Bangladesh once again played badly with the bat as they lost to the Netherlands by 87 runs in their ICC World Cup match on Saturday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Bangladesh’s disappointing performance saw them get out for 142 runs while trying to reach the Netherlands’ 229-run goal. This was their fifth straight loss in six games, after beating Afghanistan in their first game.
Paul van Meekeren, a fast bowler from the Netherlands, took four wickets for 23 runs, and Bas de Leede took two. This was the Dutch’s second win of the event, following their win over South Africa.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz scored the most with 35 off of 40 balls, and Mahmudullah Riyad, who scored 20 off of 41 balls, couldn’t follow up his hundred in the last game, which they lost, with anything useful in their loss to the Dutch.
Earlier, Dutch captain Scott Edwards hit his second fifty of the event, which helped his team score 229 runs after they chose to bat first.
For his 68 off of 89 balls, Edwards hit six fours. He also put together a 78-run stand with Sybrand Engelbrecht (35), who joined him as the sixth wicket, to help the Dutch get past 200 after being down to five for 107.
When Dutch batter Wesley Barresi came back to the team, he scored 41 runs off of just 16 balls, and Logan van Beek came in late in the games and scored 23 runs without being out.
Mustafziur Rahman of Bangladesh was the best bowler because the pitch helped his cuts stick. He took two wickets for 36 runs. Sharif Islam, Taskin Ahmed, and Mahedi Hasan all got the same number of wickets.