Twitter Reactions: Mahmudullah’s last-over's heroics in vain as Pakistan edge past Bangladesh in nail-biter

Twitter Reactions: Mahmudullah’s last-over’s heroics in vain as Pakistan edge past Bangladesh in nail-biter

Mahmudullah picked up three wickets in his last over and almost pulled off a brilliant win for the Tigers.

Mohammad Nawaz and Mahmudullah
Mohammad Nawaz and Mahmudullah. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan and Bangladesh, on Monday, November 22, were involved in a humdinger of a contest at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The match went right down to the last ball and in the end, Babar Azam and Co. won by five wickets. Moreover, the visitors won the three-match series 3-0. The Tigers fought hard in the final game, but their efforts just weren’t enough to secure them a win.

Mohammad Naim stands tall

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Bangladesh batters, yet another time, found the going tough as the hosts huffed and puffed to 124 for seven. Najmul Hossain Shanto perished early to Shahnawaz Dahani, but Mohammad Naim put his head down. The left-handed Naim scored a 50-ball 47 with the help of two fours and as many sixes. But he failed to go beyond a run-a-ball.

He played until the penultimate over after which Mohammad Wasim Jr. accounted for his wicket. Shamim Hossain Patwary and Afif Hossain Dhrubo scored in their 20s, but failed to make their starts count. Mahmudullah got into double digits before Haris Rauf got rid of him. Usman Qadir picked up two wickets as well. Iftikhar Ahmed didn’t get a wicket, but bowled at an economy rate of 3.25.

Haider, Rizwan play well

Pakistan didn’t blaze away in their run-chase, but also made sure that they didn’t lose a wicket. In the first six overs, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played with caution as the Men in Green scored only 28 runs. Aminul Islam Biplob gave the Tigers their first breakthrough, getting rid of Babar, who made 19 off 25. From there on, Rizwan and Haider Ali restored sanity into the innings.

The duo put on 51 runs for the second wicket to put Pakistan on the driver’s seat. Shohidul Islam separated the duo after he castled Rizwan, who was batting on 40 off 43 and was starting to look dangerous. Haider Ali scored 45 and got the Tigers closer to a win. Mahmudullah also pulled off a blinder as he picked up three wickets in the last over. But he couldn’t take the Tigers over the line.

Here’s how the netizens reacted to Bangladesh’s win in Dhaka