There was drama aplenty at The Gabba towards the end of the T20 World Cup Group 2 game in Brisbane on Sunday. But Bangladesh still held their nerve to win by three runs.
With Zimbabwe needing five to win the last ball of their run chase, wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan seemed to bump Bless Muzarabani clean off Mosaddek Hossain to signal Bangladesh’s win. But after members of the two teams shook hands and the stumps were pulled out and the players walked off the field, the umpires were still checking to see if the bump was clean.
What a drama. Great game but hard luck Zimbabwe. #ZIMvsBAN
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1667111987000
The bump was clean, but not the collection. The third umpire discovered that Hasan had collected the ball in front of the stumps, which is illegal and therefore ruled it as a no-ball, and ask that the final delivery be rebuilt. The stunned Bangladesh players could not believe what had just happened and made their way back onto the field.
As a result, Muzurabani got another chance to win the game for Zimbabwe with a free-hit delivery, who now needed four runs from one ball. He swung hard but couldn’t connect with the ball. This time the victory was confirmed.
Bangladesh won by three runs, with Taskin Ahmed named Player of the Match for his 3/19, taking the sting out of Zimbabwe’s chase before Sean Williams (64) and Ryan Burl (27*) brought their side back into the fold brought battle. with a partnership of 63 runs.
Bangladesh posted 150/7 after electing to bat first, thanks mainly to Najmul Hossain Shanto’s 71 off 55 balls.