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Newbie Shamim delighted with series win

  • Published at 10:26 pm July 25th, 2021
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Bangladesh players celebrate with the T20I series trophy in Harare Sunday BCB

Shamim, appearing in his second international game, emerged as the hero as he brushed off the pressure and played an unbeaten innings to steer Bangladesh to victory

Bangladesh middle-order batsman Shamim Hossain Patwari is delighted with the team’s series win in his debut international series.

Bangladesh Sunday picked up a five-wicket win after chasing down a record 194 runs against hosts Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.

Opener Soumya Sarkar had laid the foundation for the mammoth chase with a 49-ball 68, while the 20-year old Shamim finished the job with a blistering 31 off 15-ball laced with six boundaries.

Shamim walked into the middle with Bangladesh in trouble reeling on 150 for 4 in 15.4 overs and needed another 44 off 26 deliveries.

But Shamim, appearing in his second international game, emerged as the hero as he brushed off the pressure and played an unbeaten innings to steer Bangladesh to victory.

“Alhamdulillah I am pleased. I was not able to finish in the last game, for which I was focused that if I get the opportunity in the next game, I will try to remain till the end. I got that opportunity and I have been able to finish the game for the team. I am very happy,” said Shamim to the media after the game.

Shamim hit his first boundary off the fifth delivery he faced in the game.

The left-handed batsman walked towards the ball from pacer Tendai Chatara and then cut it behind square to pass the fielder at point, and find the ropes.

In the next over, Bangladesh scored 15 runs, off which 14 were scored by Shamim, who hammered three consecutive boundaries.

Bangladesh required 13 off the last 12 balls in the chase.

In the 19th over, the visitors scored eight runs with a boundary from Shamim, but also lost Mahmudullah to Zimbabwe’s strike bowler Blessing Muzarabani.

With five needed from the last over, Shamim struck a boundary as he swatted the ball over the umpire for four and in the second delivery took a single to finish with the winning smile.

“You do not get many bad balls in international cricket. Most are good deliveries that you are facing, so you have to hit the good balls too and play responsibly. We were positive when Soumya bhai and Mahmudullah bhai were batting. I always felt we are going to win [Sunday],” said Shamim, a member of the Bangladesh U-19 World Cup winning team.

“International cricket is tough. It is not like U-19 or club competitions. The pressure here is immense. I understood the difference now playing for Bangladesh,” the young Bangladesh cricketer added.


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