Asian Games 2010, Bangladesh Tigers roar their way to a gold medal in T20 cricket

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Asian Games 2010, Tigers roar their way to a gold medal in T20 cricket
The debutante men’s cricket competition at the multi-sport event got its first winner as Bangladesh defeated to win by five wickets.
Yesterday, Afghanistan staged the Asian Games biggest upset as they knocked off Pakistan to reach the finals but in today’s final the Tigers experience proved too much for the Afghans.
Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first but the Tigers camp mostly consisting of the national players shattered the confidence of the Afghan men as their openers were caught early on their innings. Mohammad Shahzad, who was out for a duck to Nazmul
Hossain and, after scoring just six runs failed to create any magic at the crease.
However, Karim Sadiq (20 runs off 30 balls) helped in boosting the morale of the team. He smashed two sixes and the relatively large crowd at Guanggong International Cricket Stadium burst into applause. But he was not being supported by his team mates as
the middle order continued to collapse at regular intervals.
As Sadiq was caught by Nazmul, Shabir Noori gave a brief stint of entertainment to the spectators as he hit three boundaries and a six to make 25 runs off 19 balls. But the top scorer for the team was fast bowler as he scored 38 runs off
36 balls to steer his team to a modest total of 118 in 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets.
Bangladeshi bowlers were in full form as and Captain Mohammad Ashraful took two wickets each. Nazmul Hossain and Nasir Hossain also contributed to the bowling attack, scooping up one wicket each.
In reply, the Tiger’s top order gave a strong start to Bangladesh as opener Mithun Ali smashed a hard-hitting 22 off 22 balls with the support of unbeaten Naeem Islam, who was the top scorer of final match. Islam scored 34 runs off 41 balls, which included
a six and three boundaries.
Captain Ashraful (10 runs) had a disappointing time at the crease as he was bowled out by Karim Sadiq. However, Sabbir Rahman drove his team to the finish line as he hit 33 runs off 18 balls.
The Tigers dashed the hopes of Afghanistan as they chased the target in 19.3 overs with 3 balls remaining.
Afghanistan’s only star bowler was Karim Sadiq, who took two wickets for 27 runs. But the war-ravaged nation’s team was proud to have taken the silver medal for their country.



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