Tamim’s batting knocks get Khulna first victory
Published: 10:11 PM, 28 November 2020
Tamim Iqbal’s outstanding batting performance gave the Fortune Barishal a five wickets victory over Minister Group Rajshahi in the 6th match of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital on Saturday evening. This is the first victory for Barishal in the tournament.
Chasing an easy target of 133, Mehidy Hasan Miraz went to the dressing room for only 5 runs in the 2nd over of Rajshahi. Miraz uppercuts Ebadat’s ball, but straight down the throat of the thirdman fielder Rejaur. Miraz scored only 1 run.
After Miraz’s gone, Tamim Iqbal and Parvez Hossain Emon made an excellent partnership of 61 runs. Although Emon went to the pavilion in the 9th over, Tamim continues to score runs with Towhid Hridoy that helps him to get the fifty. Unbeaten Tamim took the team to a victory run with Mahidul Islam Ankon in the 19th over of the match.
Rajshahi’s Mukidul Islam took 2 wickets while Ebadat Hossain and Mahedi Hasan took one wicket each.
Earlier, Fortune Barishal skipper Tamim Iqbal won the toss and invited Shanto’s team to bat first. Batting first, Minister Group Rajshahi collected 132 runs in 20 overs by losing 9 wickets.
Rajshahi captain Shanto and Anisul Islam Emon started very well, however, after the dismissal of Shanto, who scored 24 runs, Rajshahi fell in trouble as they lost Rony Talukder, Mohammad Ashraful, and Emon, also scored 24 runs, quickly. Ashraful did not make double digits in this match too.
Later, Fazle Mahmud tried to helm the innings with Mahedi Hasan, who scored the highest 31 for Rajshahi, however, after Fazle’s dismissal – the team could not score big. Fazle Mahmud scored 31 runs off 32 balls.
Besides Rabbi’s four wickets, Mehidy Hasan Miraz took two wickets while Abu Jayed and Taskin Ahmed took one wicket each.