The leggie could not have asked for a better first over in the international arena as he bagged a wicket in the third ball
Bangladesh have been searching for a leg-spinner in shorter formats for quite a long time now.
During the ongoing tri-nation T20I series, they had picked Mahedi Hasan but could not manage to give him game time.
Another batsman-cum-legspinner Aminul Islam Biplob was included after two matches of the series and the all-rounder made his debut in their third match against Zimbabwe at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Wednesday.
Credit goes mainly to Liton Das as the right-handed opener scored 38 off just 22 deliveries including four fours and a couple of sixes.https://t.co/WRnLtuxwSR#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #BANGLADESHCRICKET #LITON #DAS #LITONDAS #ZIMBABWE #ZIMBABWECRICKET #ZC— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) September 18, 2019
The leggie could not have asked for a better first over in the international arena as he bagged a wicket in the third ball.
It was a tossed up delivery from Aminul in the seventh over of the innings and Tinotenda Mutombodzi tried to clear the boundary only to be caught at long-off by Nazmul Hossain Shanto.
Aminul later also trapped Zimbabwe skipper Hamilton Masakadza in front in the ninth over of the innings and returned with bowling figure of 2/18 in his quota of four overs.
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Shanto c & b Jarvis 11 9
Liton c Madziva b Mpofu 38 22
Shakib c Williams b Burl 10 9
Mushfiq c Taylor b Mutombodzi 32 26
Mahmudullah c Williams b Jarvis 62 41
Afif c Taylor b Mpofu 7 8
Mosaddek c Chakabva b Jarvis 2 3
Saifuddin not out 2 1
Aminul not out 0 0
Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7
Total (19.5 Overs) 171/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-49 (Shanto), 2-55 (Liton), 3-65 (Shakib), 4-143 (Mushfiq), 5-159 (Afif), 6-169 (Mahmudullah), 7-169 (Mosaddek)
Ndlovu 3-0-32-0, Jarvis 3.5-0-28-3, Mpofu 4-0-42-2, Williams 4-0-26-0, Burl 1-0-13-1, Mutombodzi 3-0-17-1, Madziva 1-0-10-0
ZIMBABWE INNINGS R B
Taylor c Shakib b Saifuddin 0 5
Masakadza (c) b Aminul 25 25
Chakabva b Shakib 0 2
Williams c Afif b Shafiul 2 5
Mutombodzi c Shanto b Biplob 11 9
Burl b Shafiul 1 3
Mutumbami c Saifuddin b Shafiul 54 32
Madziva run out (Shakib) 9 15
Jarvis c sub (Sabbir) b Mustafizur 27 20
Ndlovu b Mustafizur 2 4
Mpofu not out 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3) 5
Total (20 Overs) 136/10
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Taylor), 2-2 (Chakabva), 3-8 (Williams), 4-35 (Mutombodzi), 5-37 (Burl), 6-44 (Masakadza), 7-66 (Madziva), 8-124 (Mutumbami), 9-136 (Jarvis), 10-136 (Ndlovu)
Saifuddin-4-0-14, Shakib 4-0-28-1, Shafiul 4-0-36-3, Mustafizur 4-0-38, Aminul 4-0-18-2
Result: Bangladesh won by 39 runs