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Bangladesh successfully defend lowest-total in T20 World Cup history against Nepal

Bangladesh successfully defend lowest-total in T20 World Cup history against Nepal

Bangladesh managed to restrict Nepal to just 85 runs after scoring 106 in the first innings.

Bangladesh defeated Nepal by 21 runs at the Arnos Vale Stadium in Kingstown on Monday, defending the lowest total in T20 World Cup history thanks to a spectacular four-wicket haul from pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib. This victory helped Bangladesh advance to the Super Eight of the competition.

Bangladesh, spurred on by a sensational opening spell from pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib, bowled Nepal out for 85 in 19.2 overs after managing to post just 106 all out in 19.3 overs.

Lowest totals successfully defended in T20 World Cup history

  • Bangladesh (106/9) beat Nepal (85) by 21 runs – Kingstwon, 2024
  • South Africa (113) beat Bangladesh (109) by four runs – New York, 2024
  • South Africa (115) beat Nepal (114) by one run – Kingstown, 2024
  • Sri Lanka (119) beat New Zealand (60) by 59 runs – Chattogram, 2014
  • India (119) beat Pakistan (113/7) by six runs – New York, 2024
  • Afghanistan (123/7) beat West Indies (117/8) by six runs – Nagpur, 2016

Bangladesh turn the tide

Bangladesh was on the losing end of the previous lowest total defended record. It belonged to South Africa. The Proteas earlier in this World Cup’s group stage had defended 113 runs against the Tigers.

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Sakib produces breathtaking spell

Sakib stole the show today, setting a new record for most dots bowled in a T20 World Cup match by any player. He bowled 21 dots as he finished with figures of four for seven in his four overs, including two maidens. After Mustafizur Rahman’s five for 22 against New Zealand in the 2016 T20 World Cup, Sakib’s bowling figure is also the second-best by a Bangladeshi bowler in T20 World Cup history.

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