ICC World Twenty20, 2021

Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea - Match 9

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

Date & Time: 21 October 2021

Papua New Guinea 97/10

RR: 4.97 | Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea by 84 runs

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Mahmudullah, the skipper of Bangladesh, says that this was a much-needed win. Adds that there was intent from the batters and the wicket was also a good one to bat on. Praises his bowlers too and says that it was a very good show. Mentions that they are concerned about batting in the Powerplay and they need to work on that. Says that they do not have many power-hitters so they have to take calculated risks in the middle overs.

Assad Vala, the skipper of Papua New Guinea is down for a chat. He says that they got the momentum in the middle overs but credits Bangladesh by saying that they batted well in the death overs and overall they are very disappointed. Tells that their batting is a concern as they are losing lots of wickets in the Powerplay. Adds that executing the skills under pressure is important but they failed to do so. Signs off by saying that they will need to be better next time around against such quality oppositions.

Shakib Al Hasan, Player of the Match, says that anyone can beat anyone in this tournament but now they feel better as they have qualified and they would express more from now on going forward. Tells that he has been playing non-stop cricket for the past 5-6 months and hopes that he will pull of this T20 World Cup.

The batting of Papua New Guinea was a sorry show. None of the batters from their top order got going and at one point, it felt like they would not even reach 50. But Kiplin Doriga hit some big ones towards the end and scored 46 runs. Overall, they would be quite disappointed with their show.

The Bangladesh bowling was on point. Shakib Al Hasan was the star yet again with a four-fer and he was well supported by the rest. Overall, it was a complete team effort from them. First, a collective effort saw them get to 180-plus, then their bowlers rose to the occasion to give them an emphatic win which takes them to the Super 12s with some confidence in their side.

So as expected, quite a massive win for Bangladesh. It was never in doubt once they scored the number of runs they did but it was a very poor outing with the bat from Papua New Guinea. Yes, it was an uphill task for them but they just surrendered. None of their top 7 managed to score in double digits. The top scorer for them was Doriga who walked in at number 8. Had it not been for him, it could have been even more embarrassing for them.

19.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Damien Ravu, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! There it is! Taskin Ahmed gets the last wicket and Papua New Guinea are bundled out for 97! Short of a length, around off. Damien Ravu looks to run it down to third man but it takes the outside edge and the ball goes straight to Nurul Hasan behind the sticks who takes a simple catch. Bangladesh WIN THE MATCH BY 84 RUNS!
19.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Damien Ravu, Play and a miss! Back of a length, outside off. Damien Ravu hangs back to pull but he does not get any bat on it.
19.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kiplin Doriga, Short ball, around off. Kiplin Doriga pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
18.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Full ball, way outside off. Kiplin Doriga reaches out and pushes it to deep cover for one.
18.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Swing and a miss! Full ball, outside off. Kiplin Doriga looks to slog hard but he misses.
18.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Damien Ravu, Leg bye! Good-length ball, darted on the pads. Damien Ravu misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away and they take a leg bye!
18.3
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Damien Ravu, FOUR! Good-length ball, around off. Damien Ravu stays back and lofts it over mid off to collect a boundary.
18.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Short ball, outside off. Kiplin Doriga gets an underedge as he looks to cut. The ball goes towards short third man and the batters take one.
18.1
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, SIX! BANG! Kiplin Doriga is having some fun out there! Full ball, on middle. Doriga smacks it over long on for a maximum!
18.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Wide! Full ball, way outside off. Kiplin Doriga lets it be. Wided!
17.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, Banged in short, around off. Kiplin Doriga pulls it to deep mid-wicket to collect a run.
17.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Damien Ravu, Full ball, around off. Damien Ravu drills it to long on for a single.

Damien Ravu is the last batter.

17.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kabua Morea, OUT! RUN OUT! Good-length ball, on middle. Kabua Morea tucks it to the leg side and looks for the second run. Afif Hossain comes running in from deep square leg. He collects the ball and throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off. Kabua Morea is short of his crease and walks back to the hut.

Is that a run out? Yes. The batter is outside the crease.

