Sports Desk: Bangladesh collected 127 runs for 7 wickets in their first match in the 15th Asia Cup. The Tiger batters could not score runs in 44 balls in the twenty over game.
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Bangladesh won the toss in Sharjah and lost a wicket in the second over. Naeem Sheikh (6) was bowled by the last ball of Mujib ur Rahman’s first over. This spinner took the wicket of the last ball even when he came to bowl the second over. Anamul Haque traps Vijay (5) back lbw.
Shakib Al Hasan hit Naveen-ul-Haq with two fours in a row, but Mujib stood in the way. Shakib bowled for 11 (9) runs off the second ball of his third over.
Rashid Khan took the wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim in his first over. This leg spinner LLBWed Mushfiqur for 1 run.
Rashid also brought back Afif Hossain (12), who is now known as a hard hitter, with lbw. Mahmudullah Riyad and Mosaddek Hossain took the lead of the team which lost 5 wickets for 53 runs.
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36 runs from the duo. Mahmudullah, who has been out of form for a long time, has played more balls than runs today. He scored 25 runs off 27 balls before being caught by Rashid. Only Mosaddek Hossain has spread light among a bunch of failed batters.