17 Mar 2014

Wins for Bangladesh and Nepal at t20 World Cup

7:03 am on 17 March 2014

The Bangladeshi cricketers have beaten Afghanistan by nine wickets in the opening match of the World Twenty20 in Mirpur.

The second group 'A' game was equally one-sided, with Nepal beating Hong Kong by 80 runs in Chittagong as both sides made their international tournament debuts.

The winners of group 'A' will join West Indies, India, Pakistan and Australia in group two for the Super 10 round-robin section of the tournament.

Ireland play Zimbabwe and the Netherlands play the United Arab Emirates today in the opening group 'B' fixtures.

The group 'B' winners go into group one with Sri Lanka, England, South Africa and New Zealand.