Bangladesh recover to whip Holland

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Bangladesh bounced back from their humiliating T20I defeat against Scotland with an eight-wicket win over more fancied Netherlands at The Hague on Wednesday.

Bangladesh bounced back from their humiliating T20I defeat against Scotland with an eight-wicket win over more fancied Netherlands at The Hague on Wednesday.

Holland batted first and made 144 for seven, thanks to Michael Swart's 57, but they were unable to defend the smallish total, with Tamim Iqbal top scoring for the visitors with 69 not out.

After losing to the Scots by 34 runs the day before, the Bangladeshis were clearly eager to make up for that shocking setback on their European tour. While the Dutch won the toss and chose to bat first, it was the Asian side who took advantage of the conditions.

Australian Swart opened the batting for the men in orange, alongside South African Wesley Barresi, but the latter was clean bowled by Mashrafe Mortaza in the first over for a duck. Mortaza also claimed the wicket of Tom Cooper.

The other wickets were taken by Shakib al Hasan, who took two, while Mahmudullah and Abdur Razzak took one apiece as Holland struggled to get back into the game.

Bangladesh's reply saw Junaid Siddique and Hasan lose their wickets after making good contributions, before Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim (37 not out) combined to blast the runs with 12 balls to spare.

The second T20 between the sides will be played on Thursday the 26th of July, also at The Hague.

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