Nasir Hossain's revelry bowling spell
Nasir’s 2nd over changed the complexion of the South African innings, as it brought two important break throughs, that too in two consecutive balls.
First the wicket of JP Duminy, who managed 6 runs off 4 balls, then that of AB De Villers, who was looking strut set on crease at 40 off 34 balls.
Having already got the break through of the 95 run gargantuan opening partnership in the previous over, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza handed over the ball to Nasir Hossain in the 12th over.
Even if the first ball was swept away to the boundary, Nasir came back the next ball to dismiss Duminy who edged the turning ball to the safe hands of Shakib Al Hasan.
With momentum surging in favour of Bangladesh, Nasir ended the innings of AB De Villers, who tried to nudge the ball to fine leg. The ball instead kissed his bat to end in Mushfiqur’s hand.
Nasir had nearly got his third in the last ball of the over, as a length ball turned to beat David Miller’s bat to Mushfiqur’s hand. Despite a loud convincing appeal, the decision went in favor of South Africa.
Nasir’s next two overs only gave away 7 and 4 runs, allowing Bangladesh to hold on to the outraging momentum in their favor.
Hence, Nasir’s 2-26, his best in T20 Internationals, made him the pick of the bowlers, and allowed Bangladesh to restrict the Proteas to 170-4, which at one stage was looking to go well over 200.
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