Tanzid, Bijoy back in the hut as Tigers are three down
Bangladesh opener Tanzid Hasan Tamim and Anamul Haque Bijoy got dismissed in quick succession to leave the Tigers at three down for 29 runs after six overs against India in their Asia Cup Super Four contest at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan came in at four, while Mehedi Hasan Miraz came to bat at five.
Tamim, who was left out after the Tigers' first game against Sri Lanka in the ongoing edition of the tournament, couldn't make his second shot at opening the innings count as he played one onto the stumps while trying to pull a short-of-a-good-length delivery bowled by India pacer Shardul Thakur in the fourth over. He looked good for his 12-ball 13 as he put away three boundaries but failed to capitalise on his start.
Playing in his first ODI since December 2022, Anamul Haque Bijoy threw his wicket away in a manner that made many scratch their heads. In the fourth over, Anamul pulled Shardul for a boundary in the second delivery of the sixth over. The next ball was a yorker that he fended after which he looked to pull across a good-length delivery outside off-stump but failed to get anywhere near to make proper contact. All he could do is concede a top-dge that scooped up and fell into the hadns of wicketkeeper KL Rahul. His lacklustre knock lasted for 11 balls off which he managed four runs that came from a solitary boundary.