Bangladesh has given a challenge of 184 runs to Sri Lanka in the fight of life and death between the two teams. Batting at the beginning, he collected 7 wickets and collected 183 runs. The challenge in front of the Lankans was 184 runs.
The feat of winning by batting first on the ground at the Dubai International Stadium is not much, at least in the last one year. So captain Shakib Al Hasan wanted to win the toss and field. However, he lost the toss and his wish was not fulfilled. Sri Lanka sent Bangladesh to bat.
Opening has been a headache for Bangladesh for a long time. To find a solution to that problem, the representatives of Lal Sabuj sent Mehdi Hasan Miraj and Sabbir Rahman to open today. Even after Asha Jaganiya’s start, the opening pair did not get big, Sabbir Rahman departed on 19 runs.
However, the decision to send Mirage to bat at the beginning has worked well for Bangladesh. After Sabbir’s departure, he took the responsibility of scoring runs. Bangladesh scored 55 runs mainly at the end of the powerplay with his bat.
Mirage, which gave Bangladesh a great start, could not last long. He departed in the next over after scoring 38 runs off 26 balls.
Then came Mushfiqur and reached the milestone of 1500 T20 runs, but returned soon after. Shakib Al Hasan also returned with the urge to increase the pace of runs by picking up 24 runs off 22 balls. Bangladesh was under a bit of pressure after finding 4 wickets for 87 runs.
The pair of Mahmudullah Riyad and Afif Hossain removed that pressure by picking up 57 runs from 31 balls. After playing 22 balls, Afif returned after playing the highest innings of 39 runs. After two balls, Mahmudullah returned with 27 runs from 22 balls and Bangladesh was under pressure again.
This time Mosaddek Hossain came as the savior of Bangladesh. He played a great innings of 24 runs hitting 4 fours off 9 balls. With Taskin Ahmed as his partner at the end, Bangladesh put up a challenging capital of 183 runs with his short 11-run cameo in a 6-ball six with Mosaddek.