11.4 gone, what was Mithun doing? Tossed up on off, Mithun tries to dab towards point for a quick run but gets an inside edge towards the keeper. He sets off aimlessly and the keeper whips off the bails. Run-out is Mithun, just when he was required to stick around. 81/3
    5.2 gone, Sarkar falls. Big wicket, against the run of play. Shahzad has the wicket. Full delivery outside off, too full maybe. Sarkar tries to go down the ground but cannot get under it enough. Hits it uppishly and straight into mid-on's lap 46/1
    9.3 and it has resulted in a wicket. Tossed up on middle and leg, Sabbir comes down and looks to heave it away. Doesn't get enough distance and the catch is taken on the midwicket fence. 72/2
    12.3 gone. Rahim is gone now. UAE storming back into the game. Short and wide, a ball tat should have been put away to the point boundary. Instead, he gets a thin feather through to the keeper and he has to walk back. 83/4
    17.2 very high full toss. Shakib is cleaned up. Misses his heave. Javed celebrates. The umpires want to check for a no ball. Looking for that yorker but misses it by some distance, Shakib surprised by the height misses it completely and a stump is uprooted. The front foot is fine and the height isn't checked. Looked under the waist anyway 112/5
    not out
    17.3 two in two. Big, momentum-changing wickets these. Full delivery on off, Nurul looks to loft the ball down the ground but mis-times it, it skews up in the air off the inside half of the bat and carries to long-on, who takes a good catch, running in. 112/6
    18.2 another one goes. Apart from the blaring music, not much noise in this arena. Full again outside off, Mortaza drills a drive and it carries all the way to long-off who takes an excellent catch. That was flat 114/7
    19.6 gone, run-out of the last ball. Bangladesh will get one. Driven to deep cover off the full delivery. The throw is good again, and this time Mustafa collects to run the batsman out and save his side a run 133/8
    5 (lb 2, nb 1, w 2)
    133/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Soumya Sarkar, 5.2 ov), 2-72 (Sabbir Rahman, 9.3 ov), 3-81 (Mohammad Mithun, 11.4 ov), 4-83 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 12.3 ov), 5-112 (Shakib Al Hasan, 17.2 ov), 6-112 (Nurul Hasan, 17.3 ov), 7-114 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 18.2 ov), 8-133 (Taskin Ahmed, 19.6 ov)
    Mohammad Naveed411223.00151000
    Amjad Javed403428.50112201
    Mohammad Shahzad403819.5083220
    Ahmed Raza401704.25100000
    Rohan Mustafa403017.5082100
    4.6 this time taken. Mustafizur takes it cleanly this time. Full delivery outside off, Mustafa tries to go over the top but fails to find adequate connection. Off the outside half to third man. Big wicket 25/2
    1.3 always bound to happen. Full outside off, the ball moving away from the batsman and Kaleem tries to hit that over mid-on. Awful shot selection and Kaleem pays the price. Off the toe end to mid-on for an easy take. Just the start UAE did not need, but Bangladesh will take it. 2/1
    7.1 gone. The offcutter works yet again. Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Shahzad tries to work to the leg side and closes the bat face way too early. Off the leading edge, spoons up and Mustafizur takes a dolly. UAE in big trouble now 34/4
    6.1 taken, big wicket for Bangladesh. Full delivery on off, a bit of away movement. Anwar goes back but gets a thick leading edge which flies to point who takes a great diving catch. UAE in trouble, again 33/3
    15.3 bowled im. Full on off, Usman plays down the line but the ball moves just enough to beat the outside edge of Usman and rattle into off stump. End of a determined innings 71/9
    7.2 another one. These offcutters befuddling the batsmen. Another offcutter, another leading edge, another wicket. Full on leg, the new batsman looks to flick into the leg side and the leading edge carries to mid-on this time. 34/5
    10.5 he has stepped on his own wicket. Mahmudullah fires one flat on leg, Javed flicks it nicely to short fine leg but slips over and his back foot crashes into the stumps. Symbolic of UAE's innings 45/6
    11.2 yikes, stumped by a mile. Shakib saw the batsman advancing and slowed it way down, the ball pitched, gripped and ripped past the outside edge. The batsman doesn't bother to look back 46/7
    12.5 Haider goes now. Tossed up on off, Haider comes down and drives straight to cover. Mortaza takes an easy catch. 55/8
    17.4 that will be it. Slower delivery outside off, the ball rips past the outside edge again and Raza is way down the track. The keeper whips off the middle stump from the ground itself. Bangladesh have a 51-run win 82/10
    not out
    3 (w 3)
    82 all out (17.4 Overs, RR: 4.64)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Muhammad Kaleem, 1.3 ov), 2-25 (Rohan Mustafa, 4.6 ov), 3-33 (Shaiman Anwar, 6.1 ov), 4-34 (Mohammad Shahzad, 7.1 ov), 5-34 (Swapnil Patil, 7.2 ov), 6-45 (Amjad Javed, 10.5 ov), 7-46 (Fahad Tariq, 11.2 ov), 8-55 (Saqlain Haider, 12.5 ov), 9-71 (Muhammad Usman, 15.3 ov), 10-82 (Ahmed Raza, 17.4 ov)
    Taskin Ahmed302418.00122210
    Al-Amin Hossain20814.0090100
    Mustafizur Rahman401323.25182000
    Mashrafe Mortaza301224.00142020
    Shakib Al Hasan3.402025.45111100

Match Details



United Arab Emirates , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

26 February 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire


Bangladesh 2, United Arab Emirates 0

Match Notes

Another batting collapse


Runs scored by UAE in the first 10 overs in this match, losing five wickets. In the last game vs SL, when chasing 130, they were 47 for 6 at the end of 10 overs.

Effective bowling, again


Runs scored by Bangladesh in the last 11 overs losing seven wickets. At the end of 9th over, they were 70 for 1.

In control


Mohammad Naveed's economy in this match - second-best by a bowler from associate teams against full-member teams bowling full quota of 4 overs