There can be a lot of controversy off the field. There can be many discussions and criticisms about him, But Shakib Al Hasan on the field is completely different. Shakib has nothing to say other than the performance here. Shakib’s name is involved in the jewelry shop scam in Dubai, even if he doesn’t want to. The scandal did not go away. Meanwhile, Shakib performed on the field.
After losing 3 wickets for 81 runs against Ireland, when Bangladesh’s batting started to falter, Shakib took over. Anointed Tawhid makes a great pair with Hridaya. Along with that, the world’s best all-rounder was on the way to the 10th century in his career.
But Shakib’s 10th century did not happen for only 7 runs. He had to get out after scoring 93 runs. Shakib wanted to play the shot from Graham Hume. But the ball hits the bottom edge and goes to the wicketkeeper. A strong cut behind the appeal. The umpire responded to that request.
Shakib returned with 93 runs off 89 balls and 9 boundaries. Before that, however, he became the second Bangladeshi to complete the milestone of seven thousand runs.
As writing this report, after 39 overs, Bangladesh’s collection is 233 runs for 4 wickets. Towhid Hridoy is unbeaten on 64 and Mushfiqur on 9 runs.
Earlier, Irish captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and decided to field at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh has been invited to bat.
The Tigers did not start well. Tamim Iqbal has not had a big inning from his bat for a long time. Fifty did not appear in the three matches against England. He got out quickly in the first ODI against Ireland.
In the third over of the innings, Tamim returned with a slip catch while playing the ball outside the body of the Irish pacer Mark Adair. Bangladesh captain only 3.
Liton was moving forward with confidence despite losing his partner. But he could not increase the innings after being set. Litton caught Starling off Kurtis Kampfer. He scored 26 runs off 31 balls with 2 fours and 1 six.
Najmul Hossain Shanto has now become a symbol of continuity. The runs are coming from his bat regularly. But the left-handed batsman still has the habit of giving away wickets after being set.
He played well against Ireland today. Also, make two small pairs. But while playing well, he was suddenly out of sight. Off Spinner, McBreen’s ball got a lot of space between the bat pads and broke the stumps. Shanto returned to 25 off 34 balls with 1 boundary.