Bangladesh v Bangladesh A, T20 Challenge Series December 12, 2013

Hossain delivers Bangladesh A's second win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh A 171 for 4 (Nasir Hossain 62*) beat Bangladesh 167 for 9 (Anamul 39, Nasir Hossain 2-21) by six wickets

Nasir Hossain produced an all-round display to lead the A team to their second victory over Bangladesh in successive matches in Mirpur. After taking 2 for 21 to help restrict Bangladesh to 167, Hossain scored 62 off 31 deliveries to secure victory with nine balls and six wickets to spare.

Bangladesh had done well after losing the toss and Soumya Sarkar early. Anamul Haque gave them a quick start, making 39 off 18 balls. They were 62 for 2 in 5.2 overs when he fell. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah also played useful innings but no one went on to make a defining score. Bangladesh were 128 for 5 when Ziaur Rahman was dismissed in the 15th over, after which the lower order subsided and they were restricted to 167 for 9.

Bangladesh A's chase started poorly; the score was 29 for 2 in 3.4 overs when the second opener fell. They had solid partnerships thereafter, though. Mithun Ali made 37 and Mominul Haque 24, but the starring role was played by Nasir, who hit three sixes and seven fours and scored at two runs per ball. He stayed the course and achieved victory in 18.3 overs.