bangladesh NRR to take a big enough hit to lose top spot."

Pradeep: "I think Nepal should have pushed little more harder after they had restricted Afghanistan to 53 for 5. 20 runs less might made chances more possible."

NepFan: "Both eyes firmly on this match... As a Nepal supporter, we have occasionally had luck from other teams' performances. (NRR in the league stage of WT20 Qualifiers comes to mind) Lets hope ICC creates a better format for future tournaments that actually allows Associate nations to play more Full Members."

Saygarrr: "Many people actually forget that my dear friends from Hong Kong actually won the warm up games against Ireland, Holland AND Zimbabwe. They have the potential, today is the day they go out and play with no fear."

Roshan: "As a Hong Kong fan, it's been a disappointing campaign so far. Hong Kong is indeed the weakest team of the group but the performance against Afghanistan was appalling and the fielding and bowling was off against Nepal, and I really think the boys have the potential to do better. But the team has come a long way to be here, so I want to see us leave this tournament with our heads held high after a good performance today. Here's hoping for the best."

Anindya Chowdhu: "As a Bangladeshi fan, I am not even bothered to look at the NRR situation. We just need to play naturally and build more confidence before the big stage."

MAB: "It looks quite awkward move by HK captain to bowl first, but with dew factor in mind he is just looking for single win so then they could back home with something."

7.00pm Hello hello, we are down to the final match of Group A's first round of the World T20. It has been fascinating to watch how the leading Associates fare so far, and Nepal have made their mark with two wins, including today's upset of Afghanistan.

Nepal still have an outside chance of progressing to the main event here, but Bangladesh are clear favourites to qualify. Here's the points table and here's a scenario for Bangladesh.

If Bangladesh bat first and score 140, they have to make sure that HK don't get the runs in 12 overs or less.

If HK bat first and get 140, Bangladesh should make sure they get 102 runs.

Toss Mushfiqur spins it., 'Tails,' is the call, Hong Kong win the toss and bowl. This is good for Bangladesh - I think it is easier for them to ensure Hong Kong don't chase down the target within 12 overs, than ensuring they don't lose by about 40 runs.

One change for Bangladesh - Mashrafe Mortaza is out injured, Rubel Hossain takes his place.

0.1

Tanwir Afzal to Tamim Iqbal, no run, first ball is pitched up and that is pushed towards mid-off

0.2

Tanwir Afzal to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, a duck on birthday for Tamim Iqbal, loses his off stump as he looks to chop the ball towards point, the ball nips back just a touch, was too close to try cutting that one, and the noise levels have reduced quite a bit at the stadium

Tamim Iqbal b Tanwir Afzal 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Tanwir Afzal to Sabbir Rahman, 1 wide, slides that down the leg side

0.3

Tanwir Afzal to Sabbir Rahman, no run, moving away outside off and that's left alone

0.4

Tanwir Afzal to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, pitched up and that is worked past mid-on for a couple, first runs off the bat

0.5

Tanwir Afzal to Sabbir Rahman, no run, beaten by the away movememnt here, squares up the batsman, superb start from Tanwir

0.6

Tanwir Afzal to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, two in the first over for Tanwir, Hong Kong fans will be ecstatic, as will Nepal fans, Sabbir Rehman doesn't last long, he's trapped lbw and this is a dream start for Hong Kong, it was a short of length ball angling in from outside off, strikes him in front of middle and that was going on take leg stump

Sabbir Rahman lbw b Tanwir Afzal 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Rishav : "Hong Kong all of us Nepalese are supporting you now. Please win this with a huge margin. We all have hope on you now. :)"

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/2 (RR: 3.00)
     Tanwir Afzal    1-0-3-2
Anamul Haque    0* (0b)     

1.1

Haseeb Amjad to Anamul Haque, no run, Haseeb Amjad starts with a ball outside off, moving away as the batsmen lets it go

1.2

Haseeb Amjad to Anamul Haque, 1 run, this one holds it line, pitching on a length just outside off, guided down towards third man for a single

'Shakib, Shakib,' the crowd chants as Bangladesh's main man takes strike.

