Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad has suffered a back injury. He missed the Twenty20 warm-up match against Oman ‘A’ on Friday (October 6th) due to injury. He is currently rested to recover from the injury.
In the absence of Riyadh, Liton Kumar Das led Bangladesh against Oman ‘A’. In that match at Al Amarat Stadium, the Tigers blew the hosts by a big margin. Liton Bahini won by 80 runs on Friday. Bangladesh scored 206 runs in 20 overs in the first innings. The hosts had to score 206 runs to win. But the hosts went down to chase the huge target and the batting fell into disarray from the beginning. In the end, they could not turn around. At the end of the allotted 20 overs, Oman lost 9 wickets and managed to score only 146 runs.
Oman ‘A’ team lost the first wicket before adding any run after batting for the target of 206 runs thrown by Bangladesh. Nasum Ahmed, one of the hopefuls of the Tigers, brought the first breakthrough without any run in the first over. Then Sheikh Mahedi Hasan, Shariful Islam and Afif Hossain Dhruv also got wickets.
Batter Shoaib Khan tried to turn things around for the Oman team. However, he was dismissed for 43 off 39 balls. Rafiullah scored 31 runs. Besides, Mehran Khan and Rauf Ataullah added 19 runs. None of the others could cross the double digit quota.
Among the bowlers of Bangladesh, Shariful Islam took 3 wickets, Mohammad Saifuddin took 2 wickets and Nasum, Mehedi and Afif Hossain took 1 wicket each. Earlier, opener Mohammad Naeem won the toss and elected to bat. Earlier, Liton Das was dismissed by Srivastava. Liton made 53 off 33 balls with a strike rate of more than 160. The next three, however, could not do justice to the name at all. Soumya Sarkar added 6, Mushfiqur Rahim zero, Afif added 6 runs and returned to the pavilion. In the end Nurul Hasan Sohan made 39 runs off 15 balls. His strike rate was more than three hundred. 19 runs came from Shamim Patwari’s bat.
Amir Kalim and Srivastava took 2 wickets each for Oman. The Tigers are leaving Oman a day later on a warning from the Corona virus, despite plans to leave for the United Arab Emirates on October 9. A warm-up match against Sri Lanka on the 12th in the UAE. The match will start at 2 pm in Abu Dhabi. After rehearsals on October 3, Bangladesh will face Ireland in the second and final warm-up match on October 14.