Bangladeshi fans switch on mobile flashlights: The Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka saw an unreal yet beautiful sight.
During the first T20I of the ongoing Bangladesh Tri-Nation series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Mirpur, a power failure at the stadium forced the game to be stopped in the first innings.
It all happened after the penultimate over of the Zimbabwean innings when the visitors registered a stellar comeback into the match. With the match receiving a halt, the fans present in the stadium switched on flashlights on their mobile phones to lighten up the stadium.
A video uploaded by a fan has gone viral on social media. The scenes look beautiful as the whole stadium is seen covered with white lights.
As far as the match is concerned, Bangladesh sealed a 145-run target in the last over. It was a match-winning 72-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Mosaddek Hossain (30*) and Afif Hossain (52) which saw the hosts winning the match after being reduced to 29/4 in the fifth over.
Playing only his third T20I, Afif scored 52 (26) with the help of eight fours and a six to give his team a much-needed momentum. The 19-year old southpaw was declared the ‘Man of the Match’.
After Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and put Zimbabwe in to bat, the visitors scored 144/5 in their allotted quota of 18 overs. The pair of Ryan Burl (57) and Tinotenda Mutombodzi (27) stitched an unbeaten 81-run partnership for the sixth wicket to post a healthy total on the board. The match will also be remembered for Burl scoring 30 runs off Shakib’s over.
Bangladeshi fans switch on mobile flashlights:
How Twitter reacted on the match:
— Kawser Ahmed Shishir (@Kawser_dew) September 13, 2019
— Cricket97 (@cricket97bd) September 13, 2019
congratulations to all Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 3 wickets in the first match of Tri-Nation T20I Tournament thanks to Afif Hossain Dhrubo’s blistering fifty.#BANvZIM#RiseOfTheTigers.🏏🙏👊💪🏆🇧🇩✌❤👍🐅 pic.twitter.com/L1A7lSVpq6
— Md.Tafaail Ahmed.🇧🇩 (@tofaail) September 13, 2019
What a player Afif Hossain! Just superb 🔥,
many many congratulations youngster👏 & such a talent cricketer who have played brilliantly & collected 52 runs off 26 ball today. Bangladesh won by 3 wickets against Zimbabwe.#BANvZIM #ObhaiT20TriSeries pic.twitter.com/EMnlCrcZBJ
— Aryan Khan (@aryan4382) September 13, 2019
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