1.3

Haseeb Amjad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, just outside leg stump, takes the thigh pad as he misses the glance, that could so easily have gone on to take leg stump

James: "That first over places the cat firmly among the pigeons! I'm enjoying this qualifying tournament far more than I thought I would."

1.4

Haseeb Amjad to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and well outside off, slapped behind point by Shakib

1.5

Haseeb Amjad to Anamul Haque, 1 run, keeps it tight around off, played with soft hands by Anamul, sends the ball towards cover for a quick single

1.6

Haseeb Amjad to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, length ball outside off, driven past a diving mid-off for four, not the most athletic attempt by the fielder there, the first boundary of the innings sends the crowd wild

End of over 2 (7 runs) Bangladesh 10/2 (RR: 5.00)
Shakib Al Hasan    5* (3b 1x4)      Haseeb Amjad    1-0-7-0
Anamul Haque    2* (3b)      Tanwir Afzal    1-0-3-2

2.1

Tanwir Afzal to Anamul Haque, SIX, what a shot that is from Anamul, a short ball on leg stump, pulled away behind square leg for six, that's what this crowd wants to see

2.2

Tanwir Afzal to Anamul Haque, no run, coming in towards off stump, Anamul follows that six with a textbook leave

2.3

Tanwir Afzal to Anamul Haque, no run, angling in towards offstump, 121kph, solidly defended by Anamul

jashim: "This is the beauty of cricket - the minnows can jolt the big guns . Am I wrong to consider BD as one of the big guns? At least their status, if not their performance, would back up me."

2.4

Tanwir Afzal to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, whipped towards deep midwicket for a couple

2.5

Tanwir Afzal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed towards mid-on

Taha: "I think most of us would not want Bangladesh to lose the first spot. It is their home ground and they wouldn't be able to make the most of it if they finish their campaign here. "

2.6

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib uses his feet, skips down the track to push the ball towards mid-on for a single

Aniket: "Anamul can give you nightmares, especially when you are on the opposition's side. Very highly talented lad, he has a bright future"

End of over 3 (10 runs) Bangladesh 20/2 (RR: 6.66)
Shakib Al Hasan    6* (4b 1x4)      Tanwir Afzal    2-0-13-2
Anamul Haque    11* (8b 1x6)      Haseeb Amjad    1-0-7-0

3.1

Haseeb Amjad to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, sensational from Shakib, fierce flat hit over extra cover after shuffling down the track, races away for four, Shakib looking to attack everything here

3.2

Haseeb Amjad to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Amjad drops it short, on leg stump, Shakib is cramped up a touch, doesn't prevent him from helping it past square leg for four more

3.3

Haseeb Amjad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, looks to slog this one, not the most pretty shot, badly mistimed and the ball rolls towards mid-on

3.4

Haseeb Amjad to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, guided towards deep backward point

Hamza: "@Aniket: Take it easy. We have had a lot of "highly talented lads" over the years, who seemed to have a bright future."

3.5

Haseeb Amjad to Anamul Haque, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended down the track

3.6

Haseeb Amjad to Anamul Haque, no run, almost sneaks through between bat and ball, inside-edge sends the ball rolling towards point

End of over 4 (9 runs) Bangladesh 29/2 (RR: 7.25)
Anamul Haque    11* (10b 1x6)      Haseeb Amjad    2-0-16-0
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (8b 3x4)      Tanwir Afzal    2-0-13-2

4.1

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a full slower ball on middle and off, Shakib is advancing down the track almost every ball, this time he moves away from leg as well, has to reach out to get to the ball, jams it towards mid-off

4.2

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, terrific from Shakib, just gets a touch back and waits for the ball to arrive, then guides this slightly short ball past backward point for four

4.3

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, a slog this time from Shakib, towards midwicket for a single

4.4

Tanwir Afzal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, a touch short once more, swatted away towards midwicket for one more

4.5

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, once again on the shorter side, once more it is slugged towards deep midwicket, again it is a single

4.6

Tanwir Afzal to Anamul Haque, 1 run, slower ball, 108kph, on a length and heading for off, nudged towards square leg for a single

Venkat: "@Hamza - Anamul looks very different from those lads. Has got good temperament, technique and power (Seems to be) which is required at this level for success. His consistent scores in Asia cup against big teams proves this point."

End of over 5 (8 runs) Bangladesh 37/2 (RR: 7.40)
Anamul Haque    13* (12b 1x6)      Tanwir Afzal    3-0-21-2
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (12b 4x4)      Haseeb Amjad    2-0-16-0

5.1

Nadeem Ahmed to Anamul Haque, 1 run, spin for the first time, Nadeem starts with a wide delivery that is chopped in front of point

umair: "As much as I would like Nepal to go through, but its unrealistic. In order for HK to chase down target in 12 overs means that they'll have to restrict Bangladesh about 80 odd runs. :). So lets just enjoy the came and hope we see a good contest."

5.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fuller one, this time Shakib stays in the crease and drives to the leg side for a single, Bangladesh perhaps want to see whether there is any spin in the track

5.3

Nadeem Ahmed to Anamul Haque, FOUR, flighted delivery, very full, Anamul capitalises, plays it inside-out over cover for four, lovely stroke from Anamul

5.4

Nadeem Ahmed to Anamul Haque, FOUR, this time a boundary to wide long-on, another lofted hit to clear the infield, Anamul uses the bottom hand to drag that one wide

5.5

Nadeem Ahmed to Anamul Haque, FOUR, a hat-trick of boundaries for Bangladesh, another flighted one from Nadeem, pitched up, this is launched towards long-off, where it should have been stopped but a bad miss from the fielder there allows a boundary

5.6

Nadeem Ahmed to Anamul Haque, OUT, bowled 'im! that's how you respond to being hit for fours, Anamul is walking back to the pavilion, he was looking to play through the off side once more, he inside-edges it and loses his stump

Anamul Haque b Nadeem Ahmed 26 (30m 17b 3x4 1x6) SR: 152.94

End of over 6 (14 runs) Bangladesh 51/3 (RR: 8.50)
     Nadeem Ahmed    1-0-14-1
Shakib Al Hasan    22* (13b 4x4)      Tanwir Afzal    3-0-21-2

6.1

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended towards point

6.2

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, just outside off, steered down towards deep backward square leg

6.3

Tanwir Afzal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, length ball just outside off, defended towards point

6.4

Tanwir Afzal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, driven towards long-off for a single

6.5

Tanwir Afzal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, Shakib looking to glance that one, he misses with the bat but it deflects off his pad past the keeper, who mimes taking off the bails in an attempt to fool the batsman

6.6

Tanwir Afzal to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, nudged behind square for a single, Afzal completes a satisfactory day with the ball

End of over 7 (4 runs) Bangladesh 55/3 (RR: 7.85)
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (3b)      Tanwir Afzal    4-0-24-2
Shakib Al Hasan    23* (16b 4x4)      Nadeem Ahmed    1-0-14-1

7.1

Irfan Ahmed to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lovely delivery to start from Irfan, moving away just a touch outside off, 135kph, Mushfiqur fishes at that legcutter and is beaten

7.2

Irfan Ahmed to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, pushes this one past point for a single, it was just outside off from Irfan

7.3

Irfan Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib once again skips down the track, moves away from leg as well, then thrashes the ball through cover for four

7.4

Irfan Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes for a big swipe, he misses, the ball goes through to the keeper outside off

7.5

Irfan Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, length ball outside off, 134kph, driven towards sweeper cover

7.6

Irfan Ahmed to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, short of a length ball on off stump, down to third man for four, not sure that was entirely intentional

End of over 8 (10 runs) Bangladesh 65/3 (RR: 8.12)
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (6b 1x4)      Irfan Ahmed    1-0-10-0
Shakib Al Hasan    28* (19b 5x4)      Tanwir Afzal    4-0-24-2

8.1

Ehsan Nawaz to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of length ball on middle stump from Nawaz, dabbed towards point, big moment for Nawaz, making his debut in front of a vocal crowd

