T20 Cricket World Cup: Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea to qualify for Super 12 stage
In the Men’s T20 World Cup, Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea by 84 runs to qualify for the Super 12 stage. Bangladesh first posted an imposing 181 for 7, as they rode on skipper Mahmudullah’s blazing 50 off 28 balls and Shakib’s aggressive 46 off 37 balls. Shakib then showed why he is Bangladesh’s greatest ever cricketer with a brilliant spell of 4 for 9 in his four-over spell as Papua New Guinea were all-out for 97 in 19.3 overs.
Chasing 182, Papua New Guinea was never on-course for a comfortable chase. They lost openers Lega Siaka (5) and skipper Assad Vala (6) cheaply.