World Twenty20: Bangladesh qualify despite loss to Hong Kong

ICC World Twenty20, Group A

Hong Kong 114-8 (19.4 overs) beat Bangladesh 108 (16.3 overs) by two wickets - match scorecard

Nepal 141-5 (20 overs) beat Afghanistan 132-8 (20 overs) by nine runs - match scorecard

Bangladesh qualified for the Super 10 phase at the World Twenty20 despite a surprise loss to Hong Kong.

The hosts had to avoid a heavy defeat in Chittagong to progress, and Hong Kong's two-wicket victory was not enough to eliminate them.

Final Group A table

Won Lost NRR Pts

Bangladesh

2

1

+1.466

4

Nepal

2

1

+0.933

4

Afghanistan

1

2

-0.981

2

Hong Kong

1

2

-1.455

2

Nepal earlier captured their second Group A win with a nine-run victory over Afghanistan.

Ireland will attempt to take the final place available in the latter stages when they face Netherlands on Friday.

Bangladesh join West Indies, India, Pakistan and Australia in Group Two of the Super 10 phase, but they managed just 108 in 16.3 overs against Hong Kong.

The visitors posted 114-8 to claim their first win over Bangladesh, but the run rate was not sufficient to help Nepal past the hosts in their qualifying group.

Subash Khakurel (56) had earlier hit five fours and a six and Sharad Vesawkar struck 37 as Nepal made 141-5 after being asked to bat in Chittagong.

Asghar Stanikzai made 49 in reply as Afghanistan closed on 132-8.