Instances when Mushfiqur Rahim failed to take Bangladesh over the line
Instances where Mushfiqur Rahim failed to complete a chase for Bangladesh even when it was in his reach.
Updated - Jul 26, 2018 6:55 pm
Bangladesh and Mushfiqur Rahim are well known for bottling winning chances in key moments especially during the chases that go down to the wire. Rahim has got out five times in his ODI/T20I career in the last over when Bangladesh needed less than ten runs to win. The latest of those was during the ongoing 3-match ODI series in Windies where Bangladesh suffered a 3-run defeat in the 2nd ODI. They not only missed a chance to win the game but also to seal the series with one game still to be played.
Here we look at some of the instances where Mushfiqur Rahim failed to complete a chase while it was well within reach.
1. Windies vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI in 2018, Guyana:
Bangladesh were on course of a series win in Windies as they were cruising towards a win chasing 272 in the 2nd ODI. Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored a quick-fire 30 in the first ODI, was taking his team towards a victory with an unbeaten 68 after the fifties from Shakib Al Hasan (56) and Tamim Iqbal (54) shaped it up for them. Bangladesh needed only eight runs from the last seven deliveries with six wickets in hand.
Sabbir Rahman failed to clear a low full toss from Kemo Paul on the last ball of the penultimate over as he was caught at deep mid-wicket. The Windies skipper Jason Holder took the responsibility of defending eight runs in the final over. However, Holder missed the length and delivered a near waist high full-toss to Mushfiqur who hit it straight to Keemo Paul in the cow corner region. Bangladesh managed to score only four runs in the next four balls and ended up on the losing side.