Bangladesh Cricket

Sohan’s captaincy debut was not colorful

Nurul Hasan Sohan lost the toss on his captaincy debut against Zimbabwe. Coming down to bat, Zimbabwe gave Bangladesh a challenging target of 206 runs. Sohan played some good shots while batting. But it was not enough to reach the challenging target. In the end, Sohan’s team lost by 17 runs in his captaincy debut.

Zimbabwe won the toss in the first T20 of the three-match series at the Sports Club ground in Harare on Saturday (July 30) and collected 205 runs for the loss of three wickets. Regis Chakava 8, Craig Irvine 21, Sean Williams 33, Wesley Madhav 67 and Sikandar Raja scored 65 runs for the team.

Munim Shahriar went back to the beginning in pursuit of a big goal. He was caught by Chiwanga at short third man while playing a big shot outside the off stump. Munim scored 4 runs off 8 balls. Then a sudden drop in rhythm. Shaun Williams was caught at short fine leg by Liton Das. Richard Ngarava drops the catch. Liton was moving towards the dressing room thinking out. When Ngaravar threw, Williams broke the stamp on the non-strike edge. He scored 32 runs off 19 balls. Anamul Haque Bijoy returned to the pavilion after Liton. He scored 26 runs before being dismissed by Sikander Raja.

After the dismissal of Afif Hossain and Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Bangladesh came under pressure. Afif scored 10 runs off 8 balls and Shanto scored 37 runs off 25 balls. Captain Nurul Hasan Sohan took the lead in this disaster of the team. He played some good shots. Sohan remained unbeaten on 42 runs. In the end, Bangladesh ended the visitors’ innings at 188 for 6 wickets.

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