Bangabandhu T20 Cup: Dhaka win low-scoring affair against Barishal
Publish- December 02, 2020, 06:05 PM
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Coming into their fourth game of the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020, Beximco Dhaka registered their first win beating Fortune Barishal by seven wickets in a low-scoring match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of Dhaka, won the toss and opted to field first and restricted Barishal for 108 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Dhaka scored 109 for three in 18.5 overs and won the game by seven wickets.
Dhaka lost three wickets in 54 runs. In the fourth wicket stand, Mushfiqur and Yasir Ali posted 55 runs and won the game. While Mushfiqur was unbeaten for 23, Yasir posted 44 not-out. Dhaka needed 16 runs in the last two overs. Yasir completed the task in the 19th over bowled by Taskin Ahmed. He smashed two sixes in that over.
Earlier, three out of four top batsmen of Barishal failed to reach a two-digit score after sent to bat first, and two among them suffered a duck each.
Right-handed opener Saif Hassan got a chance to play Bangabandhu T20 Cup for the first time with this game but posted only nine runs off 14 deliveries.
The next two batsmen— Parvez Hossain Emon and Afif Hossain— failed to post anything on the board while Tamim Iqbal was the only top-order who posted a two-digit score— 31 off 31 balls with three fours and one six.
Tamim and Towhid Hridoy put up a 37-run partnership in the fourth wicket stand which was the highest in the innings. Towhid posted 33 off 33 balls with two fours and one six.
For Dhaka, right-arm spinner Robiul Islam Robi bagged four wickets conceding 20 runs, which is his best bowling figures in T20s. Shafiqul Islam took two wickets while Rubel Hossain and Nayeem Hasan bag one each.