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Bangladesh vs. Nepal, World T20: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal plays a shot against Ireland during a warm up cricket match ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Cricket tournament in Fatullah, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMarch 18, 2014

Hosts Bangladesh moved closer to reaching the Super 10 phase of the World Twenty20 tournament with an eight-wicket victory over Nepal.

After winning the toss and electing to field they restricted the Associate Member nation to 126-5 in their 20 overs.

The Tigers reached their target with 27 balls to spare as Shakib Al Hasan hit the winning runs in the most emphatic fashion, a six over long-on.

A victory over winless Hong Kong on Thursday will see Bangladesh join India, Pakistan, Australia and West Indies in Group 2.

An 85-run partnership between captain Paras Khadka and Sharad Vesawkar rescued Nepal after they slumped to 39-3 in the seventh over.

Khadka hit 41 from 35 balls, with Vesawkar making 40 from 43, before being run out off the final ball of the innings, with both men hitting five boundaries.

Nepal: 126 for 5 (20 overs)
Khakurel c Razzak b Reza 8 19 13
Pun c Shakib b Al-Amin 12 31 19
Malla lbw b Al-Amin 13 13 6
Khadka b Mortaza 41 58 35
Vesawkar run out (Mushfiqur Rahim) 40 62 43
Bhandari not out 0 4 4
Extras 0nb 9w 0b 3lb 12
Mortaza4 0 23 1
Al-Amin4 0 17 2
Reza3 0 27 1
Shakib4 0 22 0
Nasir Hossain3 0 22 0
Razzak2 0 12 0

Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque quelled any home nerves with an opening partnership of 63 in Bangladesh’s reply.

Iqbal departed for 30 in the eighth over and Haque was run out for 42 in the 11th, but Sabbir Rahman made an unbeaten 21 with Shakib finishing 37 not out after hitting four sixes in his 18-ball knock.

Bangladesh: 132 for 2 (15.3 overs)
Tamim Iqbal c Pun b Regmi 30 33 22
A Haque run out (Pun) 42 49 33
Rahman not out 21 38 20
Shakib not out 37 22 18
Extras 0nb 0w 0b 2lb 2
Kami2 0 21 0
Khadka3 0 23 0
Gauchan4 0 40 0
Mukhiya2 0 16 0
Regmi3 0 14 1
Pun 1.3 0 16 0

Nepal, who beat Hong Kong on Sunday, need to defeat Afghanistan in their final match to have any chance of progressing.

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