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Tigers Roar with a Big Win

Yes, it’s true! Bangladesh has won the first match against India.

Mortaza bowled out Shewag
Courtesy cricinfo.com

From the begining of the match, Bangladesh team has dominated the match. With Mortaza striking early in the match bolwing out Shewag, followed by Uthapa’s departure, Rafiq and Razzak taking three wickets each. At the end of the match Mortaza striked again, taking couple more to end Indian innings.

Bangladesh batted with full confidence. Three batsmen made half centuries. Tamim Iqbal blasted through his innings, making 51 off 53 balls with seven 4s and two 6s. On the other hand Mushfiqur Rahman handled his innings more steadily; scoring the winning run by hitting a 4, which took him to 56 off 107 balls. Saqibul Hasan scored 53, who also bowled beautifully.

Habibul Bashar – captain of Bangladesh team – dedicated this win to Manjural Islam Rana, who died couple of ago in a road accident. Through out the match Bangladesh was on top and right after the match I am sure people back home are celebrating the win. It was 3:15AM in Bangladesh, when we won the match. I called my wife and cousin back home and they said it is wild on roads in Dhaka. People are celebrating, screaming and breaking the silence of night with joy.

Well done Bangladesh. I really hope we make it through the second round. Hopes are always high and it will be great to see what Bangladesh does against Sri Lanka.