Fortunately, the fourth ball of the 26th over was no. Shariful Islam has left the field, Hasan Mahmud has gone down to the field. In this situation, the umpire brought Shariful back. No ball on the third bouncer of the over, the Bangladeshi batsman gets a new life.
No, it did not change the fate of the match. But the Bangladeshi left-arm pacer got a new lease of life as he went on to strike again in the last ball of the over, and he produced one of the best catches in ODI history.
This is the most interesting moment of the second innings of Bangladesh’s run loss in the first ODI of the series against New Zealand. Before that Bangladeshi batting which only gave rise to irritation. Bangladesh scored 200 runs by losing 9 wickets in 30 overs.
Seeing the length ball, Shariful came forward and hit it. Will Young mistakes the direction of that ball on the mid-wicket boundary. The centurion of the first innings started to retreat after realizing the mistake of going ahead first. Seeing the ball passing over his head, he leaned back and extended his right hand behind his body. Not only did he stop the ball floating in the air, but he also caught the unbalanced body before it touched the boundary rope.
A little later, Rachin Ravindra dropped a very simple catch and explained how incredible such a catch by Young was in Dunedin in the dark.
New Zealand scored 239 runs in 30 overs. The target became 245 in the Rain Act. Had it not been for four runouts in the last 8 balls, the target could have been bigger.
However, Bangladesh’s batting has shown that the target is big or small – it doesn’t matter.