Bangladesh beat Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 84 runs in their last Group B match in Round 1 of the T20 World Cup to qualify for the Super 12s in style.
However, they have to wait for the last match of the group between Oman and Scotland to see if they are the champions of the group or runners up.
In reply of Bangladesh’s 181, PNG tumbled for 97 in 19.3 overs.
Shakib Al Hasan won the player of the match award again for his 46 and a four-wicket haul. With this four-wicket, Shakib’s T20 World Cup tally reached 39. He is now the highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cup along with Pakistan great Shahid Afridi.
None of the top seven batters of PNG was able to reach a double-digit score but at the eighth, Kiplin Doriga scored an unbeaten 46 off 34 balls with two fours and two sixes.
Earlier, riding on a 50 from captain Mahmudullah Riyad and 46 from Shakib, Bangladesh posted 181. Lower order batter Mohammad Saifuddin smashed an unbeaten 19 off 6 balls hitting two sixes and one four.