Bangladesh managed to edge past hosts Sri Lanka to set up final clash against India of the Nidahas Trophy 2018. In a roller-coaster 6th T20I, the visitors managed to held on their nerves and beat the hosts by 2 wickets. The introduction of Shakib Al Hasan to the squad probably lifted Bangladesh’s spirits across all departments. Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah were the stars in Bangladesh’s chase.
Every moment of the match is full of adventure. The thrill of the game was increased manifold in the last over. After the dismissal of Shakib Al Hasan on the last ball of the 18th over, Bangladesh Fans silenced in the stadium silenced There was a ball on the straight pad, That ball was coming straight into the pad, it was not expected that Shakib would be out on this ball but luck was with Sri Lanka. In an attempt to swap from the upper edge of the bat, Shakib directly gave the ball in the hands of Akila Dananjaya.
Mahmudullah kept Bangladesh’s hopes alive, taking the equation to 12 off 7. Then a brain-fade moment saw Mehedi Hasan run himself out to an unnecessary single, trying to retain strike when the sensible thing would have been to give the strike to Mahmudullah.
Mustafizur Rahman swung and missed two bouncers. Then he got run out as Mahmudullah scampered for a bye. This was followed by high-intensity drama, with a livid Shakib calling his players off the field.
When play eventually resumed, Mahmudullah finished off the match with a four, a two and a six. He finished on 43 not out from 18 balls.
Earlier, Sri Lanka were lifted to 159 for 7, thanks to knocks by Kusal and Thisara Perera. The Pereras added 97 for the sixth wicket. Kusal reached his 10th and Thisara Perera his maiden T20I fifty during the innings.
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