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.
Updated - Nov 22, 2021 5:27 pm
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
Loved it .
Nawaz you beauty
Badi Zor se dil tota ha phir 🤣
— Abdul Ghaffar (Replay, Dawn News) (@GhaffarDawnNews) November 22, 2021
— Lahoڑi Guy (@thebrownFahad_) November 22, 2021
Pak team not for weak hearted people they always ends with drama BD commentators lungs came out on last ball #BANvPAK
— Faisalxubairi🇵🇰🇵🇸 (@faisalxubairi) November 22, 2021
I think what Mohammed Nawaz did was wrong. He was ready. #BANvPAK
— Maria (@urdadhuh) November 22, 2021
— Rai Ali Hassan (@raihassan1472) November 22, 2021
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) November 22, 2021
What a nail-biting match!
Iftikhar Ahmed saved us from a defeat!
Congratulations Pakistan on winning 3-0!
— Faizan Hayat Khan (@FaizanHayat13) November 22, 2021
Finally Pakistan Won the 3rd match after last Over drama by 5 wickets & white wash Bangladesh by 3 – 0.
Very disappointed performance from Pakistani batters all three matches they struggled.
Bangladesh bowlers & fielders done well untill the end.#BANvPAK
— Surinder (@navsurani) November 22, 2021
Mini heart attacks in the last over😂😂 pak team apni aukaat me wps ati nzr ai aaj😂😂#BANvPAK
— Sheharyar Rauf (@baaghism) November 22, 2021
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 22, 2021
Phew! That was close.
Hats off to Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz to come in the last over and finish the game. Also, Mahmudullah bowling the last over was a bold move.#BANvPAK
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) November 22, 2021