It was a sensational display of batting by the Bangladesh batsmen as they chased down a record 215 set by Sri Lanka in the 3rd match of the Tri-nation Nidahas Trophy. The chase was largely built around a sensational innings by Mushfiqur Rahim, but the foundation was laid by Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das as they chased the total down with a couple of deliveries to spare. After chasing the total down, it was the famous snake dance of rural Bangladesh which hogged the limelight.
In the post-match press conference, it was Tamim Iqbal who represented his team. He conceded on how they enjoyed the celebrations.
“You might know this is unique celebration style of our pacer Nazmul Islam Apu. He always does so whenever he grab a wicket. This is the funny snake dance that Mushfiqur showed in the field. We enjoyed it a lot,” Tamim said.
Bangladesh’s stupendous chase is the 4th highest in T20I’s
Mushfiqur’s innings was studded with some tremendous hits to the fence. He attacked the bowler in the first half of the over and then took a single in the last two to keep the strike. The chase also happened to be the 4th highest in T20I’s. The list is topped by Australia when they chased down 244 set by New Zealand very recently.
The Windies is 2nd on the list when they successfully chased down 232 set by South Africa in 2015. They ended up winning the clash by four wickets. The 3rd position in the list is occupied by England when they chased down 230 set by South Africa in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
Earlier in the day, it was a brilliant knock of 74 of 48 deliveries by Kusal Perera which propelled Sri Lanka to 214/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Kusal Mendis also chipped in with a useful 57.
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