Tamim, Nasir Hossain shine in truncated game
Bangladesh 100 for 0 in 15/20 overs (Tamim 66*) beat Bangladesh A 167 (Nasir Hossain 4-29) by 10 wickets on the D/L method
In another rain-affected match in the Bangladesh Cricket Board Cup, Bangladesh bowled out Bangladesh A cheaply before Tamim Iqbal helped them ease past a revised target. Bangladesh A were bowled out for 167 in 46.3 overs before rain intervened. Bangladesh were given a D/L target of 100 runs from 20 overs and got there with five overs to spare.
Seamer Nazmul Hossain outshone Bangladesh's pace spearhead Shafiul Islam, giving his side two early breakthroughs. Then the spinners took over: Abdur Razzak, who has been named captain of Bangladesh for this tournament, took 3 for 25, and 19-year-old Nasir Hossain bagged four wickets for just 29 runs in his ten overs. Nasir impressed on international debut during the ODIs against Zimbabwe, scoring a half-century, and now showed what he is capable of with his offspin.
There were not too many contributions from the Bangladesh A batsmen, with only Saghir Hossain and Mahmudullah getting past 30.
Tamim made light work of the total, smashing 10 fours and a six in his unbeaten 66 off 51 balls. He lost the vice-captaincy after the Zimbabwe tour and has responded with consecutive half-centuries in this tournament.
Both teams had already qualified for the final of the tournament, which will be played on September 21.