Bangladesh Cricket team defeated the Black Caps by five wickets in a group stage match tonight in Cardiff. The win was very fruitful towards the Tiger especially for their mission to qualify in the Semi-Final of an ICC event for the first time. National team coach Chandika Hathurusinghe has praised his team and heroes Shakib-Mahmudullah after the win. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিব রিয়াদে মুগ্ধ হাথুরুসিংহে]
Tigers restricted the Black Caps for a average total of 265, after losing the toss in the tournament which has been a run festival so far. Then while chasing the Men in Red and Green had the worst possible start losing four wickets for no time but experienced Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad then formed a match winning partnership.
Therefore, their Sri Lankan coach was mighty pleased with their effort and praised them in social networking site twitter immediately after the match. He said, “Whatever happens tomorrow, this win will give immense belief to the boys going forward! Shakib and Riyad you are beauty.”
They added record 224 runs in the fifth wicket stand, making sure Bangladesh do not let the opportunity to play the semi-final go in vain without a fight. Both Shakib and Mahmudullah scored their first ever Champions trophy ton as well. Shakib was adjudged man of the match for his all-round performance.
- Maksudul HAQUE, Correspondent, bdcrictime