Taskin Ahmed leads Bangladesh to T20 World Cup victory over the Netherlands


Bangladesh fast Taskin Ahmed has picked up a career-best 4-25 as his aspect opened their Twenty20 World Cup with a breakthrough nine-run win over the Netherlands.

Taking part in their first match of the event, Bangladesh posted 8-144 in Hobart on Monday afternoon, bowling the Dutch out for 135 on the final ball.

It was the primary time Bangladesh have gained a match in the principle “tremendous” stage of a T20 World Cup and breaks a five-match shedding streak within the 20-over format.

Ahmed was on a hat-trick after eradicating Vikramjit Singh and Bas de Leede with the primary two balls of the Dutch chase and returned late to select up two scalps.

The Netherlands had been in all types of bother at 4-15 when Max O’Dowd and Tom Cooper had been each run out in a calamitous fourth over.

Colin Ackermann saved them within the sport with a 48-ball 62 however fell within the seventeenth over to Ahmed.

The Netherlands wanted 24 off the ultimate over and 12 from the final two balls however could not get the job finished.


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