Bangladesh clinch T20I series vs UAE with easy win
Bangladesh beat the UAE by 32 runs on Tuesday and clinched the two-match T20I series 2-0.
In the first match, the Tigers won by seven runs. The UAE offered a great challenge in the first match, but they failed to repeat the same act in the second match.
This series was planned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to give the players a better chance to prepare ahead of the tri-series in New Zealand and the T20 World Cup that will take place next month in Australia.
On Tuesday, Bangladesh batted first and posted 169 runs for five wickets. In reply, the UAE tumbled for 137 runs for five wickets and lost the match and as well as the series.
Mosaddek Hossain bagged two wickets for Bangladesh, while Takin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain scalped one wicket each.
For the UAE, captain Chundangapoyil Rizwan, hit a fifty but his only effort was not enough for the UAE to beat Bangladesh. Basil Hameed has done well with the bat too. He made 42.
Earlier, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, the right-handed batter, opened the innings once again and impressed scoring 46 off 37 balls with five fours.
Sabbir Rahman, the other makeshift opener, managed a good start but failed to continue. He made 12 off 9 balls with a four and six.
Liton Das scored 25. He looked good to have a big innings this time but failed to continue like Sabbir.
Mehidy ended up scoring 46— the highest for Bangladesh while Mosaddek Hossain made the second highest 27 off 22 balls.
In the sixth wicket stand, Yasir Ali and captain Nurul Hasan Sohan added 32 off 18 balls.
In the last five overs, Bangladesh managed to score 43 runs.
For the UAE, Aayan Afzal Khan scalped two wickets while Sabir Ali, Aryan Lakra and Karthik Meiyappan took one wicket each.
The Bangladesh team will now return home for a short break ahead of the tri-series in New Zealand that also involves Pakistan along with Bangladesh.