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Challenging score of Naeem-Mushfiqur's Fifty Tigers

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  • 25 October, 2021 07:51:10

Sports Desk: Mohammad Naeem Sheikh and Mushfiqur Rahim's pair scored 161 runs for 4 wickets. Opener Naeem Sheikh scored a maximum of 72 runs off 52 balls with the help of 6 fours. Mushfiqur Rahim scored an unbeaten 56 off 36 balls with five fours and two sixes.

Sri Lanka will have to score 162 runs to win.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.

Batting first, Liton Das returned to the dressing room with a 40-run stand with Mohammad Naeem Sheikh in the opening over. In 5.5 overs, the opener returned with 16 runs off 17 balls with the help of two fours.

Batting in the number three position, Shakib scored 10 runs with the help of two fours from just 7 balls and returned to the team's 57 runs. The all-rounder came back bold with the ball of Karunaratne.

Then Mushfiqur Rahim took the helm of the team with Naeem. The pair chased down the third wicket for 63 runs. Opener Mohammad Naeem Sheikh returned with a catch after hitting 72 off 52 balls. Bangladesh lost the third wicket for 129 runs in 16.1 overs.

Mushfiqur Rahim, who batted brilliantly from the start of the innings, completed five boundaries off 32 balls with four boundaries and two sixes. Afif Hossain was run out after Mushfiqur's fifth. He returned for 150 runs in 18.3 overs.

Then Mushfiqur Rahim led the team with Mahmudullah Riyadh. Mushfiqur played a combative innings of 57 runs off 36 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. Bangladesh was able to make 161 runs for 4 wickets in his stormy batting.

Short score

Bangladesh: 181/4 runs in 20 overs (Mohammad Naeem 72, Mushfiqur Rahim 57 *, Liton Das 18, Shakib Al Hasan 10, Mahmudullah Riyad 10 *, Afif Hossain 6).

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