Sports Desk: In the preparation match of the current Twenty20 World Cup, Bangladesh did not start well under the leadership of captain Shakib Al Hasan with the ball in hand. However, Hasan Mahmud and Taskin Ahmed are bowling well.
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Afghanistan batted first at Brisbane’s Allen Border Field on Monday (October 17). Captain Mohammad Nabi stopped the Afghans at 160 for 7.
Nabi scored 41 runs off just 17 balls with 5 sixes. Maximum 46 runs came from the bat of Ibrahim Jadran. He scored this run in 39 balls. Apart from this, Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 27 runs, Hazratullah Jazai scored 15 runs and Darwish Rasuli scored 12 runs.
Afghans scored 33 runs in the last 2 overs. Earlier, the pace of the run was modest. Bangladesh’s weakness in the death overs Shakib scored 19 runs in the 19th over with 2 sixes and 1 four. And Taskin gave 14 runs in the last over.
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Although both took 2 wickets in the last two overs. In the previous 3 overs, Taskin took 2 wickets with just 16 runs. He is the highest wicket taker of the team with 30 runs in 4 overs. Shakib took 2 wickets with 46 runs in 4 overs.
Hasan bowled the same way from start to finish. This pacer took 2 wickets with 24 runs in 4 overs. Mostafizur Rahman was dropped after playing badly in the first match in New Zealand. Did not get a wicket with the ball in preparation today.
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But Mitvyayi was in possession of the ball. He gave 31 runs in 4 overs. Apart from this, Soumya Sarkar gave 5 runs in 1 over.
Bangladesh’s weakness in the death overs is still not over. A clear impression of haphazard bowling at the end was also seen in the warm-up match against Afghanistan.
There is no substitute for controlled bowling in the death overs to do well in the main stages of the World Cup.