World Twenty20: B'desh through to Super-10, Nepal stun Afghanistan
Bangladesh lost to Hong Kong by two wickets but reached the main draw while a spirited Nepal side stunned Afghanistan in the qualifiers.
A spirited performance from Hong Kong in the field saw Bangladesh bowled out for 108. (All images AP and AFP)
Left-arm spinner Nadeem Ahmed's 4/21 helped Hong Kong put Bangladesh on the backfoot.
Despite Shakib-al Hasan's resiliance, Bangladesh were bundled out for 108.
In reply, the Hong Kong batsmen held their nerve and despite losing eight wickets sealed the game in the final over. Bangladesh, however, have now qualified for the Super-10 even after facing defeat in their final qualifier tie.
A half-century from Nepal's Subash Khakurel laid the platform for a good total as they reached 141/5 in 20 overs.
In reply, Afghanistan lost wickets at regular intervals and were down to 50/5. Shafiqullah led the fightback but it wasn't enough.
Nepal's Jitendra Mukhiya recorded figures of 3/18 in his quota of 4 overs.
In the end, Nepal stunned Afghanistan by nine runs.