Twitter Reactions: Shakib Al Hasan’s classy knock under pressure helps Bangladesh seal the ODI Series
Shakib Al Hasan won the Player of the Match award for his excellent performance with both bat and ball.
Updated - Jul 18, 2021 9:39 pm
Shakib Al Hasan underlined his value to the Bangladesh side and produced a masterclass with the willow to help his side beat Zimbabwe in the 2nd ODI of the three-match ODI series between the two sides. The batting veteran scored a composed 96* off 109 deliveries to guide his team to a 3-wicket victory over the opposition.
The Bangladesh side kept losing wickets at regular intervals, and when the Tigers were reduced to 173/7, it looked as if Zimbabwe might pull off an upset. But then, a sensational 69-run unbeaten partnership between Shakib and Mohammad Saifuddin ensured that the Bangladesh side went past the target without any hiccups.
Luke Jongwe was the pick of the bowlers for the Zimbabwe side. The right-arm pacer scalped 2 wickets in the 8 overs that he bowled, and gave away 46 runs.
Brendan Taylor and Wesley Madhevere help Zimbabwe post 240/9 on the board
Earlier in the day, skipper Brendan Taylor and right-hander Wesley Madhevere played crucial knocks to help the Zimbabwe side post a total of 240/9 on the board. While Taylor scored a 57-ball 46, Madhevere scored 56 off 63 deliveries.
Apart from Taylor and Madhevere, Sikandar Raza too played a crucial knock for the Zimbabwe outfit. Raza scored 30 off 44 deliveries and kept the fight going with the willow for his side. Shoriful Islam produced an excellent performance for the Bangladesh outfit with the ball.
In the 10 overs that he bowled, Islam picked up 4 wickets and constantly put the brakes on the Zimbabwe innings. Apart from Islam, Shakib Al Hasan also scalped a couple of wickets as well, giving away 42 runs in his quota of 10 overs.
Shakib Al Hasan won the Player of the Match award for his excellent performance with both bat and ball. With this victory, the Bangladesh side has now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The third and final ODI of the series will be played on 20th July 2021 at Harare.
Here are some reactions from Twitter
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 18, 2021
After the last ODI international, I saw some people were discussing how Shakib is just only a bowling all-rounder. The man didn’t take much time to reply back, as usual. What a matured & composed innings in the pressure situation from him.
Hated. Adored. But never ignored! 💙
— S M Al Islam Ovy (@Ovy_United) July 18, 2021
— Hardik Parekh (@hardik_srt10) July 18, 2021
Shakib played a responsible innings with 96 not out & soriful bowled excellently as well! Great Victory tigers #ZIMvBAN
— 🦁 (@ville_lion) July 18, 2021
— All About Cricket (@AllAboutCricke8) July 18, 2021
— Mynul Islam Akash (@akashsb8) July 18, 2021
— Evan Raziur 🇧🇩 (@evanisajoke) July 18, 2021
This Shakib guy carries our team too much 😭
— نعيم™ (@NaeemForReal) July 18, 2021
5 wickets in the first ODI. Unbeaten 96 in the second ODI.
What an innings under pressure. Still the best all-rounder in the world. Never doubt Shakib Al Hasan. pic.twitter.com/P1nhzRIouH
— Nahiyan Ahmed 🇧🇩🇦🇷 (@Nahiy4n) July 18, 2021
shakib is such a phenomenon he keeps proving everyone wrong
— rajanya 🏳️🌈 (@_rajanyad) July 18, 2021
Shakib what a fighting innings 😲😲
— Vishal (@Fanpointofviews) July 18, 2021