Watch Mahmudullah Riyad’s bizarre bowling action

Visiting Bangladesh have been defeated by 2 wickets in the single 50 over preparation match in the New Zealand tour.


Losing the toss, Bangladesh had to bat first; they captured a modest total of 247 runs in 46.1 overs. Mahmudullah Riyad scored highest 72 runs.

Apart from Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman scored 62 and 40 respectively. Before that, the opening pair between Litton Das and Mominul Haq failed to contribute to the innings total. Mominul returned to the pavilion in the tenth ball of the innings scoring 6 runs.  [দেখুন প্রস্ততি ম্যাচে রিয়াদের অদ্ভুত বোলিং অ্যাকশন]

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Litton Kumar Das also departed adding 3 runs.

Bangladesh lost two more wickets in the middle; after Soumya Sarkar’s departure with a single run, Mohammad Mithun also lost his wicket early.

Subsequently, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad contributed 108 runs in the fifth wicket.

Mushfiqur Rahim reached to his half century in 46 balls flicking 8 boundaries while Mahmudullah Riyad also touched the milestone in 66 deliveries striking 7 fours.

In the sixth wicket, Mahmudullah and Sabbir added 35 runs.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who captained the side, became the seventh batsman to lost the track at the score of 191.

Hard hitter Sabbir Rahman took the team total in the comfort zone with his 40 ball 41 runs smashing 6 fours.

In reply, New Zealand XI reached in the victory target with 11 balls to spare. Raval and Fletcher laid the foundation for the home team with a 114 runs partnership.

Brief Score:

Bangladesh XI: 247 all out in 46.1 overs

Mahmudullah Riyad 72, Mushfiqur Rahim 62, Sabbir Rahman 40

McPick 4/38

New Zealand XI: 251/8 (48.1 overs)

Fletcher 92, Raval 52, Allan 30

Mustafizur Rahman 2/33, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 2/46, Mahmudullah Riyad 2/37

Watch Riyad’s bizarre bowling action

Result: New Zealand XI won by 2 wickets. 

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