Bangladesh has gone one more step to establish the “Brand Bangladesh” in T20. Once again in this tournament, they have beaten Sri Lanka with 2 wickets remaining. Now Bangladesh will play the final of Nidahas trophy against India on Sunday.
Bangladesh started their Nidahas trophy mission as an underdog. Sri Lanka was considered as a hot favorite of this tournament as they are the host. However, Bangladesh managed to beat them in 2 matches where India was failed to beat them in their 2 matches.
For a long time, fans were missing Shakib Al Hasan. That’s why after finishing the match, Mahmudullah was saying that Shakib Al Hasan is a boost for the team and really, he is. The way he started as a captain it’s expected to lock down Sri Lanka’s score less than 130. But the dangerous Thisara and K Perera didn’t let it happen. They fought back well against Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka managed to score 159/7. In the second innings, Tamim gave a good start to the team but Liton wasn’t ready to give a good start. He couldn’t make a single run. Then Sabbir’s 13 from 8 balls wasn’t an extraordinary knock.
After losing 2 early wickets Bangladesh was in a little bit pressure. But Mr. Dependable Mushfiq and Boom Boom Tamim gave a relief to their fans. However, Mushfiq scored only 28 runs but played important innings at that moment.
For the last 3 matches, we didn’t see our expected knock from Mahmudullah. In the previous Ban vs SL match, Liton scored 43 runs from 19 balls. But in this match, Mahmudullah played a winning knock of 43 runs from 18 balls which helped him to get the man of the match award. What an outrageous batting by Mahmudullah!
It was a dramatical win for Bangladesh. Anyone can say this after watching the Brett Lee’s expression. Actually, Bangladesh dominated the match. After all, Bangladesh won the match.
Everything was going well. Suddenly last 3 wickets collapsed quickly. It was a little bit pressure for Bangladesh and also for Mahmudullah. He also told that he was a little bit nervous at that moment.
In the last over, Bangladesh needed 12 runs from 6 balls. Udana came to ball that over. Mustafiz was at the striking point. The first ball was a bouncer and umpire didn’t call it. Again, a bouncer from the baller and Mustafiz was being run out to take a single from that ball. But this time also umpire didn’t call it and it was meant to be a No-ball. No one didn’t understand that it would turn into a big fight and could have stopped the game.
Shakib did not agree to play the match and called off the boys from the field. But Mahmudullah has not finished yet. They came back to the battle and scored a four from the next ball. In the last 2 balls, Bangladesh needed 6 runs. The whole stadium and play came to halt for a moment. Then Mahmudullah struck a six and confirmed their place in the final. Now Bangla tigers have learned to do Nagin dance after winning the match!