BAN Vs NED: Colin Ackermann’s fighting knock in vain as Bangladesh beat Netherlands by 9 runs

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BAN Vs NED Match Highlights
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BAN Vs NED Match Highlights

Colin Ackermann’s counter-attacking 62 as Bangladesh staved off Netherlands’ challenge in Hobart to beat them by 9 runs in the 17th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Monday. Let us look at BAN Vs NED Match Highlights in detail.

Chasing 145, Netherlands were in deep trouble after losing 4 wickets for just 15 inside the powerplay. Colin Ackermann then took the charge and help the side cross 100-run mark. However, due to lack of support from the other end and increasing required rate. He was got out after scoring 62.

Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan had earlier provided the Bangladesh innings’ stability during their brief partnership.

BAN Vs NED Match Highlights

The Netherlands were viewed as being in utterly commanding form following Captain Scott Edwards won the toss and choose to bowl.

The match between these two teams is anticipated to be a good one because Bangladesh has not had a good recent record in the shortest format. It remained just that way.

After starting on a positive note with 47 on board in 6 overs. Bangladesh faced a mini collapse and lost their 5 main batters in the next six overs. Including the biggest wicket of skipper Shakib Al Hasan.

With just 76 on board in 11 overs. Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan soaked some pressure by adding 44 for the sixth wicket.

Things going good for the duo. But then Bas de Leede removed Nurul in his length ball.

Leede again provided a much-needed breakthrough to his side in the same over by removing the dangerous Afif Hossain.

Mosaddek Hossain’s small cameo during the final stage of the innings helped the side to post 144 for 8 in 20 overs.

Paul van Meekeren and Bas de Leede bagged 2-2 each for Netherlands.

Netherlands to chase 145 in 20 overs

In reply, the Dutch faced a shaky start as they lost both of their openers on the first two balls of the innings. At first, Taskin Ahmed forced Vikramjit Singh to walk back with 0. Then he removed Bas de Leede on the second ball.

The pressure was evident when the Netherlands lost 2 wickets via run-outs in the fourth over. There was no need of hurry after losing two wickets but both batters ran-outs while trying to collect second and third run, respectively.

Netherlands were in somewhat similar scenario fairly comparable to that of India, as the men in blue lost 4 on 31 in a 160-run chase game. Here, the Dutch lost 4 at 15 in a 145-run target.

But the tragic part with them was there was no Virat Kohli in the Dutch side.

Kohli, the star of the night, who not only saved India from crisis but also helped his team win the game with his unbeaten 82-run knock of 53.

Colin Ackermann tried his best to play a similar kind of knock as Kohli and scored 62 in the process but due to lack of support from the other end he got out in the 17th over of the game.

With 44 still required in final 19 balls, The Dutch batters managed to add 34 more and lost their first match of the Super 12 phase by 9 runs.

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