8.2

Ehsan Nawaz to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur looks to chop this one but is beaten outside off

8.3

Ehsan Nawaz to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, this time Mushfiqur connects, and connects really well, the ball gallops to the backward point boundary, Mushfiqur gets well back in the crease before he cuts

8.4

Ehsan Nawaz to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, full ball on the stumps this time, Mushfiqur seemed to have scuffed his shot a bit but mid-off is in the circle, and the ball easily clears him to get another boundary

8.5

Ehsan Nawaz to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tapped to the off side for a quick single

8.6

Ehsan Nawaz to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and well outside off, defended to the off side

Rinan: "Sakib was one of my best player before this tournament, suddenlt i hate him because I am from Nepal"

End of over 9 (10 runs) Bangladesh 75/3 (RR: 8.33)
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (21b 5x4)      Ehsan Nawaz    1-0-10-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    16* (10b 3x4)      Irfan Ahmed    1-0-10-0

9.1

Nizakat Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, length ball is defended towards midwicket for a single

Rinan: "Sakib was one of my best player before this tournament, suddenly I hate him because I am from Nepal"

9.2

Nizakat Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, length ball heading for off stump, defended to the leg side by Shakib

9.3

Nizakat Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted and full outside off, chopped towards point

9.4

Nizakat Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, whipped towards deep midwicket this time

SpitFire: "@Rinan: No matter how much you hate Shakib, we still love all of Nepal for the passion you showed... I like Khakurel the most"

9.5

Nizakat Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, this time Mushfiqur paddles it fine, a chase there for the fielder, pulls it back well in time, two to Mushfiqur

9.6

Nizakat Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of length ball on off stump, nudged towards square leg for a single

Plenty of dew already on the outfield.

End of over 10 (5 runs) Bangladesh 80/3 (RR: 8.00)
Mushfiqur Rahim    20* (13b 3x4)      Nizakat Khan    1-0-5-0
Shakib Al Hasan    30* (24b 5x4)      Ehsan Nawaz    1-0-10-0

10.1

Irfan Ahmed to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full and just outside off, 135kph, worked towards sweeper cover for a single

10.2

Irfan Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, there's a signature shot from Shakib, he moved way across his stumps to take a length ball well outside off stump and scoops it over fine leg, top improvisation and the crowd loves it

10.3

Irfan Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, looks to sweep towards square leg, the ball rolls towards point instead

10.4

Irfan Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, the end of Shakib, someone has hit the mute button in Chittagong, Shakib connected very well as he slugged the ball to deep midwicket, unfortunately he picked out the man in the deep and his cameo is over

Shakib Al Hasan c Nizakat Khan b Irfan Ahmed 34 (42m 27b 6x4 0x6) SR: 125.92

10.5

Irfan Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of length ball on off stump, tucked towards square leg

10.6

Irfan Ahmed to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, dropped, a big miss there from the keeper, Mushfiqur looking to guide the ball towards third man, thin edge towards the keeper, who can't latch on to a low chance

End of over 11 (7 runs) Bangladesh 87/4 (RR: 7.90)
Mushfiqur Rahim    22* (15b 3x4)      Irfan Ahmed    2-0-17-1
Nasir Hossain    1* (1b)      Nizakat Khan    1-0-5-0

11.1

Nizakat Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tapped towards cover for a single

11.2

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, well outside off, pushed towards deep point

11.3

Nizakat Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length ball well outside off, spinning away, steered towards backward point, where there's a diving stop

11.4

Nizakat Khan to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Mushfiqur is gone, Atkinson will be the most relieved man as his miss off the previous over doesn't cost Hong Kong much, Mushfiqur holes out to extra cover and he's furious with himself, Nepal will be overjoyed, that was a wide delivery that Mushfiqur wanted to power through the off side, top edge sends the ball soaring high instead

Mushfiqur Rahim c Munir Dar b Nizakat Khan 23 (25m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 127.77

11.5

Nizakat Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Mahmudullah carves that towards sweeper cover for a single

11.6

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, towards midwicket for one more to end the over

