T20 WC: Bangladesh trash Afghanistan, Nepal crush Hong Kong
Hosts Bangladesh completed a comprehensive 9-wicket win over Afghanistan while Nepal beat Hong Kong by 80 runs in the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al Hasan (3/8) led the way for Bangladesh after Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and put Afghanistan in to bat. (All images AFP)
Abdur Razzak (2/20) complemented Shakib as Aghanistan lost wickets at regular intervals
Afghanistan were bowled out for 72 in 17.1 overs
In reply, Bangladesh opener Anamul Haque blazed away to 44 off 33 balls to take his team to a comprehensive 9-wicket win over Afghanistan with 48 balls to spare.
In the second game of the tournament, Nepal skipper Paras Khadka (41) and Gyanendra Malla (48) guided them to 149/8 in 20 overs against Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's Haseeb Amjad finished with figures of 3/25.
In reply, Hong Kong's innings imploded as Shakti Gauchan finished with figures of 3/9.
Nepal's Basant Regmi also picked up three wickets as Hong Kong were never in the run chase.
In the end, Nepal registered a thumping 80-run win over Hong Kong.