BAN vs NZ: Mushfiqur Rahim fails to save his wicket though football skills during third ODI, video goes viral

Bangladesh were bundled out for 171 in the first innings.

By Rishabh Beniwal

Updated - Sep 26, 2023, 18:56 IST

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Bangladesh and New Zealand are locking horns in the third ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday, September 26 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. After opting to bat first, Bangladesh were bundled out for 171 with captain Najmul Hossain Shanto top-scoring with 76 (84). However, during the first innings, a video of wicketkeeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim trying to avoid the ball from hitting his stumps has gone viral all over social media.

The incident occurred on the first ball of the 16th over bowled by Lockie Ferguson as Mushfiqur Rahim defended a short delivery. However, the ball bounced inside the crease and ended up hitting the stumps. The wicketkeeper-batter tried his best to kick the ball away but couldn’t do it in time and lost his wicket.

Check the video of the dismissal here:

Adam Milne shines with four-fer

Earlier in the day, Adam Milne and Trent Boult hunted in pair with the new ball to remove both Bangladesh openers cheaply. Boult got rid of Tanzid Hasan (5 off 5) while Milne dismantled the stumps of Zakir Hasan (1 off 5) to leave Bangladesh on 8/2. Towhid Hridoy (18 off 17) and Mushfiqur Rahim (18 off 25) also departed cheaply leaving his side further reeling at 88/4. 

However, Najmul Hossain Shanto, who was captaining the side, was the lone warrior in the innings as he went on to play a brilliant knock of 76 (84) smashing ten fours in his innings. He failed to get support from the other end as Bangladesh got all out for 171 in 34.3 overs. Milne was the pick of the bowlers for his side with his spell of 4/34 in 6.3 overs while Boult (2/33, 6 overs) and Cole McConchie (2/18, 5 overs) picked up two wickets each.

In reply, New Zealand got off to a good start with openers Finn Allen (28 off 26) and Will Young adding 49 runs for the first wicket. However, after a decent start, the visitors lost wickets on consecutive balls with Shoriful Islam accounting for Allen and Foxcroft on back-to-back deliveries. After 22 overs, New Zealand were 95/2 with Will Young (42 off 56) and Henry Nicholls (21 off 49) at the crease.

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