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Shakib’s dismal form continues as Mohammedan lose


Published : 07 Jun 2021 08:25 PM | Updated : 08 Jun 2021 12:47 AM

Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who has failed to perform in all forms of cricket in recent times, has suffered again. His team Mohammedan Sporting Club also lost during Monday’s Dhaka Premier League T20 match. 

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi were hampered by a poor scoring rate after winning the toss and deciding to bat first. They subsequently lost MohmammadAshraful (15 off 24) and Fardeen Hasan (0) in Shakib Al Hasan's seventh over. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi was reduced to 64 for four in 12 overs when Nasir Hossain (9) and Shykat Ali (20 off 29) left.

It took a monumental effort from Nurul and Ziaur Rahman to get Shekih Jamal Dhanmondi to the score they eventually piled on. Nurul blasted an unbeaten 34-ball 66, packed with four fours and five sixes, to propel his side to 161 for five in the final five overs, taking on Taskin Ahmed, Abu JayedRahi, and Abu HaiderRony.

Haider bagged two wickets but was the most expensive of the pace trio, conceding 53 runs in four overs while Taskin and Rahi remained wicketless amidst the Sohan-Ziaur storm. Shakib was the peak of the bowlers with two wickets for 12 runs in four overs.

Mohammedan's innings got off to a shaky start, probably typified by Shakib's troubles at the crease during a nine-ball 2 over. Mohammedan was down to 21 for four in just six overs. In the second over, left-handed Parvez lost his stumps after missing the line of a straighter delivery, and Shakib appeared out of sorts at the crease. He tried to make room by moving to the leg side but right-arm spinner Mohammad Enamul castled Shakib just as he had done Parvez in the previous over.

Mohammedan was under pressure from Mahmudul Hasan (12) and Irfan Shukkur’s (0) depurate. Ziaur Rahman (two wickets for 20 runs) dismissed Shamsur Rahman (29 off 23) and made a brilliant catch off his own bowling to dismiss ShuvagataHom after a 13 off 8 to finish with two wickets for 20 runs.

Only Nadif Chowdhury's 43-ball 57, laced with three fours and four sixes saw Mohammedan reach 145 for eight, falling short by 17 runs.

Mohammedan were only able to reach 145 for eight thanks to Nadif Chowdhury's 43-ball 57, which included three fours and four sixes.