Twitter goes crazy on Bangladesh win last over thriller
Cutter Master Mustafizur Rahman has pulled off a thrilling three-run victory in the last over against Afghanistan to keep Bangladesh alive for the unimoni Asia Cup 2018 final. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has mentioned him as a ‘magician’. [বাংলায় পড়ুন:বাংলাদেশের অবিস্মরণীয় জয়ে টুইটারে ঝড়]
Afghanistan needed 8 off the last over in 250-run chase. Rashid Khan took two runs on the first ball. Mustafizur bounced back strongly with a bouncer to Rashid getting him caught and bowled. The next ball to Samiullah Shenwari went for 1 leg bye. Bangladeshi players appealed for a catch but on-field decision was not out.
Newcomer Gulbadin Naib got beaten off an off-cutter delivery on the fourth ball and then scampered through for 1 leg bye which made Afghanistan needing 4 runs to win from the last ball.
Mustafizur bowled a shortish delivery to Shenwari which he swang and missed and chucking the bat in the air. Bangladesh escaped Afghanistan scare to stay alive in the competition.
After breathtaking victory against Afghanistan in the last over thriller, social media Twitter went crazy on Mustafiz-Riyad. At the same time, Afghanistan earned respect from all over the cricketing world.
After a thrilling victory for Bangladesh, have a look some of the best tweets here:
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 23, 2018
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) September 23, 2018
Unbelievable! What a victory! Thanks Allah.
I have no words to describe @Mustafiz90. He is something special. He is magician to me. Well Played @Mahmudullah30 & @ImrulKayes45. Without your contribution it won’t be possible. #BANvAFG #AsiaCup2018
— Imran Hasan (@Imranhasan02) September 23, 2018
Agony for Afghanistan again. Winning close matches is part of the learning curve. Now, a knockout between Pakistan and Bangladesh looms
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 23, 2018
— Rakib Hasan (@Ra_kib99) September 23, 2018
🇧🇩Bangladesh Won By 3 runs Against Afghanistan🇦🇫.!!
Congratulations Bangladesh. What a match. Mustafiz you beauty. Well done guys! 👏#AsiaCup2018
— Sabbir Rahman (@OfficialSabbir1) September 23, 2018
— Qaisar Abbas (@Qaisar_Abbas19) September 23, 2018
Afghanistan have come within touching distance of beating Pakistan & Bangladesh—& therefore qualifying for the Final of the Asia Cup. It’s hard not to see this as a missed opportunity but these performances are illustrative of their ability at this level. #AFGvBAN #AsiaCup
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) September 23, 2018
That’s the fewest runs The Fizz has ever conceded in the 50th over of an ODI. With his side about to go out. With massive leg cramps. With the game on the line.
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) September 23, 2018
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) September 23, 2018
— Mushfiqur Rahim FC (@mushfiqur_fc) September 23, 2018
Bangladesh win against Afghanistan for the first time in 2018 after four losses (includes 3 T20Is in June). They battled hard to remain in the competition, but it is a pity that the fighting Afghans are out.
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) September 23, 2018