Tigers overcome spirited Dutch effort


Bangladesh overcame a spirited fight from the Netherlands to prevail by eight runs in their World T20 first round Group A clash in Dharamsala on Wednesday.

Tamim Iqbal was the star for the Asian side as the opener batted through the innings to score an unbeaten 83 as the Tigers posted 153 for seven in 20 overs.

To put the left-handed Tamim's innings into context the next top-score was 15 made by both Soumya Sarkar and Sabbir Rahman.

The Netherlands would have been happy with their effort in the field with opening bowler Timm van der Gugten claiming figures of three for 21 in four overs.

The Dutch though made a tame start with the bat and never really got to or beyond the required run-rate as Bangladesh controlled the innings.

Captain Peter Borren and opener Stephan Myburgh both scored 29 while Ben Cooper contributed 20 but their was no sustained effort with the willow as they come up short on 145 for seven.

Seamer Al-Amin Hossain and spinner Shakib Al Hasan both picked two wickets as the Tigers started their quest to be in the main draw on positive note.