World number one all rounder Shakib Al Hasan performed a brilliant all around performance as his team Leicestershire foxes ended up in a thrilling tie with Lancashire lightning in their 7th match in Friend’s life T20 yesterday at Grace Road.
The game had started after several times of torrential downpours during the day. Leicestershire captain Joshuna Cobb won the toss and elected to bat first. Although Lancashire gave good demonstration in bowling Shakib played a brilliant quick fire knock of 23 in just 16 balls before he was caught behind. Mc Clenaghan took 2/29 and Kabir Ali grabbed 3/23. Leicester ended up in 139/9. [Watch: Video Clip: Incredible Catch by Tamim Iqbal]
Lancashire started to chase with a maiden first up. The first four came at the fifth over. Lightning found it hard to move the score forward with 56/3 at halfway. Shakib came to bowl a good first over and took a prolific catch around the corner of Croft (19, 15 balls).
Shakib’s came back over was also successful as he left only 3 runs in that over and ran out danger man Prince (16,14balls). In the ultimate over where Lancashire Lighting required 13 runs to win the match , Shakib stepped up to bowl. He pulled Lancashire back on that total of 13 as the two team ended up in a tie.