‘Miraz was not out,’ says Shakib

'Miraz was not out,' says Shakib When the 155 run fourth wicket partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal was detached, Bangladesh once again fallen into deep batting trouble. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and young all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz provided effort to build the innings once more but Aussie spin duo Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar ripped the Tigers apart.

In the third ball of the 72nd over of the innings, a delivery of Nathan Lyon crossed the bat of Mehedi Hasan Miraz which was gripped by Peter Handscomb standing at the short leg. The dual appeal by the bowler and the fielder influenced Aleem Dar to raise his finger.

Later the television replays clearly revealed the ball of Lyon did not even touch the bat of Miraz; but Bangladesh could not take a review as there was nothing left at that time.

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At the end of the day’s play, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan infused the incident saying Miraz was not out at all.

“Miraz was not out. If we have had a review in hand, we would not have to lose that wicket; the partnership between Miraz and Nasir might be longer than that. We could have more runs on the board,” Shakib said.

Bangladesh lost the review after Sabbir Rahman took the opportunity once and failed.

Shakib Al Hasan said in that regard, “I can’t say why Sabbir took that review. He might better explain that. Perhaps Tamim also could explain, he was in the crease at that time.”

Bangladesh lost all their wickets scoring 260 runs in their first innings after winning the toss.