Saturday, August 18, 2018 | ePaper

Tigers fight back to square T20I series

  • Print

Tamim Iqbal (L) and Shakib al Hasan (R) powers Bangladesh to a competitive 171 for five batting first against the West Indies in the second fixture of a three-match T20 International series at Lauderhill in Florida, USA on Sunday.

Bangladesh cricketers did what doctor ordered them that to bat and ball well and they romped home to square the three-match T20I series 1-1 as they beat West Indies by 12 runs in the second T20I match held on Sunday at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill in Florida.
Chasing a winning target of 172 runs set by Bangladesh, West Indies found the chase stiff and eventually they were restricted at 159 for 9 in 20 overs.
Thanks to Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan for their immaculate bowling display that helped Bangladesh to defend the total.
West Indies plunged into deep trouble as they lost their four batsmen inside 7.1 overs.
But Andre Fletcher and Rovman Powell kept West Indies on course with an important 58-run fifth wicket stand to take West Indies to a comfortable position.
Opener Andre Fletcher fell to Nazmul Islam after scoring 38-ball off 43-run with the help of three boundaries and two over boundaries while Mustafizur removed Rovman Powell in the crucial stage ending West Indies all hope of victory.
Powell who also made 34-ball off 43 that contained three boundaries and two over.
Nazmul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman were the pick of Bangladesh bowlers taking three West Indies wickets for 28 and 50 runs respectively.
They were well supported by Shakib Al Hasan who bagged two wickets conceding 19 runs.
Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh was named the player of the match for his impressive batting performance. Earlier two brilliant half centuries by Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan enabled Tigers to post a challenging 171 for 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs after they were forced to bat first. The southpaw opener Tamim blasted 44-ball off 74 runs hitting six boundaries and four over boundaries before he fell to Andre Russell.
And during the process, Tamim also shared 90 run fourth wicket partnership with Shakib Al Hasan who chopped away 38-ball off 60-run with the help of nine boundaries and one over boundary.
Ashley Nurse and Keemo Paul shared two Bangladesh wickets conceding 25 and 39 runs respectively.
The series deciding final T20 will be held today at the same venue.
Brief scorecard: Bangladesh: 171 for 5 in 20 overs. Tamim Iqbal 74 off 44 (4×6, 6×4), Soumya 14, Liton Das 1, Shakib 60 off 39 (4×9, 6×1) , Mushfiqur Rahim 12, Mahmudullah 13 not out off 10 balls, Ariful 1 not out. , Nurse 2/25, Paul 2/39.
West Indian: 159 for 9 in 20 overs. Fletcher 43 off 38 balls, Lewis 1 , Andre Russell's 17, Samuel 10, Powell 43 off 34 balls,, Ramdin.5, Carlos Brathwaite 11, Ashley Nurse. 16 , Paul.2 , Williams. 9, Mustafizur 3/50 , Shakib 2/ 19, Rubel 1/ 35, N Islam 3/28.

More News For this Category

Ireland A level series 1-1 with Bangladesh A

Hosts Ireland A leveled the three-match unofficial T20 series 1-1 beating Bangladesh A team by 51 runs in the rain-interrupted 2nd match at the Village in Dublin on Thursday.The match

Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years

Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for 10 years by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Super League in 2017,

Philippines' Raymond Almazan (left) shoots during their game against Kazakhstan at the men's basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday.

Philippines' Raymond Almazan (left) shoots during their game against Kazakhstan at the men's basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday.

AB de Villiers opens up his retirement decision

Cricketers have their fans in their respective countries. But some cricketers are blessed to have a strong fan base all over the cricketing nations. Among those players, the former South

India mourns cricket 'renaissance man' Wadekar Sir

India mourns cricket 'renaissance man' Wadekar Sir

AFP, Mumbai : Indian cricket heroes on Thursday paid tribute to Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, following his

BD A-IRE A 2nd unofficial T20 abandoned due to rain

The second unofficial T20 between Bangladesh A and host Ireland A was abandoned due to rain at the Hills Cricket Club Ground, Dublin on Wednesday. Bangladesh lead the 3-match series

Ben Stokes named in England squad for third Test against India

Ben Stokes has been added to England's squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge after a jury at Bristol Crown Court took less than three hours to

Akram Khan urges youngsters to perform better

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director Akram Khan is hopeful about Bangladesh doing well in the upcoming Asia Cup next month. He wants youngsters to step up along with seniors Bangladesh's

BPL 2019 could miss star foreign players

The sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League that is scheduled to be held in January 2019 is the availability of big names from overseas because of the busy international cricket

Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in one-off T20I

Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in one-off T20I

Sri Lanka pulled off a close three-wicket win in the only Twenty20I match against South Africa on Tuesday after the team's spinners dismissed the tourists for their lowest score in