|| CF Correspondent||
Mahmudullah XI's Hasan Mahmud was extraordinay with the ball in the first warm-up match against Tamim XI before the ODI series of West Indies. Tamim XI could not stand in front of the tremendous bowling of Mahmudullah XI's young bowler Hasan. On the day of his 4 wickets, Tamim’s team confined at 161 runs.
Despite reducing the length of the match to 40 overs, Tamim XI batted for only 36.2 overs. Apart from Hasan, Shariful Islam and Al Amin Hossain took two wickets each. Miraz took one wicket in the bucket. Afif Hossain scored the highest 35 runs for Tamim XI. 26 runs from 43 balls came from the bat of the ODI captain. Nazmul Hossain Shanto returned to the pavilion with 28 runs off 35 balls.
Although, Tamim XI was in a good position till 32.3 overs at that time their score on the scoreboard was 140. But then Hasan-Shariful hunted 6 wickets for only 20 runs with remarkable bowling and trimmed Tamim XI to 161 runs. Hasan took 4 wickets with 21 runs.
The 22 cricketers of the initial squad are taking part in this match in two groups. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim is in the Mahmudullah XI. Besides, Naim Sheikh, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mosaddek Hossain are also in this team. Hasan Mahmud, Al-Amin Hossain and Shariful Islam are in the pace attack.
In Tamim XI, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun and Nazmul Hossain are playing. Pace bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin is also in the team. Besides, Tamim got two reliable fast bowlers Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.
Tamim XI: 161 all out in 36.2 overs (Tamim 26, Liton 2, Shanto 26, Mithun 18, Soumya 24, Afif 35, Sheikh Mehdi 1, Saifuddin 8 *, Nasum 2, Rubel 0, Mustafiz 9) / Bowling side: (Hasan 4 / 21, Shariful 2/26, Al Amin 2/32).