• Monday, May 23, 2022


Ton-up Shakib and Mahmudullah stun New Zealand

Shakib Al Hasan

By: Sarwar Alam

Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah both made superb centuries as Bangladesh kept their hopes of a Champions Trophy semi-final alive with a stunning five-wicket victory over New Zealand at Cardiff on Friday (9). Bangladesh, chasing a modest 266 for victory, had collapsed to 12 for three when left-hander Shakib (114) came in. And they were not much better off when Mahmudullah (102 not out) walked out at 33 for four. But their fifth-wicket partnership of 224 — Bangladesh’s highest-ever one-day international stand, surpassing the 178 shared by Tamim amd Mushfiqur Rahim against Pakistan at Dhaka in 2015, turned the match…

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