It was a golden chance missed by Mushfiqur Rahim to score big and get more confidence before the final
Middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is not on song in the ongoing series as the experienced right-handed batsman scored 32, five and nought in his last three innings.
Although he scored an important 32 in the last game against Zimbabwe at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Wednesday, the innings was not fluent for Mushfiq who is considered one of the best batsmen of Bangladesh.
Mushfiq once again formed a crucial partnership with Shakib al Hasan at the middle against Afghanistan at the ZACS Saturday when Bangladesh lost two early wickets, and made 26 off 25.
He survived in the 10th over while trying to clear the boundary over deep mid wicket against Mohammed Nabi.
@BCBtigers 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 @ACBofficials at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Saturdayhttps://t.co/7xRoRWbiml#BCB— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) September 21, 2019
But the Afghan fielder put down a sitter and Mushfiq survived.
However, in the next over against Karim Janat, Mushfiq again tried to clear the boundary over the same region but this time got caught comfortably by Shafiqullah Shafaq.
So a golden chance missed by Mushfiq to score big and get more confidence before the final.
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)
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)
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