The match was against Fortune Barisal against Rangpur Riders but it turned out to be a Shakib-Tamim fight. Everyone knows about the bitter relationship between the two players centered around the national team in recent times. Because of that, the audience’s interest in this match is worth noting.
Even before the start of the match, a fight of words was seen between the fans of the two players. But Shakib lost to Tamim in the heat of the field. To be specific, Fortune Barisal defeated Rangpur Riders by 5 wickets.
Meanwhile, Shoaib Malik suddenly came to the discussion before the match. Sania Mirza has not officially announced the divorce yet, before that he introduced his third wife Sana Javed. After the marriage, he entered the field for the first time today and left the field undefeated on the first day, ensuring the victory of the team.
But the excitement surrounding the match is all about Shakib-Tamim. After Shakib’s failure with the bat, the fight that everyone was looking forward to watching also gave the audience extra entertainment. Shakib picked up the ball for the first time in the fifth over of the Comilla innings. Tamim Iqbal at the end of the strike. The entire gallery of Mirpur was full of cheers for the fans of the two experienced players. Tamim took a single by pushing Shakib’s first ball to mid-wicket.
Left-arm spinner Shakib gave Rangpur the first break-through by turning Ibrahim Jadran caught by Mehdi Hasan in a great delivery on the very next ball. As long as Tamim was at the wicket, Shakib bowled two overs. Fortune Barisal’s left-handed opener scored 5 runs with 7 ball strikes in two overs.
Tamim was aggressive in the match even though Shakib’s ball was played a bit more. Batting in response to Rangpur’s 134 runs, Tamim hit a boundary through the third man zone on the first ball of the innings. His aggression continued till the eighth over. Tamim returned to the pavilion after being stumped by Mohammed Nabi’s ball. The batsman’s run was 35 when the team was dismissed for 66 runs. Tamim’s 24-ball innings had 5 fours and a six.
Even then, Barisal had a hard time winning. Barisal lost the third wicket on the first ball of the next over. Soumya Sarkar could not settle down after coming to the wicket for four. Soumya, who scored 1 run in 2 balls, returned with a catch in the hands of Nabi in a great delivery by Hasan Murad.
Then Mehdi Hasan Miraj kept Barisal running with Mushfiqur Rahim. The duo added 27 runs for the fourth wicket partnership. In the 13th over of the innings, Murad broke the pair by returning Mirage.
Barisal was 41 runs away from victory. 45 balls and 6 wickets in hand. Experienced Shoaib Malik with Mushfiqur on the wicket. The victory of Barisal was considered a matter of time. As the heat of the match was over, the spectators also relaxed. In the 17th over of the innings, Shakib took the responsibility of bringing back the heat.
The Bangladeshi all-rounder defeated Mushfiqur on the fourth ball of his last over. Barisal lost the fifth wicket for 113 runs. Mushfiq scored 26 runs off 27 balls.
12 runs were needed in the last two overs. Mahmudullah Riyad hit 2 sixes off 11 balls for 19 runs with 5 balls left to ensure victory for Barisal. On the other hand, Shoaib Malik was unbeaten on 17 runs off 18 balls.
Tamim’s highest innings is 35 runs. On the other hand, Shakib is also the best bowler of his team with 2 wickets for 16 runs.