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.
Updated - May 18, 2019 12:15 pm
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.
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.
— Harun Or Rashid Abir (@hr_abir33) May 17, 2019
— MASHRAFE BIN MORTAZA🌀 (@mashrafebd) May 17, 2019
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) May 13, 2019
Sorry Mosaddek… Never seen this shade of your batting…. ❤️❤️❤️#BANvWI
— Shams Rasid (@RasidShams) May 17, 2019
— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) May 17, 2019
Alhamdulillah first final trophy for @BCBtigers ❤️
Well played Soumya!
And Mosaddek, you deserve a warm hug from here! Whatta match it was 🔥
Congratulations 🇧🇩#BANvWI pic.twitter.com/2HflXmabgu
— Faruk Abdullah🇧🇩👖🏏🎶 (@FARUKAB08890589) May 17, 2019
Bangladesh have just won in a final. They never win in finals. And just before a World Cup that feels like a good thing. A very good thing. #BANvWI
— Roushan Alam (@roushanalam) May 17, 2019
— TR a music lover……🎷….🎷…🎷…🎻…🎻…🎻 (@syn993) May 17, 2019
— Sajjad Kabir (@SajjadKabir13) May 17, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) May 17, 2019
It was a day to remember for Bangladesh as they won their first-ever final in a multi-team tournament. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza hopes it is the first of many to come https://t.co/l6d1krVfiW #BanvWI pic.twitter.com/clAPsqW4MJ
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 18, 2019
This is just the 5th win in a final for Bangladesh as a cricket team
1996 ACC Trophy vs UAE
1997 WC Qualifiers vs Kenya
1998 ACC Trophy vs Malaysia
2010 Asian Games vs Afghanistan
2019 Ire Tri series vs Windies.
— Krishna Kumar (@KrishnaKRM) May 17, 2019
— Hanif Islam (@meHanifIslam) May 17, 2019
Wow Mosaddek you beauty!😂❤#BANvWI
— Kabir Ahmed 🇧🇩 (@kabira67) May 17, 2019