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DHARAMSHALA (Staff Report) – Bangladesh beat Netherlands by eight runs in the third match of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 at Dharamshala cricket stadium.

While chasing a tricky total of 153, Netherlands only managed to score 145/7 in their stipulated 20 overs quota.

Netherlands got off to poor start when they lost opener Wesley Barresi for 9 inside the first five overs.

But Stephen Myburgh (29) and Ben Cooper (20) added 32 runs for the 2nd wicket to get their chase back on track.

Skipper Peter Borren too played a handy knock of 29 off 28 balls, laced with four boundaries, in the middle-order, to take his team close to the total.

But eventually they failed to chase the total successfully.

Earlier, after being offered to bat first, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal’s magnificent knock of 83 off 58 balls, laced with six boundaries and three sixes, helped Bangladesh to put up a fighting total in front of minnows Netherlands.

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Bangladesh Squad:

Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Muktar Ali, Shuvagata Hom

Netherlands Squad:

Wesley Barresi (c), Ahsan Malik, Peter Borren, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Sikander Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren

A total of 58 tournament matches, including 35 men’s matches and 23 women’s matches, will be played in the 27-day tournament in Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamsala, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi.

The first round matches in the men’s event will take place in Dharamsala and Nagpur from 8-13 March and will feature Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland, debutant Oman (all in Group A), Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Afghanistan (all in Group B). In a double-header on the opening day on 8 March, Zimbabwe will face Hong Kong in the afternoon match, to be followed by the evening match between Scotland and Afghanistan. Both the matches will be played in Nagpur.

The group winners will join Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and host India in the Super 10 stage, which will be played alongside the women’s event from 15-28 March.

New Delhi and Mumbai will host the semi-finals on 30 and 31 March, respectively, while Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the venue of the 3 April finals. The women’s semi-finals and final will be followed by the men’s knock-out matches. There is a reserve day for the finals.

The men’s event will carry a total prize money of $5.6million, which is an 86 per cent increase from the 2014 tournament, while the total prize money for the women’s event is $400,000, which is a 122 per cent increase from the Bangladesh event.