Sports Desk: Bangladesh was sweating even after defeating the United Arab Emirates. The Tigers got a hard-earned victory in the last over of a breath-taking match. The team led by Nurul Hasan Sohan lost to the hosts by 7 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.


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With this victory, Bangladesh took a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20 series.


UAE needed just 11 runs from the last over to win. Had 2 wickets in hand. UAE batsman Junaid Siddiqui scored 3 runs in the first two balls of Sharifoil Islam’s over. The young pacer Shariful secured the team’s victory by picking up 2 wickets in the next two balls.


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Bangladesh lost the toss and batted first in the first match of the series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for 47 runs in 7.1 overs and lost the fifth wicket for 77 runs.


Afif Hossain played a responsible innings on the day of the team’s batting disaster. Bangladesh managed to score 158 runs for 5 wickets thanks to this middle order batsman. Afif Hossain remains unbeaten with 77 runs off 55 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes for the team. Sohan scored an unbeaten 35 off 22 balls with two fours and two sixes.
The team needed 11 runs in the last over. Three runs in the first two balls, the Emirates had a chance to see the arrows, Aryan who was still there! But the host’s tide sank soon after. Shariful sent back Aryan, picked up Junaid in the next ball. With that, Bangladesh took the hard-earned victory by 7 runs, drowning the Emirates in despair.


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Chasing the target, UAE were bowled out for 151 runs in 19.4 overs in front of Bangladesh’s controlled bowling. Shariful Islam and Mehdi Hasan Miraj took 3 wickets each in Bangladesh’s victory. Mostafizur Rahman took 2 wickets.


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