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Twitter Reactions: Bangladesh trump Windies in a rain-truncated final to clinch the tri-series

Mosaddek Hossain and Soumya Sarkar starred in a sensational run chase for the Tigers.

Mosaddek Hossain
Mosaddek Hossain. (Photo Source: Twitter)

This probably is the best time to be a Bangladesh cricket fan looking at the results they have managed to amass. After annihilating the 2-time World Champions Windies twice in the group stages, they managed to get past them once again in the final to win the Tri-series in Dublin.

The Windies innings started off on a sensational note with Shai Hope and Sunil Ambris smashing the bowlers to all parts in the powerplay. They got off to a flying start, but the run flow was restricted once the powerplay was done. Yet, the duo kept batting beautifully, mixing caution and aggression brilliantly.

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Sunil Ambris came into the XI after John Campbell was ruled out due to an injury and he made up for it big time. The 26-year-old registered yet another fifty in this series, remaining unbeaten at the point where rain marred play. He had notched a 78-ball 69 by then. In the 21st over, with Windies at 131/0, the heavens opened up and the match had to be curtailed to 24 overs per side.

Soon after the resumption, Shai Hope fell for a 64-ball 74 as Windies managed to score 152/1 in 24 ovrs. However, Bangladesh were set a daunting 210-run target through D/L Method.

Tigers get over the line by a whisker

It was a tricky run chase, but not completely out of reach. Soumya Sarkar ensured the Tigers got off to a blazing start, registering a 41-ball 66. He lost partners regularly as Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman didn’t get any considerable score on the day. Sarkar’s partner in chief was Mushfiqur Rahim, who chipped in with a much-needed cameo.

Yet, the pressure fell back on the Asian side with wickets tumbling at regular intervals. At 143/5 in 16 overs, although the required rate was within touching distance, they didn’t have a lot of wickets in hand. At this crucial juncture, Mosaddek Hossain and Mahmudullah stood up for the side.

The duo handled the pressure very well and ensured no more wickets fell. Mosaddek registered a 24-ball 52, which included 5 sixes and 2 fours. He added 67 runs for the 6th wicket with Mahmudullah to help Bangladesh clinch the trophy. This win helps them enter the World Cup with their confidence blooming high.

Here’s what Twitter had to say after the Tigers registered a famous win.

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