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Bangladesh didn’t lose Mashrafe’s 200th match

Mahedi Hasan from Mirpur
|  09 Dec 2018, 00:00 | Update : 09 Dec 2018, 21:39
As if the floodlights of Mirpur home of cricket has lost to Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. At one end he is playing cricket and on the other hand he has joined politics. Following that the discussion-criticism is going on. Many claimed that Mashrafe’s concentration has gone from cricket as he joined in politics. Along with the criticism the extra pressure or unique attainment of 200th match was included. But the team’s victory is above all to the tigers’ captain. But keeping aside the tension he went for toss though he did not win it in the milestone match.

Caribbean captain Rovman Powell opted to bat first but it was not comfortable for them.

The visitors had to stop before the team total reached nearly two hundred. Shakib Al Hasan stroke the opening pair and Mashrafe broke the top order. Along with there were controlled bowling of Miraz and Mustafizur.

Shakib bagan with taking the wicket of Kaieran Powell. After that Mashrafe sent back Darren Bravo with a spectacular catch of Tamim Iqbal. Then he bagged the wicket of Shai Hope who scored 43 runs. The tiger captain also sent back Rovman Powell when their total runs were 119.

Not only Mashrafe, another pacer Mustafizur Rahman also took three wickets. The Cutter Master bagged wickets of Roston Chase, Keemo Paul and Devendra Bishoo. Mustafiz gave away 30 runs in 10 overs. Mehedy Miraz, Shakib and Rubel took one wicket each.

The Caribbean innings stopped with 194 runs with loss of 9 wickets.

In response to chase the target of 195 runs the opening pair broke down when the team total was 37 runs. Tamim returned to the dressing room scoring 12 runs. Then Imrul Kayes returned scoring 4 runs being bowled by Ohsane Thomas.

Then the pair of Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim tackled the situation. They made a partnership of 47 runs. Liton was out for 41 runs but Mushfiq made his career’s 31st half century. He played an innings of 55 runs facing 70 balls. Mr. dependable left the crease unbeaten. Mahmudullah also was not out 14 facing 21 balls. In the middle Shakib scored 30 runs while Soumya scored 19.

To get the 5 wicket win Bangladesh have to face 35.1 overs bowling. The home side began the three match ODI series in orderly fashion.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza made his 200th match memorable being Man of the Match after getting three wickets giving away 30 runs.

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