Watch: Russell’s 111 metres long monster six
After winning the toss, Bangladesh elected to bat first and openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das started with all guns blazing. The team reached fifty in under 4 overs. Tamim (21) departed after a short cameo, but Liton kept hitting the bowlers all over the park.
With 6 fours and 3 sixes, Liton’s innings ended with 61 off just 32 balls. A cameo from Mahmudullah (32*) in the end provided Bangladesh to a strong total of 184 runs in their 20 overs.
In reply, Windies lost early wickets and kept struggling to deal with the required run rate. Mustafizur Rahman removed out of form Andre Fletcher for just 6 runs. Nazmul Hasan injured his finer while bowling his first over and he had to left the field.
Windies kept losing wickets in the middle overs and things started to become complicated for the Caribbeans. Then came Andre Russell and gave some serious hopes. Just after the arrival, Russell hit the bowlers all over the park with some massive sixes .
The innings ended with 47 runs off just 21 balls. When things were looking like to drift away from Bangladesh, Mustafizur came in to bowl the last over and got the wicket of Russell before rain again interrupted the play.
Watch Russell’s 111 metres six here-
The game wasn’t possible to resume again, but Bangladesh were well ahead on D/L method and in the end they won the match by 19 runs.
BAN 184//5 (20 ov) | Liton 61 , Mahmudullah 32* | K Paul 2/26
WI 135/7 (17.1 ov) | Russell 47 | Mustafizur 3/31, Rony 1/27
Result: Bangladesh won by 19 runs. (DL method)