Bangladesh was given two alternatives to have a good time its victory over Zimbabwe on Sunday afternoon, with the T20 World Cup contest ending in farcical scenes on the Gabba.
The Zimbabweans wanted 5 runs from the ultimate supply for an unlikely win, just for Bangladesh spinner Mosaddek Hossain to beat the surface fringe of Blessing Muzarabani.
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Bangladesh wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan whipped off the bails to finish the stumping because the Tigers started celebrating their Tremendous 12 triumph, embracing subsequent to the Gabba deck.
The Brisbane crowd erupted as gamers shook fingers and made their means in direction of the dugout alongside the umpires.
However because the Bangladesh workforce approached the boundary rope, waving at their ecstatic supporters within the stands, two phrases appeared on the Gabba large display: “Not Out.”
Replays confirmed that Hasan had caught the ball in entrance of the stumps, which is prohibited, that means the ultimate supply was a no-ball and wanted to be replayed.
Umpires Nitin Menon and Marais Erasmus sheepishly dragged the gamers again onto the sector for the free hit, with Zimbabwe now requiring simply 4 runs for victory.
Fortunately for Bangladesh, Muzarabani as soon as once more did not make contact with Hossain’s final supply, that means the Tigers had clinched a three-run win.
“It was extraordinarily bizarre,” Zimbabwe veteran Sean Williams advised reporters within the post-match press convention.
“Clearly I‘ve by no means skilled one thing like that in a cricket match earlier than, however once more, it simply goes to point out in a T20 sport, there’s all the time somewhat little bit of hope; something can occur.”
Earlier, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan gained the toss and elected to bat first, with the Tigers registering 7/150 from their 20 overs.
Bangladesh opener Najmul Hossain Shanto scored a career-best 71 (55), whereas Zimbabwe seamers Richard Ngarava and Blessing Muzarabani every claimed two wickets.
The Zimbabwe run chase obtained off to a shaky begin, dropping three wickets within the Powerplay earlier than collapsing to five/69 within the twelfth over.
However Williams mixed with leg-spinner Ryan Burl for an important 63-run partnership for the sixth wicket to maintain Zimbabwe within the contest.
Williams cracked three boundaries in 5 deliveries to swing momentum again in Zimbabwe’s favour earlier than Al Hasan eliminated the 36-year-old with an outstanding run out within the penultimate over.
Zimbabwe wanted 16 runs from the ultimate over to drag off a historic victory, and the chances had been arguably of their favour after Richard Ngarava slapped the primary six of his T20I profession over the high quality leg boundary.
However Hossain held his nerve on the loss of life, bowling the Tigers to a dramatic victory – twice.
“Mossadek bowled very properly on this strain scenario,” Shanto advised reporters within the post-match press convention.
“Actually, it was somewhat nervous, however we believed we are able to do it.”
Tigers paceman Taskin Ahmed completed with 3/19 from his 4 overs, whereas fellow fast Mustafizur Rahman additionally impressed with 2/15.
“It‘s an emotional curler coaster, isn’t it?” Williams mentioned.
“Simply cricket on the whole is an emotional curler coaster. From the primary ball to the final ball, so much occurs. There’s a whole lot of ups and downs, happiness, unhappiness all through all that.
“Clearly we‘re sad, however it’s an perspective for us that we’ve obtained to take the constructive from in the present day and transfer into tomorrow with that.”
Bangladesh will subsequent face India at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday night, with the primary ball scheduled for 7pm AEDT.