Mushfiqur throws his wicket away, again
Bangladesh batter Mushfiqur Rahim threw his wicket away after putting on a 74-run stand with Towhid Hridoy leaving the Tigers in deep trouble at five down for 155 in pursuit of Sri Lanka's 257 in the Asia Cup Super Four encounter between the two nations at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.
The veteran batter came down the wicket on the second delivery of the 38th over bowled by Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka. He got close to the pitch of the ball but failed to make proper contact to a delivery that was there to be hit and could only chip a catch to short mid-on. He couldn't find any boundaries in his 48-ball 29-run knock.
Mushfiqur found it difficult to veer away from his usual habit of throwing his wicket away in crucial situations, with this being the latest instance. The 36-year-old made a similar mishap in the Tigers' last match against Pakistan when he tried to take on the best bowler of the day. H nicked it to the wicketkeeper while trying to hit Haris Rauf down the wicket shortly after reaching his fitfty.