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Mushfiq-Mahmudullah at Sajghar in three overs

Wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was on his way to a century after completing his personal half-century. But he was bowled out by Adil Rashid. After one over, Rashid came to the bowling again. Mahmudullah Riyad is bold this time. Till writing this report, Bangladesh has collected 170 runs for 5 wickets.

Now Shakib is unbeaten on 24 runs and Afif on 1 run.

At the beginning of the match in Chittagong, Tiger team leader Tamim Iqbal Khan decided to bat after winning the toss. But Bangladesh did not start well with the bat. Liton Kumar Das returned to Sajghar on the fifth ball of the first over of the innings. Tamim Iqbal was dismissed for 11 runs in the third over. English pacer Sam Curran took both wickets.

Bangladesh lost two wickets in the end and became a bit disoriented. Then Mushfiqur Rahim and Nazmul Hossain Shanto handled the pressure in the third wicket pair. Both picked up half-centuries. The pair made 98 runs. Then at one point he moved from on strike to strike edge to take a single. Shant could not reach even if he ran later. He got out for 53 runs off 71 balls.

Meanwhile, Mushfiqur was playing brilliantly with Shakib. But he could not last long. As Adil Rashid did, Mushi batted in an aggressive manner. But he was bowled if there was no contact between the ball and the bat. He scored 71 runs off 93 balls. Mahmudullah Riyad scored 8 runs off 9 balls in the next wicket.

(06 March/MM)


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