Bangladesh honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has watched the memorable win of the country against New Zealand on Friday at the historic Sophia Gardens in Cardiff and conveyed her heartfelt congratulations to the Tigers for achieving a masterful win. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “এমন লড়াই করে জয় অনেক উপভোগ্য”]
“A fighting win is always special and pleasing” – she said; “Tigers should continue the consistency of this fighting spirit, win must come our way” – Prime Minister cheered.
Ace all – rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad who has been an unsung hero for the team, stunned the Kiwis with a record breaking partnership to keep their dreams alive of reaching into the semi – final of the prestigious ICC tournament.
The reminiscence of Cardiff win against Australia in 2005 is back once again, this time with greater supremacy and zeal by Bangladeshi performers, especially Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad.
Bangladesh, at one stage, tottered in 33 runs losing 4 top order wickets. When hopes became faded to grasp the match from the Kiwis, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad, with picking up little stones from here and there, built up the great castle of victory, which they achieved with 16 balls to spare in the innings.
Bangladesh, though, yet not been placed in the semi – finals, have to watch out the game between England and Australia on Saturday.