Victory Day T20 Cup December 26, 2013

Al-Amin takes five wickets in one over

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Al-Amin Hossain became the first bowler to take five wickets in one over in Twenty20 cricket. His feat helped UCB-BCB Eleven to a two-wicket win over Abahani Limited.

Al-Amin also became the second bowler to pick up four wickets in four balls in Twenty20s, Andre Russell having achieved it earlier this year for West Indies A against India A in Bangalore. The wickets were enough to restrict Abahani to 143, which UCB-BCB overhauled in a final-over finish.

Off the first ball of the final over of Abahani's innings, medium-pacer Al-Amin removed Mehedi Maruf. Two runs came off the next ball, and those were to be the last runs of the innings. In the next four balls, Al-Amin dismissed Nazmul Hossain Milon, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Naeem Islam jnr and Nabil Samad.

Tamim Iqbal followed up the bowling feat with a quick fifty that set UCB-BCB up nicely, but they lost their way in the middle overs. Subashis Roy took four wickets but UCB-BCB held on, Arafat Sunny completing the win with one ball to spare.

Tamim made 61 off 52 balls with five fours and two sixes, but it was Al-Amin's day and he was the Man of the Match.

The day's second match was full of individual performances and milestones too. Anamul Haque scored a maiden T20 hundred, which helped Prime Bank Cricket Club post 204 for 3 in their 20 overs. Mohammedan Sporting Club, in reply, were bowled out for 45, with Shakib Al Hasan taking six wickets.

Prime Bank's victory margin was the third biggest, in terms of runs, in Twenty20s, while Mohammedan's score was the third lowest in this format.

Shakib picked up his second six-wicket haul in T20s, having taken 6 for 6 in the Caribbean Premier League earlier this year. In his first over, the second of Mohammedan's innings, Shakib took three wickets in four balls to decimate their chase. He came back to pick up three more wickets, including the last two that sealed the game.

Earlier, Anamul struck five sixes and nine fours to score 105 off 63 balls. He found support in Shakib's unbeaten 57 off 28 balls, which contained six fours and three sixes. Over the course of his all-round performance, Shakib became only the second player in T20 cricket to take six wickets and score a half-century in the same game.

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  • Muhammad Rakibul on December 27, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    @ Cricket_is_Unpopular: Do u think 115 strike rate is bad 4 a BD T20 batsman? Check others. Most of the BD batsmen have t20 strike rate below 110. And Tamim's batting average is far better than all other BD top-orders & also he has 13 50+ innings. Most other batsmen have 2-6 50+ innings in 30-70 matches.

  • Dummy4 on December 27, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    my best 11: shamsur, zia, sabbir, shakib, rahim, nasir, mithun forhad reza, gazi, sunny, al-amin. this will give 3 main spinners (leg and off), 2 medium pacers and 1 pacer. hard hitters: shamsur, Zia, sabbir, shakib, mithun, forhad reza. Batsman: Rahim, and Nasir. Gazi can hit the ball too.

  • Dummy4 on December 27, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    my team will be,1.anamul 2. shamsur 3.sabbir 4. mithun 5.musfiq 6.sakib 7.nasir 8.forhad reza 9.enamul junior 10. nazmul 11. al amin 12. tamim 13.riad 14.masrafi 15.mominul 16. arafat sani ...........

  • KH. RAFIQUE on December 27, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    I think Bangladesh's T20 squad should be like Mithun , Shamsur, Anamul, Shakib, Rahim, Nasir, Sabbir, Gazi, Arafat Sunny, Rubel, Al-Amin,Mominul, Zia, Soumu Sarker.....Tamim,Mashrafee and Razzak must not be considered for t20s as they should concentrate on TESTs and ODIs...

  • Anver on December 27, 2013, 5:52 GMT

    WOW!!!! what a unique feat by Al-Amin !!!

  • Jay on December 26, 2013, 23:32 GMT

    tamim seriously should be dropped. hes over ratted by us. after 2010 check his stats its like other old bd players javed belim habibul bashar. in another word below par

  • Dummy4 on December 26, 2013, 20:52 GMT

    My Best XI: Tamim,Shamsur,Anamul,Mominul,Shakib,Mushfiq,Nasir,Zia,Gazi,Sunny,Alamin. Sabbir,Mithun,Mahmaddullah and Mash as reserve. Mullah isn't good with bat anymore but he's good with bowling so he can be our backup spin reserve as Razzak is not in form, so is Gazi. Shamsur-Anamul looks pretty decent. So i'd want Tamim to be rested and Sabbir to be allowed at No.4 but thats unlikely to happen. Mash isn't good enough for this format. Zia with batting and Alamin with his economy and variation is good enough. If we take in mash we'll have to lose one valuable batsman.

  • Anup on December 26, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    Sakib is boss & an emerging pacer Al-amin is coming :D

  • Chris on December 26, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    I don't think Tamim Iqbal is even needed in BD T20 plans. He has played nearly 80 T20 games and he has a below standard strike rate of 115, which is a surprise considering he is aggressive. The minimum you want to see is 120 and only Anamul, Rahim, Shakib and few other specialist exceed that subject to at least 25 games. I think for Bangladesh in T20, top 2 in batting order should be Anamul and Shamsur and Tamim in reserves. Bowling wise it is clear we need lots of variations i.e. lots of slower balls, yorkers etc to keep scores as low as possible.

  • Amir on December 26, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    @warm_Coffee: I think Mominul will be a better choice because he is more consistent. He can hold an inning together as well as accelerate. I would put one of Anamul, Shamsur or Sabbir as reserve. Mithun is very impresive as well. Mahmudullah would be a better choice instead of either Gazi or Razzak. He is a scratchy player who fights it out everytime and it rubs off on the team.

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