ICC World Twenty20, 2021

Oman vs Bangladesh - Match 6

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman

Date & Time: 19 October 2021

Oman 127/9

RR: 6.35 | Bangladesh beat Oman by 26 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Aqib Ilyas lbw Mustafizur Rahmanlbw Mustafizur Rahman6610
Jatinder Singh c Liton Das & b Shakib Al Hasanc Liton Das & b Shakib Al Hasan403341
Kashyap Prajapati c Nurul Hasan (W) & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Nurul Hasan (W) & b Mustafizur Rahman211812
Zeeshan Maqsood c Mustafizur Rahman & b Mahedi Hasanc Mustafizur Rahman & b Mahedi Hasan121601
Ayaan Khan c Mahmudullah (C) & b Shakib Al Hasanc Mahmudullah (C) & b Shakib Al Hasan91300
Sandeep Goud c Mushfiqur Rahim & b Mohammad Saifuddinc Mushfiqur Rahim & b Mohammad Saifuddin4800
Naseem Khushi c Mahmudullah (C) & b Shakib Al Hasanc Mahmudullah (C) & b Shakib Al Hasan4600
Kaleemullah c Nurul Hasan (W) & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Nurul Hasan (W) & b Mustafizur Rahman5510
Mohammad Nadeem not out not out 141211
Fayyaz Butt c Mushfiqur Rahim & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Mushfiqur Rahim & b Mustafizur Rahman0200
Bilal Khan not out not out 0100
Extras 12 (b 0, lb 2, w 10, nb 0)
Total 127 (9 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
13-1 (Aqib Ilyas,1.1), 47-2 (Kashyap Prajapati,5.4), 81-3 (Zeeshan Maqsood,11.2), 90-4 (Jatinder Singh,13), 101-5 (Sandeep Goud,15.3), 105-6 (Ayaan Khan,16.3), 105-7 (Naseem Khushi,16.4), 112-8 (Kaleemullah,17.4), 112-9 (Fayyaz Butt,18),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Taskin Ahmed4 0 31 0 7.75
Mustafizur Rahman4 0 36 4 9.00
Mohammad Saifuddin4 0 16 1 4.00
Shakib Al Hasan4 0 28 3 7.00
Mahedi Hasan4 0 14 1 3.50
Liton Das0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Naim0 0 0 0 0
Mushfiqur Rahim0 0 0 0 0
Mahmudullah 0 0 0 0 0
Afif Hossain0 0 0 0 0
Nurul Hasan 0 0 0 0 0

That's a wrap to this game. We look forward to your company on Wednesday for a couple of Group A matches - Namibia vs Netherlands at 2 pm local (10 am GMT) and Sri Lanka vs Ireland at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). Also, the top 8 teams will be playing their second warm-up game - India vs Australia, England vs New Zealand at 2 pm local (10 am GMT) and at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT), Afghanistan will meet West Indies and Pakistan will face South Africa. Plenty of excitement in store. Don't forget to join us. Cheers! 

Mahmudullah, the victorious skipper of Bangladesh, says that they will take this win but there are a lot of areas they need to improve. Hopes that everyone is happy and thanks the crowd for coming and supporting. Adds that Oman were in the hunt initially. He praises the stand between Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Naim but also admits that they were not up to the mark with the new ball. Feels they need to address that area. Thinks that the bowling in the death overs has been doing good and Bangladesh will have to show improvement with both bat and ball in the first six overs. 

Zeeshan Maqsood, the captain of Oman, says that it was a chaseable task after the way they started. Feels that in the last 5-6 overs, they didn't bat well and lost too many wickets. Credits the Bangla bowlers for the way they bowled. Tells that it was not a big margin in the last 5 overs and it's up to the players to get the job done. Adds that there was no crowd pressure and in fact, that was a confidence booster for them. Says that it's cricket and they will try to bounce back and make the home crowd happy. Mentions that they have to see where they went wrong and track that.

