With nothing but pride at stake, Bangladesh crushed Argentina 67-26 in the last match of group A. Tuhin Tarafder and Sabuj Mia laid the foundation of the emphatic win for Bangladesh. Argentina’s raiders put up a good show but it was their defence that led to their downfall as it contributed just two points. Skipper Aruduzzaman Munshi and Al-Mamun also attained super 10s for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh ended their 2016 World Cup campaign in third spot in Group B with three wins and 16 points from five games. Argentina go back home without a single win against their name as they finished bottom of the Group B.
Bangladesh were quick out off the blocks and took a 6-0 lead after three minutes as Aruduzzaman Munshi scored five raid points. Bangladesh inflicted the first all out of the match in the fourth minute to lead 11-0. Argentina opened their account in the sixth minute with a tackle point to trail 1-14. Bangladesh’s defence didn’t allow time or space to Argentina raiders and led 17-3 after eight minutes.
Aruduzzaman Munshi achieved the quickest super 10 of the 2016 World Cup in the 11th minute as Bangladesh led 19-5. Nahuel Lopez scored three points with a super raid in the 11th minute as Argentina trailed 8-21. Bangladesh scored a couple of raid points but Argentina came with another super raid to trail 12-26 after 15 minutes.
Argentina were dealing only in super raids as a third one by Eugenio Petermann to trail 15-27. Bangladesh were the better team in the first half but credit to Argentina for putting up a solid fight. Bangladesh led 33-15 at the end of the first half.
Bangladesh inflicted the second all out of the match in 21st minute to lead 36-15. Argentina raiders did a fine job in scoring points but their defence let them down by making silly errors. Argentina trailed 18-40 after 25 minutes as Bangladesh raiders continued to make merry. Sabuj Mia achieved a high five in the 27th minute to give Bangladesh 44-20 lead. Tuhin Tarafder picked up a super 10 in the 28th minute as Bangladesh inflicted the third all out to lead 50-21.
Bangladesh ramped up the pressure in the next three minutes as they inflicted a fourth all out to lead 59-22. Argentina came up with another super raid in the 35th minute to trail 25-60.
Munshi became the leading raider of the 2016 World Cup as he scored his 13th point in the 40th minute as Bangladesh beat Argentina 67-26.Published 19 Oct 2016, 23:38 IST