Tigers clinch tri-series final in emphatic fashion
Live Correspondent: Bangladesh brought up a watershed moment in their cricket history, having clinched their first major trophy in a tournament involving three or more teams as they secured a five-wicket victory over West Indies in the tri-series final at the Malahide in Dublin on Friday.
Set a revised target of 210 in 24 overs by D/L method in rain-curtailed final, they reached the target by making 213-5 in 22.5 overs. Two youngsters Soumya Sarkar and Mosaddek Hossain Saikat were the key in bringing up landmark moment in the country’s history.
While Soumya Sarkar set the platform upfront with 41-ball 66, Mosaddek gave the finishing touch in even more gorgeous fashion, smashing 24-ball 52 not with two delightful fours and five sixes. Mushfiqur Rahim was the other notable scorer with 22-ball 36.
Mosaddek brought up his fifty, playing just 20 balls, clipping a Fabien Allen delivery through deep midwicket for two runs, to register Bangladesh’s fastest half-century. Opener Shai Hope was the top-scorer for the side with 64-ball 74, smashing six fours and three sixes. His opening partner, Sunil Ambris was not out on 69 with Darren Bravo on 3.
Dhaka, 18 May (campuslive24.com)//MIH