Bangladesh rout PNG to seal spot in Super 12s
Bangladesh couldn’t have asked for a bigger margin of victory on a day when net run rate equation was the main focus. They beat Papua New Guinea by 84 runs, which gave them a 1.733 NRR, making the OmanScotland contest that follows a knockout battle.
PNG slipped to 29 for 7, briefly threatening Netherlands’ 39 all out as the lowest total in T20 World Cup history. Kiplin Doriga enforced their recovery with an unbeaten 46, as PNG were bowled out for 97 in the final over. Bangladesh›s big score was set up by Mahmudullah’s 28-ball 50 and bighitting from Shakib Al Hasan who made 46 and Mohammad Saifuddin who hammered a six-ball 19. Brief Scores: Bangladesh: 181 for 7 (Mahmudullah 50, Shakib 46) Papua New Guinea: 97 (Doriga 46*, Shakib 4-9, Taskin 2-12)