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 91/5 (RR: 7.58)
Nasir Hossain    3* (3b)      Nizakat Khan    2-0-9-1
Mahmudullah    1* (1b)      Irfan Ahmed    2-0-17-1

12.1

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, no run, much too far outside off from Nadeem

12.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of length and just outside off, slapped in front of point

12.3

Nadeem Ahmed to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked toward midwicket for a single

12.4

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, a full toss is driven towards long-off, should have been a single, but a poor miss from the fielder there allows a second

12.5

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, a low full toss, driven towards long-off, this time Irfan Ahmed makes no mistake fielding

12.6

Nadeem Ahmed to Mahmudullah, OUT, he's bowled him, hasn't he? third umpire called to decide whether the ball deflected off the keeper's pads onto the stumps, Mahmudullah is clearly bowled, he was looking to work the ball through the off side, he misses and the ball hit the outside of off stump on its way to the keeper, Bangladesh are six down

Mahmudullah b Nadeem Ahmed 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 13 (5 runs) Bangladesh 96/6 (RR: 7.38)
     Nadeem Ahmed    2-0-19-2
Nasir Hossain    7* (7b)      Nizakat Khan    2-0-9-1

13.1

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, no run, thick edge sends the ball towards cover

13.2

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run

13.3

Nizakat Khan to Farhad Reza, no run, spinning away after pitching well outside off, guided towards backward point

13.4

Nizakat Khan to Farhad Reza, 3 wides, way down the leg side, keeper does well to get a glove on that one

13.4

Nizakat Khan to Farhad Reza, 1 wide, another one, miles down the leg side

Nizakat saying the ball is slipping out of his hands, get a towel to dry off the ball. Actually the umpires have changed the ball now.

13.4

Nizakat Khan to Farhad Reza, OUT, the change of ball has worked for Nizakat, he sends this well outside off stump, an outside edge for Reza as he looks to drive through the off, Atkinson needs a second chance before securing the ball, a duck for Reza, Bangladesh collapsing here, four wickets for 16 runs now

Farhad Reza c †Atkinson b Nizakat Khan 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.5

Nizakat Khan to Abdur Razzak, OUT, after one for Niazakat, after two horrendous wides down the leg side, he has two wickets in two balls, this time it is Abdur Razzak who gets a duck, thanks to an outstanding catch from Atkinson, this was a wide and full delivery, had to react quickly to pouch the edge, some Bangladesh fans in the stands are praying for their team now, hands folded and tense

Abdur Razzak c †Atkinson b Nizakat Khan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.6

Nizakat Khan to Rubel Hossain, no run, well outside off, just close enough to the stumps to not be a wide, left alone by the batsman, no hat-trick for Nizakat

End of over 14 (5 runs) Bangladesh 101/8 (RR: 7.21)
Rubel Hossain    0* (1b)      Nizakat Khan    3-0-14-3
Nasir Hossain    8* (9b)      Nadeem Ahmed    2-0-19-2

14.1

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, no run, Nadeem starts the over with a ball heading towards middle, defended to the off side

14.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, dropped, that would have been wicket No. 9, Nizakat does well to come in off the rope from deep point, had to take a low chance in front of him, but he can't latch on to it

14.3

Nadeem Ahmed to Rubel Hossain, no run

14.4

Nadeem Ahmed to Rubel Hossain, OUT, bowled 'im, Bangladsh fans very nervous now, Rubel is bowled off his pads, and Bangladesh have lost their ninth in the 15th over, from 85 for 3 to 102 for 9, what a slide this has been for Bangladesh

Rubel Hossain b Nadeem Ahmed 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

14.5

Nadeem Ahmed to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, solid defence off the front foot

14.6

Nadeem Ahmed to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, a thick inside edge sends the ball behind square leg, there's a single to be taken but they decline it to ensure Nasir is on strike

End of over 15 (1 run) Bangladesh 102/9 (RR: 6.80)
Al-Amin Hossain    0* (2b)      Nadeem Ahmed    3-0-20-3
Nasir Hossain    9* (11b)      Nizakat Khan    3-0-14-3

15.1

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, Nasir launches this one over the bowler's head, doesn't have the power to bisect long-on and long-off

15.2

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, no run

15.3

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, towards long-on for a single

15.4

Nizakat Khan to Al-Amin Hossain, 1 run, short of length ball on off stump, nudged to square leg for a single

15.5

Nizakat Khan to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, drops it very short, slugged towards sweeper cover

Mottakin: "Bangladesh: The most unpredictable team in cricket world."

