Bangabandhu T20 Cup: Dhaka secure first win after three consecutive loses

Mushfiqur Rahim (R) and Yasir Ali smile after ensuring the victory of Beximco Dhaka against Fortune Barishal at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka on 2 December 2020
Mushfiqur Rahim (R) and Yasir Ali smile after ensuring the victory of Beximco Dhaka against Fortune Barishal at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka on 2 December 2020UNB

Coming into their fourth game of the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020, Beximco Dhaka registered their first win beating Fortune Barishal by seven wickets in a low-scoring match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Mushfiqur Rahim, the captain of Dhaka, won the toss and opted to field first. His bowlers restricted Barishal for 108 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Dhaka scored 109 for three in 18.5 overs and won the game by seven wickets, reports news agency UNB.

Dhaka lost three wickets in 54 runs. In the fourth wicket stand, Mushfiqur and Yasir Ali posted an unbeaten 55 runs and won the game.

Earlier, three out of four top batsmen of Barishal failed to reach a two-digit score after sent to bat first. Two among them returned to pavilion without scoring.

Mushfiqur Rahim (M) celebrate a wicket with teammates in the match against Fortune Barishal at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka on 2 December 2020

Mushfiqur Rahim (M) celebrate a wicket with teammates in the match against Fortune Barishal at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka on 2 December 2020
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Right-handed opener Saif Hassan got a chance to play Bangabandhu T20 Cup for the first time with this game but could manage only nine runs off 14 deliveries.

The next two batsmen — Parvez Hossain Emon and Afif Hossain — failed to post anything on the board while Tamim Iqbal was the only top-order who managed a two-digit score, 31 off 31 balls with three fours and a six.

Tamim and Towhid Hridoy put up a 37-run partnership in the fourth wicket stand which was the highest in the innings. Towhid posted 33 off 33 balls with two fours and one six.

For Dhaka, right-arm spinner Robiul Islam Robi bagged four wickets conceding 20 runs, which is his best bowling figures in T20s. Shafiqul Islam took two wickets while Rubel Hossain and Nayeem Hasan bag one each.

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