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9th Match, First Round Group B, Al Amerat, October 21, 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(19.3/20 ov, T:182) 97

Bangladesh won by 84 runs

Player Of The Match
46 (37) & 4/9
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5.39pm And that is all from the first game today. Our Oman vs Scotland coverage is up and running over here. So head over for what could be a real thriller. See you soon!

Mahmudullah: I think it was much needed. The way that we wanted to play, the intent was there from the batters. Having said that I think the wicket was better in comparison, so the batters did well to get 180. I think the two things we've been concerned about are the first six overs with bat and ball. If we get a good start, we can capitalise, so I think we need to improve on that. I've said it before - we're much more skilled hitters than big hitters. So we need to find the bowlers we can take on on that particular day and we need to figure that out and communicate with the others as experienced batters.

Assad Vala: Towards the end they got the momentum, but I thought we started really well. 1 for 40 or something in the powerplay. We pulled them back really well, but we just couldn't execute our death bowling under pressure. I think losing wickets in the powerplay has been costing us. We've not found a really good way to play. Against a really good team you need to be up for it. We can take back executing our skills under pressure, we weren't good enough. We know we could've done well. So next time if we get the opportunity, we'll try to change it.

Shakib: Every game we're playing gets us into more confidence. Obviously it was a setback, the first game, but in the T20 format the team that is better on the day wins. But now the pressure is off and we can play expressively. It's not an easy format to get back into form, but luckily I'm getting more chance to bat up the order. A little tired, I've been playing non-stop cricket for the last five-six months, it's been a long season for me. But hopefully I can pull this tournament off.

Shakib is the Player of the Match.

5.27pm So that is the end for PNG. And a comeback completed well from Bangladesh. This win takes them to four points with a massive boost in net run rate. They are through to the Super 12s. They finish this game top of the table, but that will change if Scotland win the evening game. Oman will need to win by 79 runs to top the group. If they win by a smaller margin, they'll finish second. So it's pretty simple: winner of the next game qualifies alongside Bangladesh.

Taskin to Ravu, OUT

that's that! PNG fall shy of the 100 mark and Doriga of a half-century. This is short of a length outside off, he backs away and has a stab at this. Thin outside edge is taken easily

Damien Ravu c †Nurul Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 10m) SR: 100

james: "Bangladesh had Scotland at 53 for 6 and PNG at 27 for 7. They keep letting their foot off the gas once they think they're secure with a win. We saw how that went with the Scotland game."

Taskin to Ravu, no run

short and following him down leg side as he backs away and has a slap at it. Beaten

Mark: "PNG going down big time, but having a lot of fun on the way. maybe, next time, we could extend the first round to 16 teams and have 4 groups of 4? "

Taskin to Doriga, 1 run

slower short ball at leg stump, pulls it out to deep midwicket's right

end of over 1914 runs
PNG: 96/9CRR: 5.05 RRR: 86.00 • Need 86 runs from 6b
Kiplin Doriga45 (33b 2x4 2x6)
Damien Ravu5 (3b 1x4)
Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-34-0
Mohammad Saifuddin 4-0-21-2

Arman: "May be it's harsh but Bangladesh must learn to finish off the tail more efficiently. So, many runs given after 12th over with the tail on. "

Mustafizur to Doriga, 1 run

good length slower ball outside off, reaches out and pushes uppishly to sweeper cover and retains strike

Sadib: "Shaf, you are not alone. I too am a Bangladeshi who grew up in Papua New Guinea. I grew up in the city of Port Moresby and went to the local international schools. Even though I am an overly critical Bangladesh cricket fan, I've never been so proud to support a losing team in PNG. PNG children around the country or "pikininis" will be inspired and start playing cricket. PNG, hold your head up high."

Mustafizur to Doriga, no run

good length cutter, wide outside off. Has a heave at it but that rips away from him

Mustafizur to Ravu, 1 leg bye

short of a length and tight at the body, leaps as he tries to turn this into the leg side. Cops it on the body and they take the run at point

Mustafizur to Ravu, FOUR runs

short of a length at off stump, backs away and flat-bats it over the mid-off region!

Mustafizur to Doriga, 1 run
Mustafizur to Doriga, SIX runs

full and at the stumps, clears the front leg and clobbers this over long-on! Doriga is going out having some fun, 7 away from a half-century here

Mustafizur to Doriga, 1 wide

full and very wide outside off, can't reach that

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
PNG: 82/9CRR: 4.55 RRR: 50.00 • Need 100 runs from 12b
Kiplin Doriga37 (29b 2x4 1x6)
Damien Ravu1 (1b)
Mohammad Saifuddin 4-0-21-2
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-21-0
Saifuddin to Doriga, 1 run

slower short ball at middle stump, pulled to deep square

Saifuddin to Ravu, 1 run

full and just outside off, backs away and drives to long-off

Saifuddin to Morea, 1 run, OUT

full and at leg stump, clips it into the square leg region and wants the two. Afif is rapid in getting to the ball though and his throw is quick and on top of the stumps. Nurul clips the bails off and completes the job

Kabua Morea run out (Afif Hossain/†Nurul Hasan) 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 17m) SR: 50
Saifuddin to Morea, no run

full and wide outside off, swings and misses

Saifuddin to Doriga, 1 run

slower short ball at off stump, pulled out to deep midwicket

Saifuddin to Doriga, 1 wide

full and very wide outside off, left alone

Saifuddin to Doriga, no run

slower short ball outside off, reaches out at that with a pull and is beaten

Shaf: "Seeing some confidence in the PNG batting for the first time this innings. Won't amount to much in the end, but they've fought to make it this far into the innings. All against a beautiful backdrop here in Oman - got to be one of the prettiest stadiums around. As the lone PNG supporter here in the stadium, my heart is full."

Saifuddin to Doriga, (no ball) 2 runs

full and just outside off, gets the front foot out and drives uppishly to long-off's left. It's a no-ball and they have a free hit

end of over 1711 runs
PNG: 74/8CRR: 4.35 RRR: 36.00 • Need 108 runs from 18b
Kiplin Doriga33 (25b 2x4 1x6)
Kabua Morea2 (4b)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-21-0
Taskin Ahmed 3-1-11-1
Mustafizur to Doriga, 1 run

short of a length at middle stump, mistimed pull towards deep square

Mustafizur to Morea, 1 run

short and rising at off stump, backs away and mistimes an upper cut towards sweeper cover

Win Probability
BAN 100%
100%50%100%BAN InningsPNG Innings

Over 20 • PNG 97/10

Damien Ravu c †Nurul Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 10m) SR: 100
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