SHAKIB AL HASAN IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! He says that losing to Scotland hurt the whole team but credits the way the Scots played. Adds that Scotland showed a lot of confidence and he feels that Bangladesh let the game slip away in the first game. Says that the team talk was slightly tough and they wanted to come back stronger. Praises Oman and reckons that they were in the game but feels that Bangladesh's experience played a part. On Oman, Shakib feels that they were in the game for 15 overs and they played with a lot of heart. Tells that Bangladesh have another game that they need to win and they want to beat Papua New Guinea and see what happens.

Presentation time...

Earlier in the match, Bangladesh's decision to bat first didn't turn out to be too fruitful. Barring the knocks of Mohammad Naim and Shakib Al Hasan and their 80-run association, there wasn't much in their batting. Mahmudullah played a little cameo to push their score beyond the 150-run mark but it wasn't the kind of performance Bangladesh would have expected. Oman were brilliant with the ball with Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt bagging three wickets apiece but they were below-par in the field and dropped quite a few catches. In hindsight, that cost them 20-25 runs extra and proved to be their undoing.

To start with, Bangladesh were clumsy in the field. Oman started positively and they were assisted by a few dropped catches. Jatinder Singh was the focal point of Oman's batting and his knock along with a couple of partnerships constructed by him laid a good platform for the hosts. At the halfway mark, they needed 84 runs off 60 balls with 8 wickets in the bag. The equation narrowed down to 64 required off 42 balls when Jatinder Singh was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan but from there on Bangladesh did well to tighten the noose. Mahedi Hasan's four overs of gold in which he gave away just 14 runs completely squeezed the life out of this chase and Oman eventually surrendered. 

Victory for Bangladesh and they stay alive in the tournament! They were given a real scare by Oman in the first 10 overs but eventually, the home team's lack of experience in taking advantage of a good position cost them. Still, you have to praise Oman for putting up a fight against a better team. 

19.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, Full toss on middle and off, Nadeem stays back and defends it to covers. Mustafizur Rahman could not get his fifth wicket but his side has got an important win in this game. BANGLADESH WIN BY 26 RUNS!
19.5
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, SIX! That's gone high, high enough to clear the man in the deep. Mustafizur Rahman bangs in a short ball, on the bodyline. Nadeem hooks it away over the deep backward square leg fence for a biggie.
19.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, Play and a miss! Full-length ball, outside off. Nadeem looks to heave it away but misses.
19.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, WIDE! A length ball, outside off. Nadeem looks to paddle it away but does not connect at all. The umpire signals a wide. That is a bit harsh on the bowler.
19.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, Another dot! Good-length ball, outside off, angling away. Nadeem leaves it alone. He was waiting for the umpire to signal a wide, but the official thinks otherwise. Three balls left, can The Fizz get a fifer?
19.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, A length ball, on off, Nadeem defends it towards cover.
19.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, FOUR! Up and over! Fuller and on off, Nadeem stays back and lofts it over extra cover. Rahim there leaps but the ball goes over him and races away to the boundary.
19.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nadeem, WIDE! Yorker, way outside off. The ball moves away from the tramline. Nadeem looks to go after it but misses. The umpire signals a wide.
18.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Bilal Khan, Khan survives and the game goes into the final over. Very full, around off. Khan hangs back and digs it out safely.
18.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Nadeem, Full and on leg. Nadeem goes back and pushes it to long off. But this time he takes a single. 
18.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Nadeem, Three dots on the trot now! Low full toss, around off. Nadeem slaps this one hard towards long off but does not rotate the strike.
18.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Nadeem, Good-length ball, outside off. Nadeem stays back and looks to heave it away but misses it completely.
18.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Nadeem, A full-length ball, around middle and leg. Nadeem stays inside the crease and defends it to mid on.
18.1
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mohammad Nadeem, Length and outside off. Nadeem hangs back and guides it through backward point for a couple.

Bilal Khan is the last man in for Oman. 

17.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Fayyaz Butt, OUT! CAUGHT! Mustafizur Rahman gets his fourth wicket of the game. He is getting the job done at the death. Slightly short, around middle and off. Butt is left with not much room. He looks to pull it away but the ball takes the top edge and goes towards extra cover. Mushfiqur Rahim takes a good catch there. 
17.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Fayyaz Butt, Swing and a miss! A length ball, outside off. The ball moves away. Fayyaz Butt looks to chase it but misses. 

