Bangladesh beat Nepal by 21 Runs to End World Cup Hopes  

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Bangladesh beat Nepal by 21 Runs to End World Cup Hopes  

KATHMANDU: Nepal lost its final group-stage match of the ICC T20 World Cup cricket tournament to Bangladesh by 21 runs at Arnos Vale Stadium in Vincent, West Indies on Monday.

With this match, the equation of Group D in the World Cup has been completed. South Africa and Bangladesh reached the second round of the World Cup from the group while Nepal, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka have been knocked out of the group stage.    
South Africa reached the Super Eight with eight points, while Bangladesh having six points also made it to the next round.         
Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane however has set a new record by taking 100 wickets in his 54th match of T20 International cricket.    
In the match against Bangladesh, he took two wickets and completed 100 wickets. This is Sandeep's second match in the ongoing World Cup.     
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan has a record of taking 100 wickets in 53 matches, the lowest in T20 Internationals.    
Chasing the target of 107 runs set by Bangladesh to win, Nepal were bundled out for 85 runs losing all wickets in 19.2 overs.    
Kushal Malla top-scored for Nepal with 27 runs. He scored 27 runs off 40 balls with one four and a six. Dipendra Singh Airee scored 25 runs off 31 balls with two fours and a six. Apart from Asif Sheikh, who scored 17 runs off 14 balls with four fours, other players could not score in double digit.    
Kushal Bhurtel was dismissed for four runs while Rohit Kumar Poudel and Sandeep Jora were dismissed for one run each.    
Anil Shah, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane and Abhinash Bohora were dismissed for zero.    
Tanzim Hasan took four wickets for Bangladesh to limit Nepal's batting performance. Likewise, Sakib Hasan took two and Taskin Ahmad one wicket for Bangladesh.    
Invited to bat first after losing toss, Bangladesh had scored 106 runs at the loss of all wickets in 19.3 overs. -- RSS


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