Man of the match Rishad with 3 wickets


Restricting a team like Sri Lanka to just 124 runs is no small feat. However, the Bangladeshi bowlers have shown that today at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. Rishad Hossain and Mostafizur Rahman’s day ended with Bangladesh winning by 2 wickets.

Both Rishad and Mostafiz took 3 wickets each. It is natural that the bowlers will be man of the match on a bowler’s day. Rishad was selected as the best cricketer of the breathtaking match today.

But why Mustafiz did not get the award of the best match? But Rishad’s run cost average was higher than Mostafiz’s. Mustafiz spent 17 runs in 4 overs. And Rishad gave 22 runs.

There is a reason. Rishad’s 3 wickets were at crucial times of the match. Rishad picked up two wickets in the first two balls of the 15th over. Bring back set batter Charith Ashalanka (19 off 21 balls) and captain Wanindu Hasaranga.

Coming to bowl back-to-back in the 17th over, Rishad guided another set batter Dhananjaya de Silva to the dressing room. He smashed the big 3 Lankan batters back in 2 overs. The Lankans could not straighten Rishad’s bent waist. As a result stuck at 124 runs.

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