Taijul Islam erupted with joy after becoming the first Bangladeshi to take a wicket off the very ball in T20Is
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam made his T20I debut after playing 25 Test matches and half a dozen ODIs for the Tigers.
And the left-armer started his T20I career in the perfect way as he picked up a wicket in his very first delivery.
It was the first ball of the second over and experienced Brendan Taylor was at the crease.
It was a tossed up delivery from Taijul outside off stump and Taylor went for a slog sweep.
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But the Zimbabwean wicketkeeper-batsman was unable to connect it and managed an edge which went to short third man; Mahmudullah doing the rest.
Taijul erupted with joy after becoming the first Bangladeshi to take a wicket off the very ball in T20Is.
Don’t forget, Taijul also took a hat-trick on ODI debut.
It seems the left-arm spinner is useful in the shorter formats as well after continuously showcasing heroics in Tests where he recently became the fastest Bangladeshi to bag 100 Test wickets.
ZIMBABWE INNINGS R B
Taylor c Mahmudullah b Taijul 6 5
Masakadza c Sabbir b Saifuddin 34 26
Ervine c Mosaddek b Mustafizur 11 14
Williams c & b Mosaddek 2 3
Maruma run out (Shakib) 1 2
Burl not out 57 32
Mutombodzi not out 27 26
Extras (lb 2, w 4) 6
Total (18 Overs) 144/5
Fall Of Wickets
1-7 (Taylor), 2-51 (Ervine), 3-56 (Masakadza), 4-56 (Williams), 5-63 (Maruma)
Shakib 4-0-49-0, Taijul 3-0-26-1, Saifuddin 4-0-26-1, Mustafizur 4-0-31-1, Mosaddek 3-0-10-1
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Liton b Chatara 19 14
Soumya c Madziva b Jarvis 4 7
Shakib c Masakadza b Chatara 1 3
Mushfiqur c Taylor b Jarvis 0 1
Mahmudullah lbw b Burl 14 16
Sabbir c Burl b Madziva 15 15
Mosaddek not out 30 24
Afif c Masakadza b Madziva 52 26
Saifuddin not out 6 2
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 3) 7
Total (17.4 overs) 148/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-26 (Liton), 2-26 (Soumya), 3-27 (Mushfiqur), 4-29 (Shakib), 5-56 (Mahmudullah), 6-60 (Sabbir), 7-142 (Afif)
Williams 3-0-31-0, Jarvis 4-0-31-2, Chatara 4-0-32-2, Burl 3-0-27-1, Madziva 3.4-0-25-2
Bangladesh won by three wickets
MoM: Afif Hossain