Twitter Reactions: Oman go down fighting as Bangladesh live to fight another day in the T20 World Cup

Twitter Reactions: Oman go down fighting as Bangladesh live to fight another day in the T20 World Cup

Mustafizur Rahman picked up a four-wicket haul to restrict Oman in their run-chase.

Bangladesh
Bangladesh. (Photo Source: Twitter/T20 World Cup)

The pressure was well and truly on Bangladesh after their six-run defeat at the hands of Scotland. The defeat meant that their game against Oman on Tuesday was a must-win affair. However, Mahmudullah and Co. held their nerve in the crunch game and won by 26 runs. Although they are yet to qualify for the Super 12s, the Tigers will next face PNG, who are already knocked out of the event.

Naim Shaikh guides Bangladesh

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Tigers started poorly as Bilal Khan trapped Liton Das in front. Mahedi Hasan was promoted to No.3, but the experiment failed after he gave a simple caught and bowled to Fayyaz Butt, who replaced Khawar Ali in the eleven. Thereafter, Mohammad Naim Shaikh, who came in place of Soumya Sarkar, and Shakib Al Hasan steadied the ship for Bangladesh.

The duo stitched together an 80-run stand for the third wicket off 54 balls. Naim was at his fluent best as he notched 64 runs off 50 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes. Shakib was batting well on 42 before Aqib Ilyas ran him out. From there, the Tigers lost wickets in clumps and were shot out for 153. Khan and Butt got three scalps apiece while Kaleemullah accounted for two wickets.

Oman go down fighting

Oman started their run-chase with a lot of intent before Mustafizur Rahim trapped Ilyas to give the Tigers their first wicket. Jatinder Singh and Kashyap Prajapati played their shots and kept Oman in the hunt. Mustafizur got his second wicket in the form of Prajapati, who made 21 with one four and two sixes. Zeeshan Maqsood flicked Taskin Ahmed for a six and then perished to Mahedi Hasan.

Shakib picked up the big wicket of Jatinder Singh, who threatened with a 33-ball 40, laced with four fours and a six. Mohammad Saifuddin sent back Sandeep Goud to build more pressure on Oman. In the last four overs, the required run rate climbed well over 12. Shakib got rid of Ayaan Khan and Naseem Khushi to pile on more misery for Oman. In the end, Oman ended with 127 for nine.

Here’s how the netizens reacted to Bangladesh’s win: