The last Shakib-storm before the rain

Yes, if only Shakib Al Hasan could have left a ball! The game started at 3:15 pm local time and it rained from 6.4 overs. Shakib was caught behind the ball by Hayden Walsh leaving the team at 70 runs.
The first T20 at Windsor Park started two hours after the scheduled time as the wicket area was wet in the rain. The length of the match was reduced to 16 overs. Caribbean captain Nicholas Puran won the toss and elected to field. He said on television, ‘I didn’t see the wicket because it was covered. We are not sure what the wicket will be like. So I took bowling. ‘Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah, however, regretted,’ If we had won the toss, we would have taken bowling. New wickets, we have to understand and play. ‘

Shakib Al Hasan probably understood Windsor’s wicket best after five years of international cricket. Opener Munim Shahriar was caught behind the third ball of the first over by left-arm spinner Akil Hossain. In the second wicket, Shakib started a counter attack by teaming up with another opener Enamul Haque.

The two became a pair of 34 runs with just 16 balls. Enamul’s boundary hit Romario Shepherd in the second ball of the second over and Shakib’s four in the fourth ball. Shakib hit six to Akil in the fifth ball of the next over and four in the next ball. Shakib’s huge six in the first ball of the sixth over at Walsh Junior’s Fultus fell to the floating gallery after five years of international cricket.

Shakib was caught behind leg-spinner Hayden Walsh in the eighth over. Before that, he had scored 29 runs off 15 balls with two fours and two sixes. Sometimes, however, he lost his two companions Enamul and Liton Das.

Enamul could not escape the lbw even with the review of left-arm pacer Obed McCoy. And in the seventh over, Liton caught Shepherd’s slower short ball and played a pool shot a little earlier.

Bangladesh lost 4 wickets for 60 runs in the gallery of Windsor Park. However, on the day of the return of international cricket, the entire stadium area was already full of festivities.

While writing this report, the rain stopped but the game did not start. The match of 18 overs has come down to 14 overs this time. Despite the rain, the Dominican festival of dancing and singing went on all the time.