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T20 World Cup 2021: Whirlwind Mahmudullah fifty powers Bangladesh to 181 against PNG

T20 World Cup 2021: Whirlwind Mahmudullah fifty powers Bangladesh to 181 towards PNG | Cricket Information

Skipper Mahmudullah’s blistering 28-ball-50 coupled with Shabik Al Hasan’s quickfire 46 off 37 balls steered Bangladesh to an imposing 181/7 towards minnows Papua New Guinea of their Group B league recreation of the T20 World Cup in Al Ameerat, Oman, on Thursday (October 21). Mahmudullah hammered three maximums and as many boundaries as his knock helped the ‘Tigers’ to rebuild as 68 runs had been added within the final 5 overs.
Electing to bat, Bangladesh misplaced opener Mohammad Naim (0), courtesy a surprising catch by Sese Bau at deep-square leg. Liton Das (29) and Shakib rallied the innings with their 50-runs second wicket stand. Bangladesh then misplaced the momentum however because of Mahmudullah, who introduced them again into competition.
Liton fetched his first most, a slog sweep over long-leg within the third over, wherein they received 9 runs and within the subsequent one Shakib hit the primary of his three sixes, over long-on. After the powerplay Bangladesh was 45/1.
50! .@Mahmudullah30 will get his sixth fifty in T20Is.#BANvPNG #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/FZZn30W4Vc
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) October 21, 2021
Nonetheless, Papua New Guinea pegged Bangladesh again by eradicating Das and Mushfiqur Rahim (5), in fast succession, as they slipped to 72/3. Charles Amini took a blinder at long-on to take away Shakib, who appeared in his components. Bangladesh was reeling at 101/4.
However then it was the Mahmudullah present, who hit the quickest fifty of this version with some clear strikes. It was Mohammed Saifuddin (19 not out off 6 balls), who launched into pacer Chad Soper within the twentieth over which fetched 20 runs together with two sixes and a 4 which helped the Take a look at nation cross 180-run mark.

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