Tamim, Akbar put on six-hitting show in Mirpur
Tanzid Hasan Tamim and Akbar Ali’s swashbuckling innings have been highlights of Bangladesh HP (High Performance) Unit members’ first T20 clash at Mirpur.
Winning the toss, Tanzid and Parvez Hossain Emon gave Team ‘B’ a flying start, putting on 60 runs in 5.1 overs for the first wicket. Team ‘A’ skipper Afif Hossain broke the partnership bowling Parvez for 17-ball 31 runs (3 sixes).
Afif then dismissed Mahmudul Hasan Joy and opposition captain Towhid Hridoy for 8 and 1 respectively which dragged down the run rate.
Tanzid however found his feet with his former U19 skipper Akbar as they put on 79 runs for the fourth wicket in a quick time. Tanzid hit 73 runs from 46 deliveries including 6 fours and 5 sixes.
Akbar made 20-ball 47 runs with 2 fours and 4 sixes. His finishing touch helped Team ‘B’ post 194/6 on board.
In reply, Team ‘A’ top-order collapsed as they lost Naim Sheikh for a seven-ball duck and Afif for 1. Naim came in to bat again when his side were 31/4. The left-hander made 28 off 22 in his second round with the bat.
Team ‘B’ knocked Team ‘A’ out for 94 runs in 17 overs to clinch a 100-run victory. Rejaur R Raja was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 21. Shahin Alam, Rishad Hossain and Mukidul Islam Mugdho bagged two wickets each.
The second T20 match is on November 12. Initially both the T20 matches were scheduled for that day.
Team ‘B’ 194/6 in 20 overs (Tamim 73, Akbar 47, Parvez 31; Afif 3/23)
Team ‘A’ 94 allout in 17 overs (Naim 28; Raja 3/21, Rishad 2/10, Mukidul 2/12)
Team ‘B’ won by 100 runs