17.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kabua Morea, Full ball, way outside off. Kabua Morea looks to dig it out but he fails to get any bat on it.
17.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, Slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Kiplin Doriga pulls it along the ground and takes one.
17.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, Wide! Full ball, way outside off. Kiplin Doriga lets it be. Wided!
17.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, Short ball, outside off. Kiplin Doriga looks to pull but he misses.
17.1
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, No Ball! Full ball, outside off. Kiplin Doriga drills it to wide of long off and takes a couple. Free Hit coming up!
16.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Back of a length, outside off. Kiplin Doriga drags it to deep mid-wicket to collect a run.
16.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kabua Morea, Short ball, around off. Kabua Morea stays back and slices it to wide of deep cover and takes a single.
16.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Back of a length, on middle. Kiplin Doriga pulls it towards Mushfiqur Rahim at deep square leg for one.
16.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kabua Morea, Short ball, down leg. Kabua Morea tucks it awkwardly towards short fine leg. The batters cross for a run.
16.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Length ball, darted on the pads. Kiplin Doriga flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
16.1
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, SIX! Just over the fielder! Full ball, on off. Kiplin Doriga lofts it over long on for a maximum!
15.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kabua Morea, Full ball, on middle. Morea backs away and hits it to cover.
15.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Kiplin Doriga, Good effort in the deep! Full ball, on off. Hit down to long on. Mustafizur Rahman leaps up and stops the ball from going over the ropes. A single taken.
15.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Kiplin Doriga, FOUR! Again! Full ball, on off. Kiplin Doriga goes for the slog but gets the inside edge to fine leg for a boundary.
15.3
4
Taskin Ahmed to Kiplin Doriga, FOUR! Short ball, on the pads. Kiplin Doriga gets some glove on it while looking to pull. The ball goes to fine leg. The fielder gets across but a fumble allows the boundary.
15.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kiplin Doriga, Short of a length, outside off. Kiplin Doriga misses the cut.
15.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Kiplin Doriga, Yorker, on the pads. Kiplin Doriga gets hit on the pads and the ball goes back to the keeper.

Taskin Ahmed (2-1-2-1) comes back to bowl.

14.6
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kabua Morea, Length ball, around off. Punched to covers.

Kabua Morea walks out to bat.

14.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Chad Soper, OUT! BOWLED! Full and straight does it! A yorker, on off. Chad Soper looks to heave it but misses. The stumps are disturbed.
14.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, Full ball, on off. Hit to mid off for one.
14.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Chad Soper, Short of a length, outside off. Soper cuts it past point for one.
14.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, Full ball, on off. Hit down to long off for one.
14.1
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Kiplin Doriga, Full one, way outside off. Kiplin Doriga reaches out for it and hits it to point.

Mohammad Saifuddin (2-0-10-1) is back on.

13.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out by Soper.
13.5
0
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, Darted on the pads. Flicked to mid-wicket.
13.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, Full ball, way outside off. Hit back to the bowler.
13.3
2
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, Short ball, way outside off. Cut away past covers for a couple. 50 up for PNG.
13.2
6
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, SIX! All the way! Tossed up, outside off. Soper comes down the track and heaves it over long on for a maximum.
13.1
1
Mahedi Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Flatter ball, outside off. Cut past cover for one.
12.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Chad Soper, Bouncer, around leg. Soper awkwardly gets under it.
12.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Short ball, on leg. Pulled past square leg for one.
12.4
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Another couple as this is heaved wide of long on.
12.3
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Full again, outside off. Kiplin Doriga looks to flick but gets the leading edge over point for a couple.
12.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Chad Soper, Full again, outside off. Soper pushes it past covers for one.
12.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Kiplin Doriga, Full one, way outside off. Pushed to deep cover for one.
11.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, Flatter ball, around off. Chad Soper punches it to covers.
11.5
0
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, Floated, outside off, turning in late. Chad Soper looks to defend but the ball zips past his outside edge.
11.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Just a tad short, outside off. Kiplin Doriga cuts it past point for one.
11.3
2
Mahedi Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Tossed up, around off. Kiplin Doriga hits it straight back over the bowler's head. The fielder at long on moves across to his left and keeps it to two.
11.2
1
Mahedi Hasan to Chad Soper, Flatter ball, on off. Chad Soper hits it back to the bowler. Mahedi Hasan fumbles and concedes a run.
11.1
1
Mahedi Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Quicker ball, outside off. Kiplin Doriga pushes it to cover and takes off for a run.
10.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Flatter ball, outside off. Kiplin Doriga punches it past covers for a single.
10.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Floated, outside off. Kiplin Doriga looks to sweep but he misses.
10.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Tossed up, on off. Kiplin Doriga blocks it out.

