Anamul Haque
Anamul Haque [Reuters]

Bangladesh face Nepal in their second Group A game at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, on Tuesday with both sides aiming to go one step closer to sealing their place in the next round of the 2014 T20 World Cup.

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The play starts at 1:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Live text commentary of the game will be available on ESPNCricinfo.


Bangladesh are brimming with confidence ahead of this clash having registered a nine-wicket victory against Afghanistan in the opening game of the tournament.

Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to field, and his bowlers chipped in with a stunning display beginning with Mashrafe Mortaza, who dismissed Mohammad Shahzad in the first ball of the innings.

Shakib Al Hasan then opened his account taking the next two wickets as his compatriots ran riot over the Afghan batting lineup. Abdur Razak nabbed two wickets while Farhad Reza and Mahmudullah added one each to their names. Hasan got his third wicket by dismissing Shapoor Zadran in the 18<sup>th over, wrapping up the visitors' innings at 72 runs.

The hosts were successful in chasing the set target with only Tamim Iqbal (21) falling prey to a leg before wicket from Samiullah Shenwari's delivery. Anamul Haque (44) and Hasan (10) guided their team to victory as the former smashed a six to secure the win in style in the 12<sup>th over.

Meanwhile, Nepal registered an 80-run victory against Hong Kong in their first Group A clash on Sunday. Paras Khadka's side posted 149 runs for their opponents to chase in 20 overs.

Gyanendra Malla and Khadka put in a decisive display, scoring 48 and 41 runs respectively as Nepal lost eight wickets before the end of their innings.

However, their bowlers too responded brightly with Khadka taking Irfan Ahmed's wicket in the first delivery of their innings. Inspired by their skipper, the other bowlers too maintained the wicket-taking performance as Hong Kong were sent packing for just 69 runs.

Basant Regmi and Shakti Gauchan got three wickets each and Sompal Kami took two while Jitendra Mukhiya added the last wicket to his name.

Both Nepal and Bangladesh have two points each, but the former currently sit on top of the table holding a better Net Run-Rate over the hosts. A win for either side will give them the edge in progressing to the Super-10 stage of the T20 World Cup.

Team News


Probable Lineup: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza


Probable Lineup: Subash Khakurel (wk), Sagar Pun, Gyanendra Malla, Paras Khadka (c), Basant Regmi, Naresh Budayair, Binod Bhandari, Sompal Kami, Jitendra Mukhiya, Sharad Vesawkar, Shakti Gauchan