15.6

Nizakat Khan to Al-Amin Hossain, no run, flighted length ball on off stump, defended off the front foot to the off side

Kranthi: "What! What!! What!!! Just a quick break off work and Bangladesh give away 6 wickets?! We have an hour or two of crunching numbers - interesting statistics, don't we?"

End of over 16 (5 runs) Bangladesh 107/9 (RR: 6.68)
Al-Amin Hossain    1* (4b)      Nizakat Khan    4-0-19-3
Nasir Hossain    13* (15b)      Nadeem Ahmed    3-0-20-3

16.1

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, no run, full ball which Nasir can't get under, jams it towards mid-off

16.2

Nadeem Ahmed to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, worked towards midwicket for a single now

Ahsan: "no close in fielders to 11th man. inexperience by hong kong"

16.3

Nadeem Ahmed to Al-Amin Hossain, OUT, Bangladesh all out in the 17th over, hara-kiri from their batsmen, really should be doing better than they have, the final wicket goes down to a terrific catch leaping forward from long-on to clasp a low chance, Nepal will be in dreamland, but will Hong Kong really go for the target in 12-odd overs? Won't they be happy just to take their time to chase down the target in the full 20 overs?

Al-Amin Hossain c Babar Hayat b Nadeem Ahmed 1 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

The number Nepal have been waiting for. Hong Kong have to chase down 109 in less than 13.2 overs.

Anamul Haque: "We are disappointed since the score is not much, we were looking at 140-150. Still we will fight hard. We have a lot of spinners, we will try our best."

Hong Kong haven't had the best of tournaments so far, but they sure have turned up today, giving Bangladesh a fight. But 109 off 79 deliveries? Do Hong Kong have the batsmen to pull that off? Nepal will certainly hope so.

Dipendra Shrest: "Hong Kongs listen chaps, you just need to hit a boundary and 5 singles every over for next 10 overs, you can do it folks... Wishes from Nepal"

Lloyd: "HK should go for it!!!! Knock out the home side from the main tournament and give Associates everywhere hope!!!!"

Vijayramanthan: "That Shakib six to win the match vs Nepal could well be the deciding factor here!! Exciting stuff!!"

Chris: "Hong Kong should definitely not bother with trying to knock Bangladesh out, focus on chasing down the target in 20 overs and they'll record one of the biggest upsets in world cricket!"

Anon06: "The Associates should really team up here. I would like Hong Kong to win the match, which they have a really good chance of doing. But, they should help out their fellow Associate Nepal, to create a major upset in the tournament. Who knows, maybe Nepal (if they qualify) might go on to beat another Full Member in the main round."

Sanjay: "Trying to chase target in 13.2 overs could be a way HK could loose the match. They shouldn't think about overs right now. Just go out and have a good opening partnership. May the best team win :)"

Harsha Bhogle tweets: "to be honest though, if you were hong kong you would be thinking of winning the game rather than trying to do it in 13.1 overs."

Surendra Karki: "Impressed with the way HK bowled Bangladesh. Now hoping and praying for some cracking batting from them. Nepal going in Super 10 would be a big morale for us to develop some cricket infrastructure back home. "

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Photos

Mar 20, 2014

Bangladesh's players sing their national anthem, Bangladesh v Hong Kong, World T20, Group A, Chittagong, March 20, 2014

Bangladesh's players sing their national anthem

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Mar 20, 2014

The Hong Kong team pose after their victory, Bangladesh v Hong Kong, World T20, Group A, Chittagong, March 20, 2014

The Hong Kong team pose after their victory

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