Chad Soper is the next batter.

10.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Shakib Al Hasan picks up his fourth wicket and Papua New Guinea lose one more. Tossed up, around off. Hiri Hiri looks to sweep but it takes the top edge and the ball loops up in the air behind the sticks. Nurul Hasan settles under it and takes the catch.
10.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Flighted ball, outside off. Kiplin Doriga waits for it and cuts it past the slip fielder for a single.
10.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Kiplin Doriga, Floated, outside off. Kiplin Doriga leaves it alone.
9.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Flatter ball, darted on the pads. Hiri Hiri tucks it to the leg side.
9.5
4
Mahedi Hasan to Hiri Hiri, FOUR! Nicely done! Tossed up, around middle. Hiri Hiri hoicks it over mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
9.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Flighted ball, on middle. Hiri Hiri skips down and tucks it again towards mid-wicket.
9.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Hasan fires in a quicker ball, on middle. Hiri Hiri tucks it to mid-wicket.

Drinks break! Bangladesh are all over Papua New Guinea and it is only a matter of time before they win this game. It has been a dominant show by them but the same cannot be said for Papua New Guinea as their batting has been very poor. Kiplin Doriga walks out to bat.

9.2
0
Mahedi Hasan to Norman Vanua, OUT! CAUGHT! Papua New Guinea slip further! Flatter ball, fuller in length, outside off. Norman Vanua looks to slog but it goes off the toe end of the bat. The ball loops up in the air towards Mushfiqur Rahim at long off who does the rest!
9.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Norman Vanua, Flatter ball, turning in late. Norman Vanua blocks it out.
8.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Floated, outside off. Hiri Hiri reaches out and looks to drive but it takes the outside edge towards short third man.
8.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Sese Bau, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Flatter ball, outside off. Sese Bau shimmies down and looks to go downtown but it goes off the toe end towards Mohammad Naim at long on who takes it with ease. Norman Vanua is the new batter.
8.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Flatter ball, on middle. Hiri Hiri skips down and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
8.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Fuller in length, outside off. Hiri Hiri looks to sweep but he misses yet again.
8.2
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Flatter ball, outside off. Hiri Hiri punches it to cover.
8.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Turn for Shakib Al Hasan! Tossed up, outside off. Hiri Hiri looks to sweep but he misses.
7.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Sese Bau, On off, this is pushed to covers.
7.5
0
Mahedi Hasan to Sese Bau, Outside off, Bau looks to sweep but misses.
7.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Another single! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
7.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Hiri Hiri, On middle, Hiri works it to mid-wicket.
7.2
1
Mahedi Hasan to Sese Bau, On middle, this is dragged through mid-wicket for only one.

Mahedi Hasan comes on.

7.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Sese Bau, Flatter and on off, Bau pushes it to the right of the bowler who moves there and stops it.
6.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Nicely tossed up, on off. Blocked out.
6.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Sese Bau, Loopy ball, on off. Bau gets the top edge while looking to sweep. The ball lands well short of long on. One taken.
6.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Sese Bau, Darted on the pads. Flicked to mid-wicket.
6.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Loopy ball, on off. Hiri Hiri works it past cover for one.
6.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Sese Bau, Darted on the pads. Flicked away for one.
6.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Hiri Hiri, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed past covers for one.
5.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Dot to end the Powerplay. Full ball, on the pads. Flicked to short fine leg. Papua New Guinea are reeling at 17 for 4.
5.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Length ball, around middle and leg. Sese Bau hits it back to the bowler.
5.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Back of a length, around off. Sese Bau blocks it to cover.
5.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Short of a length, outside off. Bau misses the pull.
5.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Full ball, outside off. Left alone.
5.1
2
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Short ball, on off. Pulled past mid-wicket for a couple.
4.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Sese Bau, Just a single as this is worked past mid-wicket for one.
4.5
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Sese Bau, Flatter ball, on off. Bau gets the outside edge while looking to block. The keeper drops the catch.

