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Shambolic batting display downs Tigers


Published : 02 Nov 2021 08:38 PM | Updated : 04 Nov 2021 02:24 PM

In this T20 World Cup, Bangladesh fans have witnessed some horrendous batting performance from their team. Tuesday’s match in Abu Dhabi against South Africa, saw a worse and yet another clueless batting display by Bangladesh, where the team was bundled out for a meagre total of 84.

Tigers suffered a six-wicket defeat in the match, which also ended any hopes of making it to the semis. Bangladesh failed to even win a single Super 12 match let alone qualify for the semi-finals. To be very honest, it was a far-stretched dream for Bangladesh and shows how the team is far away from reality. 

After the match a deflated Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad said, "I think the wicket was pretty good to bowl on in the first half. We weren't good enough in the middle. That was a poor batting display, but having said that there was enough assistance in the pitch. Taskin has been bowling well in this tournament. We had the choice between Taskin and Mustafiz, but we went with Taskin because he has been bowling well. It's frustrating, but we could have won two games. If we had won those games, it would have been a different story."

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Bangladesh batters left shattered for 84 on Sunday at Abu Dhabi in their fourth Super 12s match of the ongoing T20 World Cup against South Africa.

Four Bangladeshi batters— Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain and Nasum Ahmed— each suffered a duck and three of them fell for a golden duck.

While going to 35 from 22, Bangladesh lost five wickets— three to Kagiso Rabada inside five balls.

Rabada led the terrific bowling display from South Africa on a pitch that had something in it for the quicks.

Rabada conceded 20 runs to take three wickets in four overs, Anrich Nortje also bagged three wickets conceding eight runs in 3.3 overs. Tabraiz Shamsi, the left-arm unorthodox spinner, bagged two wickets as well.

For Bangladesh, Mahedi Hasan was the best batter scoring 27 off 25 balls while Liton Das scored 24.

Eventually, Bangladesh tumbled for 84 all out in 18.2 overs. They never looked able to soak up the initial pressure and come up with something challenging for the Proteas. It was the third-lowest total by any team against South Africa in the T20 World Cups.

With this lean display, Bangladesh became the first ICC full member nation to be bowled out under 100 thrice in a calendar year. Bangladesh have lost three matches they have played before this one, and they are out of the World Cup with the next match being against mighty Australia.

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