The first T20I match between Bangladesh and West Indies was washed out in the middle of the first innings of the game. Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan had good outings.
File photo of Shakib Al Hasan. (courtesy: Reuters)
- Bangladesh is playing a three-match T20I series
- Mahmudullah will be hoping for a win in the T20I leg of the series
- The game was called off after Bangladesh reached 105/8 in 13 overs.
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo was disappointed with the dismissal of veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan against leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. on Saturday evening. Batting very well for Bangladesh at number three, Shakib had scored 29 runs in just 14 balls before chasing down a wide googly which he threw behind the stumps. Shakib became the third man in the Bangladesh team to go back to the stands in the eighth over of the game.
“(Shakib Al Hasan) was positive. But Shakib got out at the wrong time. He knows. We needed someone to get us big scores. We need him in this format. We needed a good partnership, but As the partnership was developing we lost wickets,” the coach said in the post-match briefing.
When Bangladesh were 105/8 after the 13th over in the first innings of the match, rain stopped the 14-over play.
“At 45 for two, we started really well but then batted some really bad. I am sure we will be better in the next game. People have taken long boat trips, no practice yesterday because The weather was bad. I am sure we will see better performance in the second match.”
There was a glimmer of hope for the Bangladesh side, where Nurul Hasan came late to play a swift cameo for Bangladesh, which took him to a respectable position. Domingo backed the player, saying he could potentially become a star in the future.
“Sohan, I think, could be a really important player for us in this format. He is a powerful man, big hitter at the back end which gives us a whole new dimension. But he made the wrong choice with the dismissal. Took it too. Learning for him. But it’s good to see him in good form, taking form from Test matches,” Domingo said.