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Mahmudullah half century, Bangladesh is turning around

In their seventh match against Pakistan in the current World Cup, Bangladesh lost 3 wickets for just 23 runs after winning the toss. After that Liton Das and Mahmudullah Riyad formed a pair to save the team from disaster. Bangladesh is turning around with 79 runs from this pair.

Both these batsmen were on the verge of individual half-centuries. But Liton returned to the dressing room after scoring 45 runs. Mahmudullah Riyad scored a personal half-century against Pakistan today despite Lytton’s return.

Mahmudullah Riyad who played number five in today’s match after much criticism. At number five, he formed a pair with Liton and took the lead in the team. And picked up a personal half century. Today he picked up a half century off 58 balls. Earlier, he scored a century against South Africa.

Liton Das and Tanjid Hasan Tamim opened for Bangladesh today. Both openers could not open the account of runs in the first over of the match.

Shaheen Afridi hit the Bangladesh camp before opening the run book. Tanjid has sent back Hasan Tamim after LBW. Tamim took the review when Ampaya responded to Afridi’s LBW appeal. But it was of no use. Tamim returned and completed 100 wickets in ODIs.

After Tamim, Shanto also went back. He was also returned by Shaheen Afidri. Shanta Shahin Afridi, who scored 4 runs in 3 balls, was caught by Usama Mir and went back to the dugout. On his departure, Bangladesh lost 2 wickets for 6 runs.

Mushfiq also returned after Shant, leaving the team in danger. In the face of criticism, Mushfiqur was played at number 4 today, but he was unsuccessful. He returned with 5 runs off 8 balls.

Liton and Mahmudullah pulled the team into disaster after losing 3 wickets for 23 runs. Bangladesh was turning around with this pair. But this pair was broken by Liton’s departure for the team’s 102 runs. 79 runs come from this pair.

Lyton, who was on the brink of a half-century, scored 45 runs off 64 balls and returned to Sajghar after being caught by Agha Salman at mid-wicket off Iftikhar Ahmed. He missed his half century by just 5 runs.

Although Liton returned, Mahmudullah Riyad brought up his half-century against Pakistan. Today he scored 58 runs off 58 balls.

Bangladesh entered the field today with a change against Pakistan. Tawheed Hridoy returned to the team instead of Sheikh Mehdi. Meanwhile, there are three changes in the Pakistan team. Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz are replaced by Fakhar, Usama Mir and Agha Salman.

Bangladesh XI: Liton Das, Tanjid Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Tawheed Hriday, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shariful Islam

Pakistan XI: Abdullah Shafiq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf

(October 31/NBW)


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