Bangladesh loses to Hong Kong but stumbles into World T20 main draw

Published: March 20, 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh — Bangladesh lost to Hong Kong for the first time on Thursday but qualified for the World Twenty20 main draw on run rate.

Bangladesh, unbeaten in the group stage and expected to romp past winless Hong Kong, was dismissed for 108 in 16.3 overs. Hong Kong then had to reach the winning target within 14 overs to ruin the party for the tournament host and help Nepal advance instead.

But Hong Kong also struggled to score and didn’t earn its maiden World T20 victory until the last over.

13:13ET 20-03-14

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