Hiri Hiri walks out to bat at number 6.

4.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Simon Atai, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! Tossed up, on off. Atai looks to sweep but gets the top edge. Mahedi Hasan takes an easy catch at square leg.
4.3
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Simon Atai, Loopy ball, on off. Atai looks to block but gets hit on the pads.
4.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Sese Bau, Darted on the pads. Worked past square leg for one.

Simon Atai is the new man in. 

4.1
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Charles Amini, OUT! TAKEN! That is an absolute stunner in the field! Wow, we have seen some brilliant catching today! Tossed up, on off. Amini hits it down the ground. Mohammad Naim runs to his right from long on. He throws himself in the air and takes the catch!

Shakib Al Hasan comes into the attack.

3.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Length ball, outside off. Pushed to covers.
3.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Pace! Short ball, on off. Bau misses the pull.
3.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Short of a length, outside off. Bau looks to pull but gets it to cover.
3.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sese Bau, Length ball, outside off. Left alone.

Sese Bau walks out to bat.

3.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Assad Vala, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! What a catch that is! Length ball, down the leg side. Assad Vala looks to flick but gets a tickle on it. Nurul Hasan dives to his right and takes a one-handed stunner.
3.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Assad Vala, Shorter and on off, Vala guides it to point. He wants a run but is sent back.

Taskin Ahmed comes to bowl now.

2.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Assad Vala, A single to end a wicket taking over. Vala makes room, Mohammad Saifuddin follows him. He is hit towards mid on for one.
2.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Assad Vala, On off, Vala opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
2.4
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Charles Amini, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

Charles Amini walks out to bat.

2.3
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lega Siaka, OUT! THAT IS PLUMB! The break did not help Siaka! He falls and Bangladesh strike early through Mohammad Saifuddin! Gets this one to shape back in nicely from outside off. Siaka looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. A loud appeal and the finger is raised. Siaka does not review and rightly so, do not think it would have been overturned and Ball Tracker shows it to be clipping the leg pole.

Lega Siaka has hurt himself while attempting to play the scoop shot! The physio is out to have a check on him! He looks fine and we are good to resume!

2.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lega Siaka, This is outside off, Siaka tries to play the paddle scoop but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards short fine leg. The striker wants a run but is sent back. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses.
2.2
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lega Siaka, WIDE! Down the leg side, Siaka looks to flick but misses. Wided.
2.1
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Assad Vala, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
1.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Assad Vala, Nicely played! Shorter and outside off, Vala rides on top of the bounce and guides it past point for one.
1.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lega Siaka, Fuller and on off, Siaka strokes it but to mid off for one.
1.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lega Siaka, A huge appeal but turned down! On the pads, Siaka looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
1.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lega Siaka, Attacks the stumps this time, it is played back to the bowler.
1.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Lega Siaka, Dishes out a full one well outside off, Siaka slashes but misses.
1.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Assad Vala, No timing! Fuller and outside off, Vala drives, it goes more off the toe end towards extra cover for one.

Who will bowl from the other end? Mustafizur Rahman it is.

0.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Assad Vala, A low full toss to end, it is pushed towards mid off for one more. So 6 from the first over.
0.5
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lega Siaka, Fuller and on middle, this is whipped but to mid on for one.
0.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lega Siaka, Back of a length and on off, solidly defended.
0.3
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Assad Vala, Drop and run and Vala is off the mark! Length and on off, this is played towards point for one.
0.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lega Siaka, A short one and on off, Siaka looks to pull, this goes off the inner half towards square leg for one this time.
0.1
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Lega Siaka, Excellent running and Siaka and Papua New Guinea are underway! On the pads, this is worked towards square leg. They take one, go for the second, the throw comes in to the keeper but the batter makes it in with a dive. Good intensity shown.