This was a compare of many moods and vacillating emotions. Eventually a packaged Sher-e-Bangla Stadium went on a jubilee overdrive. The hosts showed superb resolve, both in batting and bowling, to down Sri Lanka. The outcome attested Bangladesh’s swell in a shortest format, where they have infrequently seemed clueless.
Sabbir Rahman scripted this win with an glorious 80 off 54 balls. For a initial 10 innings Rahman played in T20 internationals, he had usually one half-century. In a subsequent 7 innings, he got has dual more, besides 3 40-plus scores. The Rajsahi boy, who done his general entrance dual years ago, is building late. He gave a good comment of himself opposite India, personification a sole palm and scoring 44 off 32 balls. But this was a game-changing knock.
Rahman came really tighten to transcend Tamim Iqbal’s 88 – particular top by a Bangladesh cricketer in T20s. He also missed out on being a initial Bangladesh cricketer to have a T20 general ton. But that frequency mattered.
Fearlessness was executive to Rahman’s batting. His counterattack opposite Nuwan Kulasekara was breathtaking. The gifted Sri Lankan quick bowler was uninformed from Soumya Sarkar’s scalp in a prior over. The success came on a heels of Angelo Mathews dismissing Mohammad Mithun in a really initial over of a match. But Rahman motionless to take a conflict to a opposition. He churned Kulasekara to a mid-wicket range for a 4 followed by a 6 and dual fours in a subsequent 3 balls. Sri Lanka were taken aback. “I attempted to play ball-by-ball. After two-three wickets there was vigour and we only attempted something different. we played to my strengths,” Rahman pronounced after a match.
Mushfiqur Rahim fell chase to a brew adult in a subsequent over though Rahman was unfazed. He incited his courtesy to medium-pacer Thisara Perera and clobbered him for 3 true fours. It was purify attack and top-class vigour management. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah, too, contributed good to take their group to 147/7 – standard measure opposite an iffy Sri Lankan batting.
But during 76/1 after 10.5 overs a Islanders seemed to be coasting. Their premier batsman, Dinesh Chandimal, forsaken on nought by Sarkar during second slip, was batting judiciously. Shehan Jayasuriya, too, was relocating along during a satisfactory clip.
Together, they had combined 56 runs for a second wicket. Then, Chandimal did a Mike Gatting and retreat swept a shortish smoothness from Mahmudullah true to Taskin Ahmed during low point. Shakib fooled Jayasuriya in a subsequent over with Nurul Hasan completing an easy stumping. It was a commencement of a finish for Sri Lanka. They free shortly after in perceptibly unimaginable fashion, losing a subsequent 6 wickets for 39 runs.
A shining Mustafizur Rahman ensured cancelled out any death-overs trip for Bangladesh. The vigour he combined resulted in Al-Amin Hossain removing a integrate of wickets during a other end. The 23-run win was good deserved.