Taskin Ahmed's four-fer helped Bangladesh to win their opening World Cup encounter against Netherlands by 9 runs. While the match between South Africa and Zimbabwe could not be completed due to the weather.
Bangladesh VS Netherlands match report:-
Shanto, Sarkar gave good start but the middle order failed:-
Soumya Sarkar and Najmul Hossain Shanto got Bangladesh off to a terrific start. Both batters looked good in the middle and hit shots all over the field. At the end of five overs, Bangladesh were 45-0. Paul van Meekeren returned to the attack and dismissed Sarkar, while Tim Pringle dismissed Shanto in the following over. In the ninth over, Logan van Beek removed inform batsman Liton Das. Shariz Ahmed took his maiden World Cup wicket by dismissing Bangladesh Captain Shakib. Yasir Ali was dismissed by Van Meekeren, leaving Bangladesh at 76-5 after 11 overs.
Afif, Mosaddek led Bangladesh to 144 :-
Afif Hossain faced leg spinner Shariz and hammered him for a six and a four in the 15th over. In the very next over, Pringle dropped him at deep midwicket. Bas de Leede dismissed Nurul Hasan and Afif Hossain in the same over, but Mosaddek Hossain helped Bangladesh pass the 140-run mark.
Poor start from Netherlands:-
Taskin Ahmed struck twice in the opening over, dismissing Vikramjit Singh, who nicked the ball and Yasir Ali at slip took a superb catch and dismissing Bas de Leede in the second ball of the over. Max ODowd and Tom Cooper were run out in the fourth over, and Ackerman was dropped at cover by Yasir Ali. After the powerplay, Netherlands was 32-4.
Ackermann took Netherlands close to the target:-
However, Ackermann played a responsible innings despite the constant falling of wickets. He completed his fifty in the fourteenth over. Taskin Ahmed returned for his last over and removed Shariz Ahmed and Ackermann to complete his four-wicket haul. Meekeren played few shots in the final three overs, but the Netherlands finished 9 runs short of the target.
South Africa VS Zimbabwe match report:-
In the encounter that was impacted by rain, South Africa and Zimbabwe eventually shared the points. The play was delayed by two hours and 35 minutes and shortened to nine overs per side. Zimbabwe gave South Africa a target of 80 runs. The match was delayed once more due to rain, and the target was cut to 64 runs in 7 overs.
South Africa were 51/0 after three overs when the rain began to fall heavily. The match was never restarted, and both teams shared the points.