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Opener Shanto misses opportunity

  • Published at 11:48 pm September 21st, 2019
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Bangladesh's Nazmul Hossain Shanto plays a shot Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Nazmul Hossain Shanto scored 11 in his debut match Wednesday and in Saturday's match against Afghanistan he once again failed to make good of the chance as he made only five

Bangladesh top-order batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto failed to capitalize yet another chance as the left-hander scored just five runs off eight deliveries during their tri-nation T20I series match against Afghanistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Saturday. 

Shanto was picked in the squad in the middle of the series along with another opener Naim Sheikh. 

Team management opted to give Shanto opportunity in the shortest format ahead of Naim and the former made his T20I debut in the last game against Zimbabwe. 

Shanto scored 11 in his debut match Wednesday and in Saturday's match against Afghanistan he once again failed to make good of the chance as he made only five.

Shanto tried to play an on drive but failed to read the slower delivery from Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq. 

As a result the ball went in the air in the mid-wicket region and Afghan skipper Rashid Khan made no mistake taking the catch comfortably. 

With Tamim Iqbal available in the next series and Soumya Sarkar waiting in the wings, Shanto’s chances of keeping his position in the playing XI is getting tough until or unless he plays a brilliant innings in the final.

6TH T20I

AFGHANISTAN INNINGS             R    B

Rahmanullah c & b Mustafizur            29    27

Hazratullah c Mustafizur b Afif            47    35

Asghar c Najmul b Afif                0    2

Najibullah b Saifuddin                14    16

Nabi lbw b Shakib                4    6

Naib run out (Mahmudullah/Mushfiq)        1    1

Shafiqullah not out                23    17

Karim c Mustafizur b Shafiul            3    4

Rashid not out                    11    13

Extras (lb 1, nb 1, w 4)                6

Total (20 Overs)                    138/7

Fall Of Wickets

1-75 (Hazratullah), 2-75 (Asghar), 3-80 (Rahmanullah), 4-88 (Nabi), 5-96 (Naib), 6-109 (Najibullah, 7-114 (Karim)

Bowling

Saifuddin 4-0-23-1, Shafiul 4-0-24-1, Shakib 4-0-24-1, Mahmudullah 1-0-16-0, Mustafizur 3-0-31-1, Mosaddek 1-0-10-0, Afif 3-1-9-2    

BANGLADESH INNINGS         R    B

Liton c Asghar b Mujeeb     4    10

Shanto c Rashid b Naveen    5    8

Shakib  not out            70    45

Mushfiqur c Shafiqullah b Karim 26    25

Mahmudullah lbw b Rashid     6    8

Sabbir c Gurbaz b Naveen    1    2

Afif b Rashid             2    4

Mosaddek not out        19    12

Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 4)         6

Total (19 Overs)            139/6

Fall Of Wickets

1-9 (Liton), 2-12 (Shanto), 3-70 (Mushfiq), 4-93 (Mahmudullah), 5-96 (Sabbir), 6-104 (Afif)

Bowling

Mujeeb 4-0-19-1, Naveen 4-0-20-2, Karim 3-0-31-1, Naib 2-0-16-0, Nabi 3-0-24-0, Rashid 3-0-27-2    

Bangladesh won by four wickets

MoM: Shakib al Hasan