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Warned Sohan before the final delivery, says Shakib


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Bangladesh T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan revealed that he had warned wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan Sohan to be cautious about his positioning a ball before the final delivery.

Bangladesh thought that they had won when Blessing Muzarabani, needing five to win, was stumped trying to hit a six off the last ball and left the field.

But a review showed wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan's gloves taking the ball in front of the stumps, which is illegal, and it was called a no-ball. 

The teams had to return to the field for a free hit with four needed to win, but Muzarabani swung and missed again which led Bangladesh to obtain their second win in the tournament.

"The ball before the last one, I saw Sohan, our wicketkeeper, coming close to the stumps when gathering the ball. I had asked him to be careful, but it happened," said Shakib.

Shakib also stated the reason of using up his two fast bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman – within 17 overs.

"Yes, we knew they have seven batters. So we needed to take wickets at that stage. And the pacers have been bowling great. So I brought them on," he added.