Fayyaz Butt strides out now for Oman. 

17.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kaleemullah, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mustafizur Rahman continues to bowl outside off and it pays off this time. The cutter comes into play and gets an edge this time. On a length, outside off, moving away. Kaleemullah swings hard at it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of Nurul Hasan behind the stumps. He dives to that side and takes a stunner with one hand. Bangladesh have roared back in this game.
17.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kaleemullah, A length ball, outside off, angling away from the right-hander. Kaleemullah goes after it but misses.
17.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kaleemullah, Swing and a miss! A full-length ball, outside off. The ball nips away. Kaleemullah looks to chase it away but misses.
17.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Kaleemullah, FOUR! Slapped hard! Kaleemullah uses all his power on this shot. A length ball, around off. The ball moves away a shade. Kaleemullah gets behind it and slaps it hard past the bowler. The ball races away to the boundary at long off.
17.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kaleemullah, WIDE. Fuller, way outside off, looked to be inside the tramline as Kaleemullah leaves it. The umpire flexes his arms and signals a wide. 

Mustafizur Rahman (2-0-19-2) returns. 

16.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kaleemullah, On middle, Kaleemullah heaves this to the right of the long on fielder for a run. A brilliant over by Shakib Al Hasan! 
16.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nadeem, Floated, full and around off. Nadeem defends it out to the leg side and the batters cross.

Shakib Al Hasan is on a hat-trick and Mohammad Nadeem walks out! 

16.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Naseem Khushi, OUT! CAUGHT! Mahmudullah takes back-to-back catches and Shakib Al Hasan strikes twice in two balls. Naseem Khushi has been sent back early. Shakib Al Hasan serves it full and outside off, Khushi lofts it in the air but without any timing towards long on. Mahmudullah is there who grabs the catch safely. A brilliant turnaround by Shakib Al Hasan.

Kaleemullah is the new batter in. 

16.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Ayaan Khan, OUT! CAUGHT! This time the skipper, Mahmudullah does not drop the catch. Ayaan Khan's struggle comes to an end. Shakib Al Hasan gets his second wicket of the match. Full and outside off, Khan gets under it and lifts it towards long off. He was hoping to clear the fence but does not get the distance on it. Mahmudullah grabs the catch and asks his players to get back into the position and skip the celebration.
16.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Naseem Khushi, Flatter and shortish, outside off. Khushi pushes it to covers for a single.
16.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Naseem Khushi, Tossed up, angling down leg. Khushi looks to flick it but misses. The ball rolls in front of him off the pads.

Taskin Ahmed is done for the night. Shakib Al Hasan comes back on. 

15.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Naseem Khushi, A slower, full-length delivery, outside off. Khushi comes across a long way and ends up guiding it towards short third man. The batters take a quick single. Another good over for Bangladesh. 4 runs and a wicket off it. 50 runs needed in 24 balls.
15.5
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Naseem Khushi, Slower, short ball, around off. Khushi does not connect this well. He hangs back and pulls it towards deep square leg off the inner half. The batters take two runs.
15.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Naseem Khushi, Mohammad Saifuddin has been brilliant with the ball. He fires in a yorker, in the blockhole. Khushi stays back and defends it to mid off.

Out walks Naseem Khushi! 

15.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sandeep Goud, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust. The catching has certainly improved for Bangladesh. Back of a length, outside off. The ball is moving away a bit. Sandeep Goud reaches out and slaps it straight to the man at extra cover. Mushfiqur Rahim is not the one to drop catches and he pouches it safely at the edge of the circle. Mohammad Saifuddin gets his first wicket and it is not looking good for Oman now.
15.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Sandeep Goud, A dot now! The singles and dot balls will only add to the pressure. Yorker, on off. Goud hangs back and digs it out to safety. Top bowling from Mohammad Saifuddin.
15.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ayaan Khan, A single to start the over! Saifuddin serves a full-length ball, just outside off. Khan stays inside the crease and hits it towards long on for a run.

Change. Mohammad Saifuddin (2-0-9-0) returns. 

14.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Ayaan Khan, What a good over by Ahmed, only 4 off it! 100 up for Oman too. Outside off, shorter, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. 54 more needed in 30 balls.